Patrick McLean Strikes Twice in the Second Half to Lead Men's Soccer Past Carnegie
St. Louis, Mo., October 2, 2011 — Senior forward Patrick McClean broke open a tie game early in the second half with a pair of goals to lead the No. 9 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday afternoon in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener for both teams in St. Louis, Mo.
McClean netted a pair of tallies in a four-minute span early in the second half to put the game out of reach. He scored on a give-and-go goal with senior Dylan Roman at 46:28, and then four minutes later he found the back of the net with a left-footed shot across his body to the far right post. McClean has five goals on the season and is tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals.
Carnegie Mellon (4-4-1, 0-1 UAA) scored on its first shot of the game, with Max Tassano firing a rocket from 25-yards out from the top right side passed Washington University sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson and into the far left corner of the net. The goal, which game in the 11th minute, was Tassano’s fifth of the season.
Washington U. answered back with a goal just before halftime at the 37:59 mark. Following a foul by Carnegie Mellon just outside the corner of the box, senior Cody Costakis put a free kick into the box to the far post that snuck into the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. The goal for Costakis was his fifth of the season.
The Bears added an insurance goal in the 88th minute, as sophomore Jeremy Kirkwood one-timed a cross from senior Zach Hendrickson to round out the scoring. Washington U. outshot Carnegie Mellon 17-11 and had a 7-6 advantage in corner kicks. Jebson made one save and picked up the win in goal for the Bears.
Washington U. (9-1, 1-0 UAA) embarks on a three-game conference road trip starting next Sunday, Oct. 8, when it travels to Atlanta, Ga., to face Emory University at 11 a.m. (ET).
Bear Notebook: It was only the third time this season an opponent has scored first against the Bears … Head coach Joe Clarke was not on the sidelines during Sunday’s game, due to the wedding of his son on Saturday in California … Assistant coach Rick Rone took the reigns of the squad on Sunday in place of Clarke … Washington U. has won four of the last five games against Carnegie, and leads the all-time series 12-11-2.