Will Sproule Nets Game-Winner in 2nd OT for WashU

Will Sproule Nets Game-Winner in 2nd OT for WashU

Wheaton, Ill., Sept. 23, 2017 – Freshman Will Sproule netted the game-winner in the second overtime as the No. 18-ranked Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team posted a 1-0 win at Wheaton College (Ill.) Saturday in Wheaton, Ill. 

WashU improved to 5-0-1 with the win, while Wheaton dropped to 3-5. The Bears are one of 26 teams in NCAA Division III who remain unbeaten.

Sproule, who was appearing in his first collegiate game, headed home a free kick from the corner by sophomore Makio Yamamoto for the game-winner.

"That was a great win for our team. Our guys advanced today and learned on the go," said head coach Joe Clarke. "I am so happy for that kid. Will has kept his chin and earned an opportunity to get on the field today."

Senior goalkeeper Colin McCune (5-0-1) made six saves in the win, including a breakaway save in the 95th minute when Drew Shay was awarded a yellow card after swatting ball in net with his hand.

Wheaton outshot WashU 17-9, and had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.

WashU hosts Greenville College (4-3) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5:30 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Wheaton leads the all-time series with WashU 18-14-4, but the Bears have won the last three meetings … The assist for Yamamoto was his second of the season … The Bears are unbeaten in their last eight games dating back to last season … WashU had four yellow cards and was called for 19 fouls.