Men’s Soccer Falls to Case Western 2-1 in Overtime on Senior Day
St. Louis, Mo., October 30, 2011 — Eric Erb scored off a rebound early in the first overtime as Case Western Reserve University spoiled Senior Day with a 2-1 victory over No. 7 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team on Sunday afternoon in University Athletic Association (UAA) play on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.
Patrick O’Day fired the initial shot that Washington U. sophomore goalkeeper Michael McCarthy saved, and then Erg gathered the rebound and put it in the near corner for the game-winner. The goal for Erb was his eighth of the season.
Case Western Reserve improves to 13-4 overall, 4-2 in the UAA, while Washington U. falls to 13-3-1, also 4-2 in the conference. Case Western, Emory University and Washington U. are all tied for first the UAA entering the final week of the season.
Prior to Sunday’s contest, Washington U. honored its six senior members of the men’s soccer team who played their final regular season game at Francis Field: Michael Chamberlin, Zach Hendrickson, Peter Jebson, Patrick McClean, Kevin Privalle and Dylan Roman.
The Bears came out with much more intensity than in Friday night’s loss to Rochester, and it showed from the start. Junior Zach Query was taken down just outside the 18 in the sixth minute, which resulted in a free kick. Senior Cody Costakis took the free kick for the Bears and snuck it around the wall to the inside corner for the first goal of the game.
Washington University outshot Case Western Reserve 7-6 in the opening 45 minutes of play, and the two teams combined for 15 corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson made two saves in the first half, including a point-blank save against Vinny Bell at the 26:24 mark.
Jebson was injured with 32:31 remaining in the second half, and had to come out and give way to McCarthy, who had played just 14 minutes in the nets this season. He was tested six minutes later but could not come up with the save, as Kyle Alsup’s shot from just outside the 18 slipped through his hands to tie the score at 1-1 with 64:02 remaining.
Case Western Reserve outshot Washington U. 17-11 for the game, and had an 11-9 advantage in corner kicks. McCarthy suffered the loss in goal, making two saves and allowing two goals in 33:49.
Washington University plays its final regular season contest on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of Chicago. Game time is set for 11 a.m. in Chicago, Ill.
Bear Notebook: Washington University is ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division III Central Region Rankings, while Case Western Reserve is No. 5 in the Great Lakes Region … Washington University leads the all-time series with Case Western Reserve, 22-3.