Men's Soccer Scores a Goal in Each Half to Defeat Fontbonne University 2-0
St. Louis, Mo., September 28, 2011 — The No. 9 Washington University in St. Louis soccer team scored a goal in each half to pick up a 2-0 victory over Fontbonne University on Wednesday night at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo.
Junior Jeremy Kirkwood and junior Zachary Query scored the goals for Washington University, which improved to 8-1 on the year and is now 13-0-2 all-time against Fontbonne. The Bears also broke the Griffins’ three-game unbeaten streak with the win.
Fontbonne controlled the action over the first 10 minutes of the game, nearly scoring the first goal of the match when Taylor Pratte headed a ball inside of the box wide to the right.
Twenty minutes into the game the Bears found their footing offensively, firing nine of their 12 first-half shots over the final 25 minutes of the period.
Kirkwood broke the 0-0 tie in the 42nd minute. He settled into a hole in Fontbonne’s defense about 10-feet from the net when sophomore Michael Flowers found him with a long pass from the left side that he settled before hammering home for his third goal of the season. The assist was Flowers’ team-leading fourth of the year.
Washington U. outshot Fontbonne 12-6 in the first half with seven of those shots coming on net. Neither team attempted a corner kick through the first 45 minutes of the game.
There were not many quality scoring chances early in the second half, with Fontbonne having the first strong opportunity as Jordan Flack headed a ball through the Washington University and out of play.
Finally in the 75th minute Washington University found the back of the net for a second time. Query had a long shot from 25-yards deflected out of play resulting in a corner kick on the far right side.
Senior Cody Costakis took the corner kick for the Bears sending a line drive pass to Query at the top of the box, which he headed home for his fourth goal of the season. The assist was Costakis’ third of the year and the 12th of his career.
Washington University finished with a 22-9 advantage in shots and the Red and Green fired 11 shots on net. Sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson tied his season-high with four saves and picked up his fourth shutout of the season.
Washington U. (8-1) will return to action on Sunday, Oct. 2, when it hosts Carnegie Mellon University in its 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) opener. Game time is set for 11 a.m. at Francis Field. The match will be broadcast live at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wustl.portal#