ST. LOUIS, Mo.—A stellar defensive effort, including 11 saves by junior goalkeeper Marvin Castellanos, helped the Birmingham-Southern men's soccer team tie with Washington University in St. Louis, 0-0, Sunday evening in St. Louis, Mo.
BSC remains unbeaten at 4-0-1 on the season, while the Bears move to 2-1-2.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- WashU controlled possession of the ball for most of the first half, out-shooting the Panthers 7-2.
- Castellanos recorded two saves in the first 45 minutes, including a diving save in the 11th minute on a left-footed shot by Cole Davis.
- Castellanos made another diving save in the 27th minute to prevent a header from Ryan Sproule from scoring.
- The Bears out-shot the Panthers 11-2 in the second half, with Castellanos recording six saves in the second stanza.
- In the first overtime period, WashU's Kevin Maedomari had the Bears' best scoring opportunity of the night, firing a shot inside the six that Castellanos stopped with his chest.
- The series between the teams now stands at 5-0-2 in favor of the Bears.
- The Panthers have now allowed just one goal in five games, including three overtime decisions.
- "WashU is a outstanding team," Head Coach Preston Goldfarb said. "Our defense played a great game. We bent but we never broke. I'm extremely proud how well organized we remained. It was a collective team effort."
- The Panthers travel to face Covenant College this Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. ET in Lookout Mountain, Ga.