Men’s Soccer Comeback Falls Short vs. Benedictine

Men’s Soccer Comeback Falls Short vs. Benedictine

Wheaton, Ill., Sept. 1, 2018– The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team battled back from a two-goal deficit to tie the contest, but a late goal was the difference in the Bears' 3-2 loss to Benedictine University Saturday at the Bob Baptista Invitational in Wheaton, Ill.

WashU outshot Benedictine 30-9, and had a 5-1 advantage in corner kicks. Benedictine goalkeepers Zach Albright (three saves) and Shawn Chervets (13 saves) combined for 16 saves. 

Trailing 2-0 at half time, the Bears cut the lead in half following a penalty kick by senior Kyle Perez in the 55thminute.

Just five minutes later, senior Marc VandenBerg headed home a cross from sophomore Jeff Guttentag to knot the score at 2-2.

Adam Chaplin scored the game-winner for Benedictine in the 76thminute.

WashU junior goalkeeper Connor Mathes (0-2) made three saves in the defeat. 

WashU (0-2) takes the field on Friday, Sept. 7, at DePauw University. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (ET).

BEAR NOTEBOOK:WashU leads the all-time series 3-1 and the teams met for the first time since 1997 … Benedictine is reclassifying to NCAA Division II in 2019.