ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A conference title was at stake when the University of Chicago women's soccer team met Washington University-St. Louis on Saturday, and both teams played to a stalemate through 90 minutes. However, the Bears scored on a breakaway late in the first overtime to defeat UChicago 1-0.
The No. 8-ranked Maroons wrap up the regular season with a 15-3 overall record and a 4-3 mark in the University Athletic Association (UAA). The No. 10-ranked Bears (14-2-2 overall) won the UAA title at 5-1-1 in league play.
UChicago looks to earn an at-large postseason invite to the NCAA Division III Championship, which will be announced during the online NCAA selection show on Monday, Nov. 7 at 12:30 PM (CT):
The visitors put the first shot on goal 92 seconds in, courtesy of a header by junior forward Madori Spiker. It was a back-and-forth affair from that point on. The two teams combined for 38 shots in the game, but neither side could find the go-ahead goal during regulation.
With time ticking down in the first overtime period, a through ball gave WashU a breakaway opportunity and the hosts converted in the 99th minute to win the game.
UChicago led shots 20-18 and corner kicks 7-4. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Donovan (15-3 record) made five saves with one goal allowed.