Men's Soccer Matches Best Start Since 2006 Season
St. Louis, Mo., September 10, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team remained unbeaten after a 2-0 victory over Greenville College on Friday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo.
A scoreless first half saw Washington University outshoot Greenville, 5-2, with one scoring opportunity in the 24th minute. Senior Harry Beddo was left open in front of the net off a corner kick by senior Cody Costakis, but Beddo did not get much on his half volley that was saved by Greenville goalkeeper Nathan Haas.
The first half was very physical, as Greenville and Washington U. combined for 19 fouls. Greenville was also called for three yellow cards in the opening 45 minutes of play, while WUSTL also picked up a yellow card.
It took Washington University just six minutes into the second half to take the lead. Beddo sent a long cross that went over the Greenville defense and landed on the foot of sophomore Zach Query. He made a move to keep a defender off, and then fired a shot past Haas to the near corner. The goal for Query was his third of the season, tying him with junior Kevin Privalle for the team lead.
Sophomore Brian Wright set up in the insurance goal in the 86th minute. Wright crossed a ball into the box to Query, who flicked it to junior Patrick McLean for the one-timer past Hass. Query now leads the team in scoring with seven points (three goals, one assist).
Freshman goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson picked up the first win of his career in the nets playing the final 45 minutes. Senior Andrew Serio made the start in goal and made two saves in the first half. Washington U. outshot Greenville, 18-2, for the game, including 13-0 in the second half. The two teams combined for 36 fouls and five yellow cards.
Washington U. (3-0-1) returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 12, when it hosts Rhodes College. Game time is schedule for 3 p.m.
Bear Notebook: The 3-0-1 start for the Bears is the best since 2006, when Washington U. also began the season 3-0-1 … The Bears improved their all-time record against Greenville to 16-3-1, dating back to 1959 … Washington U. picked up its 499th win in program history … The Bears have outscored their opponents, 12-1, in the first four games of the season.