Men’s Soccer Drops Tough Battle to Wash U. in Home-Finale

Men’s Soccer Drops Tough Battle to Wash U. in Home-Finale

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team dropped a hard-fought 2-1 conference battle against the Washington University (Mo.) Bears on Sunday afternoon at DiSanto Field.

CWRU is now 5-8-4 overall and 0-3-3 in the University Athletic Association, while Washington advances to 10-4-1 and 2-3-1 in the UAA.

The Bears were first to find the back of the net. In the 34th minute of play, Kevin Goon struck from the left and hit the back of the net off of a pass from Ben Strozewski to give the Bears a 1-0 edge through the remainder of the first half.

Washington then increased their lead to 2-0 when Ryan Sproule headed in a cross from the near side of the net in the 48th minute. Grant Baltes was credited with an assist on the play.

The Spartans cut the deficit in half when senior Zach Broujos laced a shot from 20 yards out that found the back of the net at the 82:56 mark. The goal was Broujos' first on the season. The Bears would hold on to the lead for the remainder of the game despite numerous Spartan attacks.

Sunday marked the final home game for five other CWRU seniors in addition to Broujos – Frank Candau, Jacob Grindel, Thomas Nolan, Joshua Prosser and Rusheel Shah.

Case Western Reserve will wrap-up their campaign next weekend, when the team travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on the 23rd-ranked Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, November 5th at 3:30 p.m.