St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 12, 2013 – The No. 16 ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team dropped its University Athletic Association (UAA) home opener with a 1-0 loss to Carnegie Mellon University Saturday afternoon at Francis Field in St. Louis.
Washington U. falls to 6-3-2, 0-1-1 UAA with the loss, while Carnegie Mellon improves to 8-2-1, 1-1 in the UAA.
Carnegie Mellon pressured Washington U. from the beginning of the game, and took advantage of a misplay in the box by senior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson, leading to the only goal of the game. Senior Colin Schafer sent a cross into the box that Jebson attempted to punch out, but the deflection went to senior Chris Wysocki who headed into an open net for his fifth goal of the season.
Washington U., who was outshot 8-2 in the first half, nearly tied the contest at the 17:28 mark when senior Jeremy Kirkwood's shot from inside the 18 went wide left. Jebson came up with a big save with 35 seconds left before half, as he deflected a shot by Max Tassano from inside the box just over the goal to keep it a one-goal game.
Carnegie Mellon dropped eight into the box in the second half to try and hold onto the one-goal lead. Washington U. had many opportunities in the second half, outshooting Carnegie Mellon, 9-3, but they could not find the back of the net. The Tartans had two golden chances with less than 10 minutes to play, but Jebson came up with two huge saves.
Jebson took the loss in goal and made four saves. Christopher Madden made five saves for Carnegie Mellon as the Tartans picked up their eighth shutout of the season. Each team had 11 shots, while Washington U. had a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Washington U. continues UAA play at home against Case Western Reserve University Friday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m., and No. 25-ranked University of Rochester Sunday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m.
Bear Notebook: Carnegie Mellon leads the all-time series, 13-12-2 … Carnegie Mellon leads the UAA with a 0.44 goals against average, having allowed just five goals in 11 matches ... Washington U. was shutout for the first time this season.