San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 29, 2014 – The No. 24-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team scored two goals in the first 18 minutes of play to earn a 2-0 win over Southwestern College (Texas) in the season opener Friday night in San Antonio.
The Bears got on the board in the 12th minute when senior Jonathan Lipsey converted a penalty kick to score Washington U.'s first goal of the season. Sophomore Henry Cummings added an insurance goal in the 18th minute off a corner kick by junior Jack West to put the Bears ahead 2-0. Washington U. outshot Southwestern 8-3 in the opening frame, but the Pirates came back with a flurry of offense in the second half, outshooting the Bears 12-5 to finish with a 15-13 edge in shots in the match. Both teams finished with four shots on goal.
Senior David Wang made his eighth-career start in goal for the Bears, finishing with one save. Sophomore Daniel Geanon made his varsity debut by playing the second half in goal for Washington U., tallying two saves to preserve the shutout victory.
Washington U. (1-0) returns to action at No. 5 Trinity University (Texas) at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31.
Bear Notebook: The win was No. 198 at WUSTL for head coach Joe Clarke … Nine different players saw the first varsity collegiate action of their careers for the Bears Friday … Lipsey's goal was the fifth of his career … It was the first assist of West's career after he missed the 2013 season with an injury.