Men's Soccer Looks to Snap Three-Game Skid Friday

Men's Soccer Looks to Snap Three-Game Skid Friday

THE SERIES WITH CASE – WashU leads the all-time series with Case 26-4, and the Bears have won the last two meetings. WashU defeated Case 2-1 on Oct. 30, 2016, in the last meeting. Kevin Goon and Ryan Sproule found the back of the net for the Bears.

A LOOK AT THE SPARTANS – Case posted its first road win of the season with a 5-1 victory at New York University on Oct. 7. Senior forward Michael Balog, junior back Alex Besl, freshman forward Seldon Magruder and sophomore midfielder Zachary Senft each have four goals. Senior goalkeeper Calvin Boyle has a 5-5-2 overall record with a 0.94 goals against average and leads the league in saves (59).

HEAD COACH JOE CLARKE – The winningest coach in school history, Joe Clarke has continued WashU's tradition as a soccer power leading the Bears to a 233-106-47 (.665) record in 21 seasons. Clarke is the 12th winningest active coach in college soccer with a 438-180-77 (.686) overall record in 35 seasons on the sidelines.

TOUGH SCHEDULE – WashU has the third toughest NCAA strength of schedule sorted on cumulative opposition at 0.672. Of the Bears' 16 opponents this season, two are currently ranked in the United Soccer Coaches Top-25 Poll: Chicago (No. 14) and Brandeis (No. 15).

NOTABLES – Senior goalkeeper Colin McCune ranks in the top five in the conference in four categories: second in save percentage (.854), third in saves (41) and goals against average (0.71) and fourth in goals against (7).

– Junior forward Ryan Sproule ranks fifth in the UAA in goals (5) and eighth in points (10).

– WashU has not lost three-straight games since 2012 (Sept. 21-30).

– Clarke will coach his 696th game vs. Case, and is on pace to coach his 700th on Oct. 29 at NYU.

MEDIA COVERAGE – All eight home games will be broadcast live at no cost on the Bear Sports Network. Jay Murry will provide play-by-play. Live stats will also be available on the WashU Athletics website.

UP NEXT– WashU hosts Carnegie Mellon University on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. Prior to Sunday's contest, the Bears will celebrate Senior Day.