Wheaton, Ill., Sept. 4, 2015 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Carthage College Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Bob Baptista Invitational held at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill.
Carthage broke a 1-1 tie with eight seconds left in regulation after Kevin Mahoney found the back off the net off a corner kick from Austin Bitta.
The Bears dominated play outshooting Carthage, 17-9, and also a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks. WashU had five breakaways in the game, and missed a penalty kick in the 77th minute.
"I am real happy with how we played and the number of chances we created," Clarke said. "The game is about results, though, and we let a win get away."
The Red Men scored on both of their shots on goal. Shane Reilly gave Carthage the 1-0 lead in the fourth minute after a misplay by junior goalkeeper Nick Tannenbaum in front of the net.
Freshman Marc VanderBerg scored the lone goal of the game for the Bears in the 17th minute after flicking a pass from junior Grant Baltes into the back of the net. The goal for VanderBerg was the first of his career.
Tannenbaum, who missed the opener, played all 90 minutes in goal for WashU.
WashU returns to action on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m. against No. 2-ranked Wheaton College.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU and Carthage have split the two all-time meetings … Each team was called for nine fouls and a yellow card.