Spartan Men Suffer 2-0 Loss at WashU

Spartan Men Suffer 2-0 Loss at WashU

The Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team dropped a 2-0 conference battle against Washington (Mo.) University on Sunday afternoon at Francis Field in St. Louis, Missouri.

CWRU is now 6-7-4 overall and 0-4-2 in the University Athletic Association, while the Bears improve to 8-6-1 overall and 3-3- in the UAA.

WashU opening the scoring early in the first half, when Sergio Rivas notched a goal in the 2nd minute. Jack Ferris was credited with an assist on the score. The Bears added to its lead when Nolan Wolf scored a goal via an assist by Aidan Ryan at the 39:59 mark.

The Spartans' best opportunity to score came in the second half, when junior forward Seldon Magruder took a shot at the 58:41 mark that was saved by the WashU goalkeeper. Magruder then collected the rebound and laced a shot that hit the post just four seconds later.

Despite the score, CWRU held the advantage in shots (15-10) and corner kicks (6-3).

Magruder led the Spartans with six shots, while senior forward Zachary Senft and junior midfielder Connor Weber recorded four and two shots, respectively.

In net, first-year goalkeeper Jackson Kallen made two saves to run his season total to 45.

Case Western Reserve will return home to DiSanto Field for their final match of the regular season on Saturday, November 9th against Carnegie Mellon University. Before the 3:30 p.m. kickoff, the team will honor its seven senior players – defender Nicholas Bertrand, defender Kyle Lewis, midfielder Marques Manta, midfielder Chas Novitsky, Senft, midfielder Garrett Winter and midfielder Brian Woo – as part of "Senior Day".