The Washington University men’s soccer team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament with a 4-1 first-round loss to North Park University on Saturday afternoon in Dubuque, Iowa.
Senior Kenji Kobayashi, a midfielder and captain of the men’s soccer team, suffered a season-ending concussion in practice before the Bears began official play for the year. Since that time, Kobayashi has needed to alter his plans for his senior year both on and off the field.
With just one goal on Saturday against the University of Chicago, the Washington University men’s soccer team would have guaranteed itself a spot in the Division III tournament. But all the Bears’ shot attempts sailed wide, high or straight at the Maroons’ goalkeeper.
Defensively oriented. Offensively risk-taking. Young and learning. Older and experienced. Maybe a bit unlucky. And sometimes maybe even a bit lucky.
The men’s soccer team won two close matches, staying within one point of the UAA lead and giving them a chance at a league championship heading into the final game of the season.
The Washington University men’s soccer team ended a three-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon at Francis Field when it defeated Emory University, 1-0, thanks to a goal by junior Jeremy Kirkwood in the 88th minute of the game.
For 450 minutes, the No. 9 Washington University men’s soccer team played defense more like the Chicago Bears than Division III Bears, stifling opponents and not allowing a goal as it rapidly climbed the national rankings. Then, in the span of two minutes, the shutout streak and the team’s undefeated season were finished. No.
The No. 9 Washington University men’s soccer team extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over Greenville College on Tuesday night. Freshman Ike Witte scored the game’s lone goal in the 52nd minute when he received a ball from freshman Jack West and chipped it over the keeper. It was Witte’s first career goal.
With yet another strong defensive effort, the No. 18 Washington University men’s soccer team shut out Rhodes College in a 3-0 victory Saturday to tally its third straight shutout. The Bears have only allowed one goal in five games this entire season. “Our [whole] defense stepped up and played really tight the whole game,” junior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson said.
With less than three minutes left in the third quarter, senior running back Chris Castelluccio barged his way into the end zone on a 75-yard drive, giving the Washington University football team a 17-10 lead.