Men's Soccer Has Seven-Game Winning Streak Snapped at No. 15 Dominican
River Forest, Ill., September 25, 2011 — The No. 4 Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team saw its seven-game winning streak to start the season come to an end with a 3-1 loss at No. 15 Dominican University on Sunday afternoon in River Forest, Ill.
Heading into Sunday’s game Washington University had earned a win in its first seven games of the year to match the most wins to start a season since 1974. The Bears were facing Dominican for the first time since 2008 and now lead the series against the Stars 2-1-2.
Dominican scored twice in the final 17 minutes of the game to break a 1-1 tie and come away with the victory. The Stars took an early lead thanks to a Lio Tovar strike in the 20th minute, but Washington University came back to even the score at 1-1 before the end of the half.
Senior Cody Costakis provided the offensive spark for the Bears, netting his third goal of the year with just over five minutes to play in the opening period.
Washington University had an advantage in scoring opportunities in the first half, firing six shots with three coming on net, compared to just four shots and no corner kicks for Dominican.
However, the Stars generated more scoring opportunities in the final 45 minutes, holding an 8-6 advantage in shots in the second half while matching Washington University’s four corner kicks.
Tovar picked up an assist on Edwin Lagunas’ game-winning goal in the 74th minute, and Logan Marvin put Domincan in front by two with just under seven minutes to play.
Washington University (7-1) will look to bounce back when it returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for a home game against Fontbonne University at Francis Field beginning at 8:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wustl.portal