Ike Witte’s Second-Half Goal Lifts No. 9 Washington U. Men’s Soccer Past Greenville
Greenville, Ill., Sept. 18, 2012 – The No. 9-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team posted its fourth-straight shutout and freshman Ike Witte scored his first-career goal to give the Bears a 1-0 win at Greenville College on Tuesday night.
The teams played to a scoreless tie at halftime after a hard-fought first period. The Bears opened the second half aggressively, getting off a great shot from the right side of the field that hit off the left post. Washington U. remained on the attack following the near-miss, and Witte chipped a ball in the box over the goalkeeper’s head to put the Bears ahead, 1-0, in the 52nd minute. The Bears had two more great chances to score later in the half, but Greenville’s goalkeeper made a pair of impressive saves to keep the score, 1-0.
The Bears and Panthers finished the match with nine shots each, with Washington U. placing five of its shots on frame to four for Greenville. Junior Jonathan Jebson made four saves for the Bears while posting his third shutout of the season and 12th of his career. The win also marked number 25 in Jebson’s career (25-4-6).
Washington University (5-0-1) is back in action with a key regional matchup on Friday night against No. 8-ranked Wheaton College (Ill.). The match is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Francis Field.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: The Bears improved to 18-3-1 all-time against Greenville … Washington U. has allowed just one goal this season … By holding Greenville scoreless, the Bears extended their shutout streak to more than 427-consecutive minutes.