The Wartburg women’s soccer team (15-5-3) traveled to St. Louis, Missouri, to take on the Bears of Washington University. The Knights’ Sweet 16 run was ended, as the Bears prevailed by a narrow 1-0 score.
Scoring the lone goal for Washington University was Megan Renken at 85:54 on a long ball.
In total, Wartburg had eight shots that came from Lisa Trizzino (1), Olivia Jansen (2), Taylor Evans (1), Morgan Neuendorf (1), Alyssa Drewelow (1), Alyssa Hewitt (1) and Nicole Adair (1).
For shots on goal, three Knights tried to get inside the net.
Trizzino, Neuendorf and Drewelow each recorded one shot on goal.
The Knights had four shots in each half, for their combined eight throughout the game. As for Washington University, they had 27.
In corner kicks, the Knights had three and the Bears had six.
Goalkeeper Beth Crow allowed one goal during the game and recorded eight saves. The Bear’s goalkeeper Lizzy Crist had three saves, which kept the Knights from scoring.
No red or yellow cards were given during this Sweet 16 game.
While the Knights fell to the fourth-ranked Washington University Bears, the team had several othernotable accomplishments during their season.
Wartburg won both the Iowa Conference regular season title, along with the Iowa Conference tournament title.
By winning the conference tournament, the team received an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
During their time in the NCAA tournament, Wartburg defeated St. Scholastica, 1-0 on Nov. 14 and No. 13 Puget Sound on Nov. 15, by a penalty kick shootout, 5-4.
The team finishes the season with a 15-5-3 record.