Second-Half Goals Lift Men’s Soccer to 3-1 Win at Fontbonne

Second-Half Goals Lift Men’s Soccer to 3-1 Win at Fontbonne

Clayton, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals to earn a 3-1 win over Fontbonne University Wednesday evening at Centene Stadium.

Freshman Shadi Awad put the Bears on the scoreboard first with a goal off a free kick from junior Jack West that went to sophomore Noah Lieberman in the fourth minute. In the 18th minute, Fontbonne answered by converting a penalty kick when sophomore goalkeeper Nick Tannenbaum was issued a yellow card for tripping a Fontbonne player after a misplay by the Bears' defense. Washington U. had several chances to regain the lead in the final 10 minutes of the first half, but a shot by West hit the post and the other shots went wide.

West gave the lead back to the Bears in the 54th minute when he scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season to make it 2-1. The Bears maintained the one-goal advantage until the 83rd minute when freshman Kevin Maedomari scored his first collegiate goal off another assist by Lieberman to make it 3-1.

The Bears out-shot Fontbonne 16-7 in the match, including 10-6 in shots on goal. Tannenbaum finished with two saves while playing the first half in goal. Senior David Wang (2-1) played the second half, making three saves to earn his second win of the season.

Washington University (6-3-1) returns to action with a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest at Carnegie Mellon University Saturday, Oct. 11. Game time is set for 11 a.m. (ET) in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Bear Notebook: Washington U. leads the all-time series between the two teams 14-1-2 ... Awad and Maedomari are the eighth and ninth different players to score goals for the Bears this season.