St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 28, 2018– The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team played to a double overtime 1-1 tie with New York University Sunday on Senior Day in St. Louis.
WashU fell to 7-6-2 and 3-1-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while New York dropped to 11-4-1 and 2-3-1 in the UAA.
Prior to the contest, WashU honored its five seniors: Kyle Perez, Marco Pinheiro, Ryan Sproule, Ben Strozewski and Marc VandenBerg. The Class of 2018 has a 36-21-11 (.610) overall record with NCAA Tournament appearances in 2015 and 2016.
Sproule was taken down in the box in the seventh minute which resulted in a penalty kick for Perez to give WashU the 1-0 lead. That was the lone scoring chance for the Bears in the first half.
NYU outshot WashU 5-4 in the opening 45 minutes of play, but did not have any scoring chances. The teams combined for 21 fouls.
The second half saw the teams combined for just eight shots, but it was New York who tied the contest in the 84thminute after Sergio Monton scored off a free kick just outside the box.
WashU was limited to just one shot on goal in overtime following a header by sophomore Will Sproule that was corralled by Grant Engel.
Junior goalkeeper Connor Mathes (5-4-2) made four saves as WashU outshot New York 12-11 and each team had a pair of corner kicks.
WashU hosts No. 5-ranked University of Chicago (14-2-1, 5-1 UAA) in the regular-season finale on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK:WashU leads the all-time series against New York 25-4-3, and the Bears are unbeaten in the last eight meetings with the Violets… WashU is 5-0-1 at home this season … The teams combined for 41 fouls and seven yellow cards.