Chicago, Ill., Nov. 7, 2015 – The No. 18-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team closed out regular season play with a 3-2 double overtime loss at the University of Chicago Saturday afternoon in the Windy City.
Chris Mathis scored the game-winning goal in the 101th minute on a breakaway for the Maroons.
Chicago improved to 11-5-2, 3-3-1 in the UAA with the win, while WashU fell to 11-4-3, 3-3-1 in the UAA.
WashU started quickly scoring a pair of goals in the opening 8:41 to jump out to a commanding 2-0 lead. Freshman Kyle Perez headed home a cross from senior Jack West in the second minute for the first goal of the game.
In the ninth minute, it was sophomore Thomas Hutchings who got through the Chicago defense for a breakaway goal to push the lead to 2-0. Junior Grant Baltes fed the ball to Hutchings for his team-leading eighth assist of the year.
Chicago trimmed the lead to 2-1 with a goal just before half by Daniel Weis in the 41st minute.
A penalty kick by Brenton-Beal Desai in the 48th minute tied the contest at 2-2. The goal for Desai was his team-leading 11th of the season.
Junior goalkeeper Daniel Geanon (8-3-2) made seven saves in the loss. Chicago outshot WashU 24-10, and the Bears had a 3-1 advantage in corner kicks.
The 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Selection Show will be streamed live on www.ncaa.com on Monday, Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. (CT). The Bears are seeking their first NCAA appearance since 2012 and 22nd overall.
BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series against Chicago 25-10-2, and the Maroons have won the last two meetings … The Bears finished the regular season 7-2 in road games.