Washington U. Men’s Soccer Earns 3-2 Double-Overtime Win at Case
Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 2012 – A goal by senior Zachary Query in the 102nd minute gave the Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team a 3-2 win in double overtime in rainy and windy conditions at Case Western Reserve University Sunday afternoon.
The win for the Bears keeps their University Athletic Association (UAA) championships hopes alive. Washington U. (10-4-1, 4-2 UAA) sits one point behind Carnegie Mellon University (12-2-1, 4-1-1 UAA) with one match remaining in the regular season. The Bears host University of Chicago (8-4-4, 2-3-1 UAA) for Senior Day at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Francis Field.
Washington U. led 2-1 late in the second half, but Case Western Reserve scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute to make it 2-2. Junior Jeremy Kirkwood had a chance to score the game-winner with about 30 seconds left in regulation, but the Spartan goalkeeper made a diving save to send the match to overtime. Both teams were scoreless through one overtime period.
In the second overtime, Query took a cross from junior Michael Flowers in the box and tapped it into the net for the game-winning goal in the 102nd minute. It was Query’s second goal of the match and his fourth-career game winner.
Case Western Reserve got on the scoreboard first with a goal in the 15th minute. The Bears tied the score in the 42nd minute when Query kicked a ball through from 40 yard that Kirkwood quickly settled before kicking it in for his fourth goal in six games this season.
Washington U.’s offense continued to pressure the Spartans after tying the score. In the final minute of the half, a shot by junior Nik Patel was saved by the Case Western Reserve goalkeeper, but bounced out of his hands and Query was there to knock it in and give the Bears a 2-1 lead with five seconds remaining in the half. The score remained 2-1 in favor of Washington U. until the Spartans tied the score late in the second half.
Junior Jonathan Jebson recorded six saves in the win for the Bears. He improved his record to 10-4-1 in the net this season, recording the 30th win in goal in his career.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. improved to 23-3 all-time against Case Western Reserve … The win was the third in a row for Washington U., and the team’s fifth in the past six matches … The Bears have now won 10 or more matches in 13 of head coach Joe Clarke’s 16 seasons at Washington University.