Beddo's Score Not Enough to Lift Men's Soccer Past New York
Staten Island, N.Y, November 1, 2009 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team lost, 2-1, at New York University in a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Staten Island, N.Y. Sunday’s game was played at the College of Staten Island Sports Complex.
After a scoreless first half, it was the Violets that got on the board first in the second, when Ronny Scardino took a pass from Kyle Green and sent a one-timer past Washington University goalkeeper John Smelcer into the lower left corner of the goal. The goal was the second of the season for Scardino.
Fewer than 10 minutes later, New York scored again to take a two-goal lead. This time it was Green getting the score, collecting a long cleared ball from goalkeeper Marek Urbanski inside the Washington U. box and firing home a shot for his fourth goal of the year.
Junior Harry Beddo pulled Washington University within one in the 69th minute, cleaning up a rebounded shot for a goal, his third of the year. With the score Beddo tied senior Nat Zenner for second on the team in scoring. But Washington University was not able to score another goal and fell by the 2-1 margin.
For the Bears, the offensive woes continued on Sunday, as the team has not scored more than one goal in five-straight games. The loss also drops Washington U. to 3-3 in UAA play, while New York picked up its first conference win of the year, improving to 1-3-2.
Despite scoring just once, the Bears did control the offensive play against New York, recording eight shots on goal compared to just three for the Violets. Urbanski turned away seven of those shots, in addition to picking up the assist on NYU’s second goal. For the game, Washington U. tallied 15 total shots, and held an 11-4 edge in the second half.
Washington U. (9-6-3, 3-3 UAA) will play its season finale on Saturday, Nov. 7, when it heads to Chicago, Ill., to take on the University of Chicago at 11 a.m.