Men's Soccer Falls to Chicago Following Overtime Penalty Kick
Chicago, Ill., November 7, 2009 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 overtime loss to the University of Chicago in its 2009 season finale on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Stagg Field in Chicago, Ill. The Bears end their season with a 9-7-3 overall mark, and Washington University finishes University Athletic Association (UAA) competition with a 3-4 record.
Chicago pulled out the narrow overtime win thanks to a penalty kick with fewer than 60 seconds to play in the first 10-minute overtime period. A physical game from start to finish, junior Randall Schoen was whistled for a foul near the top of the box at the 99:07 mark and Chicago’s Stanton Coville converted the PK, scoring his ninth goal of the season in the process.
Neither team mustered many offensive chances in the physical defensive battle. Both Washington University and Chicago accounted for two shots on goal apiece, not including the overtime score. Chicago was whistled for 20 fouls while Washington U. was called for 18.
There were also a total of six yellow cards issued in the game, three to each team. Prior to Saturday, the Bears had been issued just six yellow cards all year.
Chicago finishes its regular season schedule with a 12-3-3 overall record and a 5-1-1 mark in UAA play. Washington University wraps up its seventh-straight winning season under head coach Joe Clarke, and the school’s 27th-consecutive season of having a .500 or better overall record.