It was that type of feel-good weekend for the No. 17 Washington University men’s soccer team, who remain undefeated after beating rival Wheaton College 1-0 on Friday and dominating No. 16 Luther College 4-0 on Sunday in a pair of home games.
In the second match of the season last year, the Washington University men’s soccer team conceded the game-winning goal with eight seconds left in a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Carthage College.
On Saturday afternoon, however, the Bears were on the opposite end of an equally dramatic contest, as sophomore forward Ryan Sproule scored in the 89th minute to give No. 24 Wash. U. a 1-0 road victory over Dominican University and its first 2-0 start since 2013.
If life imitates art, then the Washington University men’s soccer team is about to reach the crest of a three-year crescendo.
Jack West spent the last two years of his undergraduate career as arguably the most critical member of the Washington University men’s soccer team. From 2014 to 2015, he tallied 14 goals and 10 assists in 37 games; in total, 17 more points than any other member of the team over the same time span.
By the time junior back Kevin Goon stared down the DePauw University goalkeeper from about 12 yards, eight other members of the Washington University men’s soccer team had assumed the same lonely position.
While most Washington University students were enjoying fall break on campus, the Wash. U. men’s soccer team had different plans, making a statement with back-to-back road shutouts at New York University and No. 7 Brandeis University this weekend.
The first time the Washington University men’s soccer team and Emory University squared off in 1986, the teams battled to a 0-0 stalemate. Twenty-nine years later, matchups between these two teams still follow a similar script.
The No. 18 Washington University men’s soccer team has made a habit of scoring early, netting 13 of their 16 goals in the first half.
The No. 24-ranked Washington University men’s soccer team capitalized on a bevy of offensive opportunities this weekend on their way to a pair of wins during their Claremont, Calif. road trip this weekend.
It was a frustrating afternoon for the Washington University men’s soccer team that outshot Dominican University 25-4 but failed to capitalize en route to a 1-1 tie Saturday night at Francis Field.