St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 22, 2017 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team closed out non-conference play with a 2-1 loss in double overtime to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Sunday afternoon at Francis Field.
Whitewater improved to 9-5-4 with the win, while WashU dropped to 7-5-1. The Warhawks took a 2-1 advantage in all-time meetings with the victory.
Junior Ben Strozewski scored the lone goal for WashU, his third on the season, when freshman Andrew Brunetti drove the ball from a little inside midfield on a free kick before senior Chris Rieger tapped the ball forward past the Warhawk defenders. Strozewski settled the ball and fired a shot past the diving goalkeeper, to tie the game at 1-1 in the 58th minute.
Peter Raymonds scored the first goal for Whitewater in the 50th minute of play and had a significant role in the game-winner.
In the 103rd minute, Raymonds fired a shot which senior goalkeeper Colin McCune saved but the ricochet went back to Raymonds wide of the net and his cross of the ball was deflected off a Bears defender and into the net.
WashU outshot Whitewater 19-9, including an 11-2 advantage in the first half of play. McCune suffered the loss (6-3-1) while making one save as multiple Warhawk shots were blocked by the Bears backline.
WashU opens a three-game road trip at No. 23 Brandeis University (11-3, 3-1 UAA) on Friday, Oct. 27. Game time is set for 5 p.m. (ET) in Waltham, Mass.