LEXINGTON, Va.— Roanoke junior defender Michael Stark
(Newport News, Va./Menchville) recorded the lone goal for the
Maroons as they went on to defeat the Washington and Lee
Men’s soccer team, 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.
Neither team found the net in the first half, and no points were added to the board until the 69th minute when Stark recorded his goal off a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Drew Claytor (Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley).
Junior goalie Ben Bartlett (Towson, Md./McDonogh) played all 90:00 in net, allowing one goal while recording three saves for the Generals (3-4-3, 1-3-2 ODAC). Roanoke (9-3-2, 5-0 ODAC) first-year goalie Ryan Russell (Danville, Va./George Washington) also played the duration, recording one save en route to the shutout.
The Generals return to action Wednesday as they face Emory & Henry for a 4:30 pm match at Watt Field.
ROA – Michael Stark – (Drew Claytor) – 68:09
ROA – Ryan Russel, 0GA, 1 save
W&L – Ben Bartlett, 1 GA, 3 saves
ROA – 9 shots, 6 corner kicks, 1 save, 13 fouls, 2 offsides, 1 yellow card (Zaan Janse – 69:38)
W&L – 6 shots, 2 corner kicks, 3 saves, 8 fouls, 2 yellow cards (Strock Moore – 29:48, Drew Crowley – 62:08)