LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men’s soccer
team played their third consecutive double-overtime game, but fell
to Lynchburg, 3-2, at Shellenberger Field on Saturday night.
The Generals (2-2-2, 0-1-1 ODAC) went on the board first when junior midfielder James Pymm (Smithtown, N.Y./St. Anthony’s) recorded a goal in the eighth minute of the match. Lynchburg (7-1-1, 3-0-1 ODAC) would respond with a goal of its own just two minutes later, and both teams went into the half 1-1.
Lynchburg found the net first in the second half, recording a goal in the 58th minute, but Pymm would record his second goal of the match in the 75th minute off a helper from first-year John Stallé (Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown) to send the game into extra minutes.
Both teams would not record a goal in the first overtime, but Lynchburg’s Stephen Legg found the net in the 103rd minute to secure the win for the Hornets.
Junior goalie Ben Bartlett (Towson, Md./McDonogh) played 102:33 minutes in net, allowing three goals while recording five saves. Lynchburg goalie Matt Sturdivant also played 102:33, allowing two goals and recording one save.
The Generals return to action Tuesday as they host Guilford at Watt Field. Game is slated to start at 4:00 pm.
W&L – James Pymm – (unassisted) – 7:43
LC – Donald Hart – (Jim Rochow) – 9:34
LC – Pat Brown – (Tyler Romano) – 57:14
W&L – James Pymm – (John Stallé) – 74:53
LC – Stephen Legg – (unassisted) – 102:30
W&L – Ben Bartlett – 102:33 – 3 GA, 5 saves
LC – Matt Sturdivant – 102:33 – 2 GA, 1 save
W&L – 7 shots, 7 corner kicks, 5 saves, 14 fouls
LC – 24 shots, 8 corner kicks, 1 save, 16 fouls