Men’s Soccer Drops Season Opener at No. 11 St. Thomas

Men’s Soccer Drops Season Opener at No. 11 St. Thomas

St. Paul, Minn., August 30, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team could not overcome a penalty kick late in the first half as the Bears suffered a 1-0 loss at No. 11 University of St. Thomas Friday in St. Paul, Minn.

WashU dominated play in the opening 45 minutes of play, outshooting the Tommies 7-2. The Bears had four great scoring chances in the opening half, including freshman Julian Gancman's shot in the 32nd minute that hit the left post.

UST scored on a penalty kick with 15 seconds left just before half for the only goal of the game following a red card for a hand ball in the box by sophomore Alistair Shaw

WashU played a man down for the entire second half, and was outshot 11-2. 

Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Martin made four saves and took the loss for WashU. The Bears were outshot 13-9 and had a 5-4 deficit in corner kicks.

WashU (0-1) closes out a two-game road trip at Macalester College on Sunday, Sept. 1, at 1 p.m. 

BEAR NOTEBOOK:The Bears are 16-5-2 in season openers under head coach Joe Clarke.