The Maryville College women's soccer team had their historic run into the NCAA tournament come to an end in the post-season first round as tournament host and No. 3 ranked Washington University in St. Louis advanced in regional play with a 4-0 victory over the Scots on Saturday afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri.
Maryville came into their 10th NCAA regional riding an 11-match win streak but the Bears extended their own 15-match unbeaten streak with a flurry of first-half goals at Francis Olympic Field.
WashU tallied a pair of goals in the opening nine minutes of action. Sophomore Ariana Miles directed an unassisted strike into the lower left corner past MC keeper Abbey Coleman for her seventh goal of the season at the 7:44 mark. Taylor Cohen deposited her 10th goal of the season and 47th goal of her career going one-versus-one with a left-footed strike just before the nine-minute mark.
The Bears outshot MC 20-3 in the opening half including a scoring strike by Ellie DeConinck in the 25th minute from a crossing pass from Ariana Miles.
WashU finished their scoring in the 35th minute when Kally Wendler directed a give-and-go pass inside the box where Marissa Kalkar hit the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
Maryville finished the match at a 34-7 shot disadvantage. Taylor Frizen and Macy Lindsey were the only Scots able to direct a shot on frame as WashU's Emma Greenfield earned the win in net with a trio of saves. The win was her 50th career victory in net for the Bears. The shutout was the Bears' 11th of the season.
The Scots' keeper Abbey Coleman turned away a dozen Bear attacks, but finished the season 14-5 in net for Maryville.
Maryville finishes the season 15-5 overall while WashU advances in the NCAA tournament with a 16-1-2 overall mark.
WashU advances to take on Adrian College on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the NCAA Second Round.Adrian defeated the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1-0 in double-overtime in first round action.