Duhawks tie Washington Univ., 0-0
PHOTO COURTESY: Jim Naprstek/jimnaprstek.com
PHOTO COURTESY: Jim Naprstek/jimnaprstek.com
Tue, Oct. 25, 2011 - [Men's Soccer]

It was a rematch of last year's second round NCAA tournament game between Washington University in St. Louis and Loras that ended in a 1-1 tie with Loras advancing on penalty kicks. This past weekend's results wasn't much different, as the game ended after two overtimes as a 0-0 draw.

By Jack Metz for the Sports Information Office

 

Loras 0, WUSTL 0 (2OT)

 

The Senior Day festivities would take a back-seat to the action seen at the Rock Bowl as the #7 ranked Duhawks and the #8 Bears had an answer for everything each team was throwing out on the field hoping for a spark that would create a score.

 

For the Bears their final line of defense in goalkeeper Jonathan Jepson stopped eight shots to collect his seventh shutout of the season for the 13-1-1 Bears squad.

 

On the Loras side senior goalkeeper Nate DuBois could not have played a more special game on the day where he was honored for the years of service he contributed to the Duhawks between the pipes.

 

Loras outshot the Bears 6-5 in the first 45 minutes of play, with DuBois collecting 3 of his 5 saves on the day. However, the net minder's biggest save came in the final five minutes of regulation.

 

Defenseman Kyle Marxkors took down his opponent in the penalty box that resulted in a yellow card and a penalty kick for Bears senior Pat McClean. As all the fans in the stands waited anxiously for the shot, the result would allow the fans to erupt into cheers as McClean's left-footed shot was stopped and secured on the ground by DuBois to keep the 0-0 draw intact and send the teams to overtime.

 

The Bears outshot the Duhawks 17-15 over the entirety of the match, but the Loras defense did not allow the Bears to get a shot on goal throughout the two overtime periods.

 

Senior Donald St. George and sophomore Kevin Cavers lead the team with two shots on goals apiece.

 

Loras is now 13-2-3 overall, and second behind Luther College in the Iowa Conference with a 5-1-1 record.

 

During halftime the team and fans recognized the ten seniors on the team – Dubois, St. George, Kyle Quillan, Camilo Garces, Malcolm Calbert, Chris Comstock, Colin Pekovitch, Dan Miller, and Jon Hartley.

 

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, the Duhawks will close out their regular season and conference schedule when they host Cornell College at 8:00 p.m.