Fulton, Mo., Sept. 14, 2013 – Four freshmen scored goals for the Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team as the Bears earned a 4-0 win at Westminster College in their first road match of the season Saturday night.
Freshman Grant Baltes put the Bears on the scoreboard first in the 26th minute with a goal off an assist by sophomore Cole Davis. Freshman Jake Shapiro made it 2-0 with his team-leading third goal of the season in the 37th minute on an assist from freshman Henry Cummings. The Bears went to halftime holding the 2-0 lead after out-shooting the Blue Jays 12-0 in the opening period.
In the second half, Cummings got in the scoring column with his first collegiate goal in the 55th minute off an assist from junior Jonathan Lipsey. Freshman Nick Politan became the ninth different player to score this season for Washington U. when he recorded his first career goal on the second assist of the match for Davis in the 76th minute to complete the scoring.
Westminster finished with an 11-7 advantage in shots in the second half, but junior David Wang and senior Jonathan Jebson combined for nine saves to preserve the shutout for the Bears. Wang improved to 2-0-1 in the third start of his career, recording three saves in 66 minutes in goal. Jebson had six saves in 24 minutes for the Bears.
Washington U. (3-1-1) returns to action at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 when the Bears travel to Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill., for the second of four-straight road matches.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. improved to 16-1-2 all-time against Westminster … It was the first shutout posted by the Bears this season.