LEXINGTON, Va.- The Washington and Lee men’s soccer team
recorded two goals in the second half to defeat Emory & Henry,
2-0, Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
The game remained scoreless through the first half and partway through the second until junior midfielder Ben Belair (McLean, Va./Langley) recorded an unassisted marker in the 61st minute to put the Generals (4-4-3, 2-3-2 ODAC) up 1-0. Sophomore midfielder James Paldino (Kensington, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) would add an insurance goal in the 84th minute with a helper from senior midfielder Drew Crowley (Weston, Mass./Weston) to secure the 2-0 victory over the Wasps (2-12, 0-7 ODAC).
Junior goalie Ben Bartlett (Towson, Md./McDonogh) played all 90:00 in net for the Generals, recording one save en route to the shutout. Emory & Henry junior goalie Daniel Mills (Abingdon, Va./Abingdon) would also play the duration, allowing two goals while recording 12 saves.
The Generals return to action Sunday as they travel to Ferrum for a 2:00 pm match.
W&L – Ben Belair – (unassisted) – 60:55
W&L – James Paldino – (Drew Crowley) – 83:18
W&L – Ben Bartlett – 90:00, 0 GA, 1 save
E&H – Daniel Mills – 90:00, 2 GA, 12 saves
W&L – 27 shots, 6 corner kicks, 1 save, 9 fouls, 3 offsides
E&H – 9 shots, 11 corner kicks, 12 saves, 8 fouls, 2 offsides