Men's Soccer Defeats Sewanee, 3-1, on Final Day of Labor Day Tournament
Birmingham, Ala., September 6, 2010 – The Washington University in St. Louis men’s soccer team continued its strong start to the 2010 season by picking up a 3-1 victory over Sewanee University at the Birmingham Southern Puma/Labor Day Classic on Monday, Sept. 6, in Birmingham, Ala.
After a seven-goal barrage in the season-opening victory over Webster University on Wednesday, the Bears played to a 0-0 tie with tournament host Birmingham Southern College on Saturday night. The Washington U. offense came back to life on Monday, as the Red and Green found the back of the net twice in the first half, and again early in the second.
Sophomore Zachary Query started the scoring by netting his second goal of the season in the 17th minute against Sewanee. Just over four minutes later Washington University leading scorer Kevin Privalle took a pass from sophomore Brian Wright to make the WUSTL advantage 2-0 just over 20 minutes into the game; it was Privalle’s third goal of the season.
Having not allowed a goal for the first 254 minutes of the season, the Bears finally yielded a score in the 55th minute against Sewanee. Washington University’s John Duncan was whistled for a yellow card leading to a penalty kick for Sewanee’s Samuel Edoung-Biyo. Edoung-Biyo failed to convert the PK, but he did knock in the rebound to pull his team within one goal.
Fewer than five minutes later, the Bears scored again to go back up by two goals. Junior Michael Chamberlin netted his first goal of the year, receiving an assist from Duncan at the 58:41 mark, to put the Red and Green in command of the game.
The Bears controlled play against the Tigers, holding a 15-3 advantage in shots and a 7-2 edge in shots on goal. Washington University goalkeeper Andrew Serio improved to 2-0-1 on the year, playing all 90 minutes and making one save, while allowing just one goal on the rebound of the penalty kick. The Red and Green also took eight corners compared to just one for Sewanee.
Washington U. (2-0-1) returns to action on Friday, Sept. 10, when it hosts Greenville College at Francis Field in St. Louis, Mo. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.