Men’s soccer falls to Ohio Wesleyan in second round

| Sports Reporter

The Washington University Men’s soccer team finished its season with a 1-0 loss to the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

The Bears were on their heels from the beginning, as they were outshot 15-1 in the first half. Dylan Stone scored in the 38th minute for the Battling Bishops after they had missed a number of quality chances.

Earlier in the half, the Bears were lucky not to give up a penalty after an Ohio Wesleyan attacker was brought down in the box. Ohio poured in a number of dangerous crosses but failed to get on the end of any of them.

The Bears came out running in the second half. They began pressing farther up the field and creating more opportunities because of it.

Perhaps the Bears’ two best chances came early into the second half. The first was created in the 56th minute by senior Cody Costakis’ through ball to senior Dylan Roman, who beat his defender with speed but whose one-on-one shot was stopped at point-blank range by the Battling Bishops’ goalkeeper Paul Hendricks.

The second opportunity was created two minutes later by senior Peter Jebson at the near post. Jebson turned his defender around, but his shot fizzled wide.

Ohio Wesleyan had a chance to double their lead late with an 85th-minute penalty kick, but sophomore goalie Jonathan Jebson made a diving save to his left to keep the Red and Green in the game. However, the Battling Bishops held on to preserve the 1-0 score line in their favor.

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