recorded a career-high 11 saves as Saint Louis shut out No. 7 Wake Forest in the season opener, 1-0, for both teams in Winston-Salem. Otte, who recorded his 20th career shutout,
also assisted on sophomore Anthony Brown
’s goal in the 14th minute.
Brown pounced on a bouncing ball from Otte near the top of box and rifled a shot that sneaked just
underneath the crossbar for the only goal of the game.
SLU almost had a second goal but Lennart Hein
’s penalty kick was stopped by Andreu Cases Mundet
Wake finished the game with 28 shots but hit the woodwork twice. The Demon Deacons ' best chance came with nine minutes to play when Hayden Partain headed a shot off the post and Otte stopped Steve
's rebound attempt.
“I am very proud of my team and the character they showed,” SLU head coach Mike McGinty
, a former Wake goalkeeper, said.
“Everyone stayed together and worked their socks off. I couldn’t be more proud.”