ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Franklin women's soccer team wrapped up its weekend trip to the Gateway to the West on Saturday (Sept. 8) evening, taking on No. 10-ranked Washington University (Mo.).
The Grizzlies (1-1-1) were overwhelmed by the nationally-ranked Bears (4-0), dropping a 5-0 contest.
The Bears got the early jump on the Grizzlies, scoring just 59 seconds into the match. The Grizzlies were unable to find their footing after the opening goal, managing just one shot attempt in the opening 45 minutes. When the first half horn sounded, the Bears held a 2-0 lead.
The hosts continued to control play in the second half, adding insurance goals in the 54th, 59th and 78th minutes while limiting Franklin to just one shot attempt over the final 45.
Junior goalkeeper Lexi Short stopped a season-high 12 shots for the Grizzlies. It was a new career-high in saves for the Avon, Ind.-native surpassing her previous career-high of 10 stops. Rachel Hawkins and Taylor McDaniel were credited with shots for the Grizzlies.
Franklin looks to get back in the win column on Tuesday (Sept. 11) afternoon, when they head to Greencastle, Ind. to take on in-state rival DePauw University. Kick-off is set for 5:00 p.m.