(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The 23rd-ranked Carnegie Mellon University men's soccer team defeated University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Washington University in St. Louis, 3-0, on Friday, October 28 at home. The Tartans are now 11-2-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the UAA as the Bears fall to 9-4-1 and 1-3-1.
The Tartans got on the board in the 21st minute after they were awarded a penalty kick. Sophomore Greg Bellwoar (Devon, Pa./St. Joe's Prep) scored off the saved pk which was taken by sophomore Zack Masciopinto (Arlington Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove). The play was awarded to the Tartans after Masciopinto's progress toward a pass forward by sophomore Jamie Wheaton (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) was stopped by a Bear defender.
Later in the first half, Masciopinto and Wheaton were the aggressors with Masciopinto scoring for the 10th time this season. Wheaton picked off a pass from a defender and with a 2-on-1 with him and Masciopinto, passed the ball across the box by the keeper and Masciopinto finished it for the two-goal advantage.
The last goal of the game came in the 50th minute off the head of Masciopinto. Sophomore Anthony Gulli (Warrenville, Ill./St. Joseph) got around a defender near the end line and chipped a pass back over the head of a defender. Masciopinto rose up over the keeper and deflected it with his head past the keeper for his team-leading 11th goal of the season.
Freshman Jack Sampiere (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) made one save in goal as the Tartans back line of sophomore Jack McCambridge (Bethlehem, Pa./Moravian Academy), Bellwoar, senior Andreas Fatschel (Seven Fields, Pa./Seneca Valley), and freshman John Painter (Bethlehem, Pa./Moravian Academy) along with defensive midfielder Jimmy Jameson (Fairfax, Va./Oakton) thwarted the Bear attack. Sampiere earned his fourth shutout of the season and seventh victory.
The Tartans will next host the number one ranked team in the country in the University of Chicago on Sunday, October 30 at 1:00 p.m.