Double OT Win Gives Joe Clarke 450th Victory 

Double OT Win Gives Joe Clarke 450th Victory 

Fenton, Mo., Sept. 25, 2019 – Senior Makio Yamamoto collected a loose ball in the box and scored the game-winner to give head coach Joe Clarke his 450th career victory as the Washington University in St. Louis men's soccer team won at Webster University 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo.

Clarke, who has a 450-193-81 (.677) record in 37 seasons, is the 24th collegiate men's soccer coach to achieve the feat. Clarke is 245-119-51 (.652) in 23 seasons at WashU, and had a 205-74-30 (.712) in 14 seasons at Saint Louis University.

WashU improved to 4-2-1 with the win, while Webster fell to 5-2-1. 

With the game knotted at 0-0 in the 105th minute, sophomore Michael Gemmell sent a cross into the box that Webster goalkeeper Matt Amick mishandled and Yamamoto was there for the game-winner. The goal for Yamamoto was his first of the season and fourth of his career.

WashU outshot Webster 31-6 and had a 14-3 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore goalkeeper Matt Martin recorded the shutout, but it was the back line of freshman Shiv Lamba, senior Isaac Plutzer and freshman Sergio Rivas which limited Webster to zero shots on goal.

WashU had the 10-5 shot advantage in the opening half, but was limited to three shots on frame. Junior Sean Connorshad the best chance for WashU in the 20th minute but his shot went off the crossbar. 

Early in the second half, Webster came up with a team save to keep it a tie game and then in the 75th minute, a header from the Gorloks went off the crossbar.

In the first PT, WashU had a pair of chances in the first of minute but one was cleared out for a team save on a shot by junior Will Sproule and the other deflected off the post.

WashU hosts Greenville University on Monday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. 

BEAR NOTEBOOK: WashU leads the all-time series with Webster, 26-1-2 … The game-winner for Yamamoto was the third of this career … The shutout for Martin was the third of his career.