Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 6, 2013 – The No. 15-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw in the University Athletic Association (UAA) opener at Emory University Sunday afternoon.
Emory got on the board first with a goal in the 62nd minute when Carl Credle hit a shot off the crossbar that bounced into the net. The Bears countered in the 68th minute when sophomore Ike Witte headed in his first goal of the season off a corner kick by senior Michael Flowers. Emory fired off seven more shots in the final 17 minutes of regulation, but the Bears' defense blocked two of them and senior Jonathan Jebson made three saves.
In the first overtime, each team managed just one shot, despite Washington U. getting a pair of corner kicks in the first two minutes of the period. Emory dominated the second overtime, with a 5-0 shot advantage, but Jebson made a pair of saves in the final four minutes, including one with 32 seconds remaining, to preserve the 1-1 tie.
Neither team was able to get on the scoreboard in the first half. Washington U. controlled much of the first 15 minutes. In the sixth minute, senior Manny Angel received a cross in the box near the right post, but his shot was saved by an Emory defender before crossing the goal line. Emory's best scoring opportunity in the opening half came in the 44th minute when Max Gomas hit a shot toward the opposite post, but Jebson made a diving save to his left and senior Nik Patel cleared it as the teams went to halftime in a 0-0 tie.
Emory finished with a 25-15 shot advantage, including a 9-5 edge in shots on goal. The Eagles also had 11 corner kicks to the Bears' six. Jebson equaled his season-best with eight saves.
Washington U. (6-2-2, 0-0-1 UAA) returns to Francis Field for a three-match homestand, its final three home matches of the season, beginning with an 11 a.m. contest against No. 17 Carnegie Mellon University Saturday, Oct. 12.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series between the two teams, 13-7-8 … It was the third tie in the past four seasons between the two teams … The Bears have scored in each of their first 10 matches this season.