THE SERIES WITH ROCHESTER – Rochester leads the all-time series with WashU, 15-9-11. The two teams tied 3-3 in double overtime in the last meeting on Oct. 1, 2016, in Rochester, N.Y. This was the 10th match between the two teams that went to overtime.
A LOOK AT THE YELLOWJACKETS – Rochester had its four-game winning streak snapped with a 4-1 loss to No. 1-ranked University of Chicago Sept. 30 at home. Senior midfielder Geoffrey Rouin leads the team and is second in the conference with seven goals scored. Rouin also has three game-winning goals. Senior goalkeeper Redd Brown has a 6-2-2 mark with a 0.91 goals against average with four shutouts.
HEAD COACH JOE CLARKE – The winningest coach in school history, Joe Clarke has continued WashU's tradition as a soccer power leading the Bears to a 233-105-47 (.666) record in 21 seasons. Clarke is the 28th winningest coach in college soccer history with a 438-179-77 (.687) overall record in 35 seasons on the sidelines.
TOUGH SCHEDULE – WashU has the second toughest NCAA strength of schedule sorted on cumulative opposition at 0.686. Of the Bears' 16 opponents this season, four are currently ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 Poll: Chicago (No. 1), Carnegie Mellon (No. 11), Brandeis (No. 15) and Wartburg (No. 23).
NOTABLES – Senior goalkeeper Colin McCune ranks in the top five in the conference in save percentage (.844, fourth), goals against average (0.77, fourth) and goals allowed (seven, fifth).
– Junior forward Ryan Sproule ranks fourth in the UAA in goals (5) and fifth in points (10).
– The Bears are 4-0 at home this year, and riding a six-game unbeaten streak dating back to last season.
– Freshman forward Cole Schmitz has found the back of the net in two of the last three games.
MEDIA COVERAGE – All eight home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.
UP NEXT– WashU hosts Case Western Reserve (4-5-1, 0-1 UAA) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m.