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Men's Soccer battles to scoreless draw with WashU

photo by Jimmy Mitchell
photo by Jimmy Mitchell

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.

NOTABLES

  • 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.

QUOTABLE

  • "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."

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers travel to face Covenant College this Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. ET in Lookout Mountain, Ga.