GREENVILLE, Ill.-- The GC women's soccer team lost a tough battle to the Washington University-St. Louis Bears, falling 3-0 at home.
Wash U's Anna Zambricki opened scoring in the 40th minute. The score remained 1-0 heading into halftime. The second half brought two more goals for the Bears, one from Kaylin Balley in the 57th minute and the other from Zambricki in the 82nd minute. The game ended 3-0 Wash U.
Washington University are currently ranked second in the in NCAA Division III. The 3-0 win is the team's closest game of the season thus far.
"Considering that we played against the number two team in the entire nation, we had our backs against the wall," Coach Jeff Wardlaw explained. "I am really proud of the girls that they fought as hard as they did for 90 minutes. It's rare that a coach is proud for a 3-0 loss but I truly am proud of my team."
Senior goalkeeper, Heidi Koehl, made a career high of 15 saves in the game.
"Heidi was absolutely phenomenal tonight," said Wardlaw. "With all the talent on he field last night she really stood out as one of the best."
The team's record now stands at 1-4. The Panthers will play again at home this Wednesday, September 18, when they take on Millikin at 5:00pm.