No. 8 Men’s Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season to Emory

No. 8 Men’s Soccer Suffers First Loss of Season to Emory

Clayton, Mo., Oct. 8, 2016 – The No. 8-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the season in a 2-1 defeat to Emory University Saturday in University Athletic Association (UAA) action at South Campus in Clayton, Mo.

Emory improved to 7-3 and 1-1 in the UAA, while WashU dropped to 7-1-1 and 0-1-1 in the conference.

WashU outshot Emory 10-7 and had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks. Senior goalkeeper Daniel Geanon (2-1) took the loss in goal for WashU after making three second-half saves.

The teams combined for three shots in the opening half, with WashU putting three shots on goal, but neither team found the back of the net.

The Bears finally got on the scoreboard in the 55th minute when sophomore Ryan Sproule scored in the box off a pass from senior Kevin Goon. The goal for Sproule was his team-leading fourth of the season and 11th of his career. 

WashU continued to hold the one-goal lead until the 64th minute when Austin Mirabella scored to tie the game at 1-1. With less than four minutes remaining, Moustafa Khattab scored on a breakaway for the game-winner.

WashU continues its four-game homestand against New York University (4-4-2, 1-1 UAA) on Friday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Emory, 12-10-9, but the Eagles have won three-straight matches … The Bears have an 8-2-4 record at home the past two seasons.