St. Louis, Nov. 3, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team celebrated Senior Day with a 2-0 victory over Case Western Reserve University Sunday at Francis Olympic Field in St. Louis.
WashU won its second-straight game to improve to 8-6-1 and 3-3 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), while Case Western Reserve dropped to 6-7-4 and 0-4-2 in the UAA. The Bears moved into a two-way tie with Rochester for third place in the conference standings.
Prior to the contest WashU honored its four seniors: Connor Mathes, Jack Newman, Isaac Plutzer and Makio Yamamoto. The senior class has helped lead the Bears to an overall record of 32-24-8 in four seasons on the Danforth Campus. During this time, the Bears made an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2016.
WashU jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 1:57 into the contest after freshman Jack Ferrisplayed a through ball to freshman Sergio Rivasfor the goal. Rivas found the net in both wins this weekend for WashU.
In the 40th minute, sophomore Nolan Wolf came off the bench and scored off a give and go from sophomore Aidan Ryan to make it 2-0. Wolf is tied for the lead in the UAA with six goals despite making just one start this season.
Case Western Reserve outshot WashU 15-10, including 12-4 in the second half. Mathes came up big with three saves, including a point-blank save with seven minutes left. The shutout for WashU was its seventh of the season.
WashU closes out regular-season play at No. 6 Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1:30 p.m.
BEAR NOTEBOOK:WashU leads the all-time series with Case 28-5 … The Bears finished the season 6-0 at Francis Olympic Field and are 11-1-1 on their home turf in the last two seasons … The win for head coach Joe Clarke was the 454th of his career, 22nd most in NCAA history … Wolf leads the UAA with 14 points.