Men’s Soccer Holds on For Win at Illinois Wesleyan

Men’s Soccer Holds on For Win at Illinois Wesleyan

Bloomington, Ill., Sept 10, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team picked up its second-consecutive victory with an 2-1 win at Illinois Wesleyan University Tuesday in Bloomington, Ill.

WashU improved to 2-1-1 with the win, while Illinois Wesleyan fell to 2-3. The Bears are now 16-0-2 all-time against IWU, with seven-straight victories.

WashU registered seven of the first eight shots of the contest, and found the back of the net in the 24th minute on a goal by freshman Julian Gancman with an assist from junior Sean Connors.

The two teams combined for 17 shots in the opening half, with WashU holding an 11-6 advantage.

Early in the second half, WashU took advantage of a foul by Illinois Wesleyan to record its second tally of the game on a goal by freshman Shiv Lamba in the 49th minute.

Illinois Wesleyan scored in the 78th minute to cut the lead in half, but WashU's defense, but sophomore goalkeeper Matt Martin made a pair of saves in the final four minutes to secure the victory. Martin (2-1-1-) finished the match with six saves.

WashU outshot Illinois Wesleyan 14-13 and the Titans had a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

WashU hosts Dominican University (Ill.) Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.

BEAR NOTEBOOK: Head coach Joe Clarke picked up career win number 448, three shy of moving into 23rd all-time in NCAA history … The goal for Lamba was the first of his career … WashU had a 53%-47% advantage in possession total.