In a year marred by unlucky bounces and close losses, the season finale provided more of the same for the Washington University men’s soccer team.
The Bears took care of business on Sunday with a 2-0 win against New York University to push their overall and UAA conference records to 8-6-2 and 1-4-1, respectively.
It took two long years, but junior midfielder Jack West felt the relief wash over him when his penalty kick for the Washington University men’s soccer team ended up in the back of the net in an early September game against Greenville College.
Looking for its first conference victory, the Washington University men’s soccer team conceded two goals in a 2-0 loss to the Case Western Reserve University Spartans on Friday, and then played to a scoreless draw against the University of Rochester Yellojackets on Sunday.
In the 95th minute, junior midfielder Jack West’s shot was saved by Carnegie Mellon University’s goalkeeper, and the Tartans were able to draw a penalty kick of their own in the 108th minute. The ensuing shot snuck past sophomore goalkeeper Daniel Geanon’s outstretched hands, and Carnegie stole a 1-0 victory on Saturday.
In its first conference game of the season, the Washington University men’s soccer team was two long throw-ins away from stealing an upset victory against No. 5 Emory University, but the Bears lost 2-1 in overtime on Sunday at Francis Field.
Playing in front of the largest crowd of the season under the lights of Francis Field, the Washington University men’s soccer team came up short in a 1-0 loss to No. 14 Wheaton College on Friday.
Despite generating numerous scoring chances and dominating possession, the Washington University men’s soccer team was stuck in a scoreless deadlock for most of the game against Westminster College (Mo.). Yet, sophomore Jake Shapiro’s goal in the 80th minute lifted the Bears to a 1-0 victory and gave head coach Joe Clarke his 200th victory as Wash. U.’s coach in his 18th season at the helm.
Playing its third consecutive road game, the Washington University men’s soccer team jumped out to a 1-0 lead before conceding a goal late against Dominican University (Ill.) in a 1-1 double-overtime draw that evened the Bears’ record to 1-1-1 this season.
With only seven upperclassmen on the team, the No. 24 Washington University men’s soccer team, led by 18th-year head coach Joe Clarke, will be relying on a lot of young talent to make the playoffs after a one-year absence.