Greenville, Ill., Sept. 25, 2013 – Senior Jeremy Kirkwood assisted on all four goals to set a Washington University in St. Louis school record as the No. 16-ranked men's soccer team earned a 4-0 win at Greenville College Wednesday evening.
Playing in just his second match of the season after sitting out the first five with an injury, Kirkwood tallied four assists to break the previous Washington University single-match assists record of three. Kirkwood picked up his first assist of the season on a goal by junior Jonathan Lipsey with less than five seconds remaining in the first half to put the Bears ahead 1-0 at halftime. It was Lipsey's first-career goal, but he quickly added to that total with another goal off an assist from Kirkwood in the 52nd minute that made it 2-0.
Freshmen Jake Shapiro and Drew Gottwald added to Washington U.'s lead with goals in the 79th and 81st minutes, respectively. It was Shapiro's team-leading fourth goal of the season, while Gottwald scored in his first collegiate match.
Junior David Wang improved to 4-0-1 in goal for the Bears, recording one save while playing the first half. Senior Jonathan Jebson played the second half in goal, tallying three saves. Washington U. outshot Greenville 19-7, including a 12-4 advantage in shots on goal.
It was the third-straight shutout posted by Washington U. The Bears have outscored their opponents 9-0 in those three matches, all on the road. Washington U. (5-1-1) finishes its four-match road trip at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, when the team travels to Wheaton, Ill., to face No. 8 Wheaton College.
Bear Notebook: Washington U. improved to 19-3-1 all-time against Greenville … The Bears have scored in each of their first seven contests this season … Kirkwood doubled his career assists total in the match after recording four total in his previous three seasons … Washington U. has had 14 different players record goals or assists this season … The four goals scored equaled the Bears' highest single-match total of the season.