Men's Soccer Hosts Fontbonne Wednesday and Carnegie in UAA Opener Sunday
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MEN’S SOCCER OPENS UAA PLAY AGAINST CARNEGIE ON SUNDAY
The No. 9 Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team hosts Fontbonne University on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 8:30 p.m., in its final non conference game before a stretch of four-straight contests against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. The Bears host Carnegie Mellon University in the UAA opener for both schools on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON U. - WESTMINSTER RECAP
Washington University stretched its winning streak to seven-straight to start the season with a 3-0 win over Westminster College on Sept. 21 in St. Louis, Mo. Three different players scored in the win with sophomore Michael Flowers and junior Jeremy Kirkwood netting a score in the first half and junior Zachary Query scoring in the second period. Flowers and Query both recorded assists to finish the game with three points. The Bears outshot Westminster 26-3 and held the Bluejays without a shot on net.
WASHINGTON U. - DOMINICAN RECAP
No. 15 Dominican scored two goals over the final 17 minutes of action to come away with a 3-0 win over the fourth-ranked Bears on Sept. 25. Senior Cody Costakis scored in the 40th minute to net his third goal of the year and tied the game at 1-1, but the Stars scored twice late to break Washington University’s seven-game winning streak. Dominican outshot Washington U. 8-6 in the second half.
TAKING A LOOK AT FONTBONNE AND CARNEGIE MELLON
• Fontbonne University is 6-3-1 so far this year and the Griffins are unbeaten in their last three games, going 2-0-1 during that stretch. Washington University leads the all-time series with Fontbonne 12-0-2 and the Bears picked up a 2-0 win at Fontbonne last season.
• Carnegie Mellon University has won three of its last four games after starting the season with a 1-2-1 record. The Tartans beat Washington & Jefferson (5-1) and Bethany College (4-1) last week. The all-time series with Carnegie Mellon is tied 11-11-2 and the Bears picked up a 1-0 overtime victory last season in Pittsburgh, Pa. Washington U. has won three of the last four contests against Carnegie dating back to the 2007 season.
A FEW NOTES ABOUT CONFERENCE OPENERS
• Washington University has posted a 14-6-3 record all-time in 23 UAA opening games.
• The Bears are 5-4-2 all-time against Carnegie Mellon University in UAA opening games and last faced the Tartans in a conference opener in 2008, a 1-0 Washington U. victory.
• Washington U. is 3-0-1 in its last four conference openers and played to a 0-0 tie with Emory University last season.
• The last loss in a conference opener was a 1-0 setback against Emory in 2006.
RARE DEFENSIVE SETBACK AGAINST DOMINICAN
Washington University allowed three goals in its loss at No. 15 Dominican University on Sept. 25, marking the first time the Bears gave up three goals in a game since a 3-2 loss to Principia College on Sept. 22, 2009. Washington U. went a span of 38 games without giving up three goals to an opponent and the Bears allowed two goals just three times during that span.
BEARS PUT WESTMINSTER IN A CORNER
Washington University attempted a season-high 14 corner kicks in its 3-0 win against Westminster College on Sept. 21. The 14 corner kicks were the most in a game since they had 14 in a 0-0 tie with Westminster College on Sept. 10, 2005. Washington U. is first in the UAA with 66 corner kick attempts so far this season.
YET ANOTHER FAST START TO THE SEASON
With its 3-0 win over Westminster College on Sept. 21, Washington University won its seventh game in a row to set a mark for the most victories to start a season since 1974, when the Red and Green posted wins in their first nine games of the year on the way to an 11-3 overall record. Last year the Bears got off to another of the best starts in school history when it went undefeated through their first 13 games. The Bears were 10-0-3 to start last season, marking the program’s unbeaten stretch to start a year since 1979.