Senior Cody Costakis Leads Men's Soccer to 1-0 Upset at No. 11 Carnegie Mellon
Pittsburgh, Pa., October 10, 2010 – Senior midfielder Cody Costakis scored in overtime to lead the No. 12 Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team to its biggest victory of the year, a 1-0 win over University Athletic Association (UAA) rival No. 11 Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Oct. 10, in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Still unbeaten in 2010 with a 9-0-3 record, Washington University is off to its best start to a season since 1979, when the Red and Green began the year with a 12-0-2 mark en route to a 16-3-3 final record and a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championship.
Costakis’ game-winning strike came fewer than four minutes into the first overtime period. He cleaned up a deflection from 10-yards out for the score, where junior Patrick McLean and sophomore Zachary Query received assists. Costakis is now tied for second on the team in goals scored with three and points with nine.
Senior Andrew Serio played all 94 minutes in goal for Washington University and picked up his first shutout of the year. He turned away five shots to keep the Tartans off the scoreboard, setting a new career high in saves in the process.
Carnegie Mellon finished the game with a slight edge in shot attempts at 11-10, and recorded five shots on net compared to three for the Bears.
After starting the year with an 8-0 record and rising to No. 2 in the National College Soccer Coaches of American (NSCAA) national rankings, the Tartans have now dropped their first two UAA matches to fall to 0-2 in the conference. Washington University played to a 0-0 tie with ninth-ranked Emory University last weekend in St. Louis, Mo. With four points through a pair of conference games the Bears are tied with Emory and New York University atop the conference standings.
Washington U. (9-0-3, 2-0 UAA) returns to action for a crucial UAA road trip next week. The Bears face Case Western Reserve University on Friday, Oct. 15, in Cleveland, Ohio, at 7:30 p.m. (ET), and No. 15 University of Rochester on Sunday, Oct. 17, in Rochester, N.Y.