Privalle's Goal in Double Overtime Lifts Men's Soccer Past Emory, 2-1
Atlanta, Ga., October 9, 2011 — Senior Kevin Privalle scored his first goal of the season at an opportune time for the ninth-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team as his strike in double overtime lifted the Bears to a 2-1 victory at Emory University on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, Ga.
With Sunday’s victory Washington University now sits atop the University Athletic Association (UAA) standings with a 2-0 record and six points, leading second place University of Rochester (1-0-1), the conference’s only other unbeaten team through the first two weeks of league action.
The Bears staked claim to an early lead against Emory on Sunday, with senior Patrick McLean netting his team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 16th minute. The score came on Washington University’s only corner kick opportunity of the game, and it took full advantage.
Senior midfield Cody Costakis started the play by taking the corner kick and getting the ball out to sophomore midfielder Michael Flowers. Flowers proceeded to send a cross into the box for McLean to head home to pick up his fifth assist of the season, which ranks first for the Bears and second in the UAA.
From that point the Eagles took control of the game offensively, finishing with a 26-7 advantage in shots, 7-4 in shots on goal and 7-1 in corner kicks. Despite the disparity in scoring opportunities Emory did not get on the scoreboard until the 70th minute, when Andrew Natalino tied the score at 1-1 by converting a penalty kick.
Washington University sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson made four saves down the stretch, including three in the first overtime period, to keep the Bears in the game.
Less than four minutes into the second overtime McLean sent a cross to Privalle for him to bury for the game-winner, the third-game winning goal of his career.
Washington University continues its three-game UAA road trip next Friday, Oct. 14, when it faces defending UAA champion New York University in New York, N.Y., at 1 p.m. (ET).