November 9, 2013

No. 19 Men's Soccer Rallies for 4-3 Overtime Win at Chicago

Chicago, Ill., Nov. 9, 2013 – The No. 19-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals in a span of 12 minutes to post a 4-3 overtime win at the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

Trailing 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to play in regulation, graduate student Jack Fischer headed home a cross from senior Nik Patel at 82:54 to trim the lead to one. Just three minutes later, senior Michael Flowers converted a penalty kick at 85:31 to tie the score at 3-3 after a handball in the box.

In overtime, Washington U. took advantage of another foul in the box as junior Jonathan Lipsey converted on a penalty kick to lead the Bears to the monumental victory. The Bears, which concluded a four-game road trip to end the regular season, finished 3-0-1 in that stretch.

Washington U. concludes regular-season play with a 10-4-2 mark, and a fourth place finish in the University Athletic Association (UAA) with a 3-2-2 record. No. 12 University of Rochester won at Case Western Reserve University, 1-0, Saturday to win the conference title and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Chicago, who was ranked No. 5 in the NCAA Central Region rankings, concludes its regular season with a 9-6-2 record, and a sixth-place finish in the UAA with a 3-4 mark. Washington U. and Chicago will both await word if they receive at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. The 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Selection Show will be streamed live on www.ncaa.com on Monday, Nov. 11, at Noon (CT).

Chicago struck first with a pair of goals in the opening 16 minutes of play to go up 2-0 at half. Patel cut the lead in half in the 49th minute after a free kick from 40 yards out snuck over the head of Chicago goalkeeper Brett Weisen. The goal for Patel was the first of his career.

Washington U. outshot Chicago, 19-14, and had a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Jonathan Jebson made four saves and picked up the win in goal.

Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series with Chicago, 25-8-2 … The Bears record their fourth 10-win season in a row … Seven of the last eight games between the two teams have gone to overtime … The win for head coach Joe Clarke was his 197th at Washington U., just three shy of 200.