HARRISONBURG, Va. – The Washington and Lee men's soccer team recorded four unanswered goals at it cruised to a 4-1 victory over Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday evening.
Eastern Mennonite (3-13-1, 1-7-1 ODAC) tallied the first goal of the match when Osman Velasquez took a pass from Philip Yoder to put the Royals up, 1-0, in the 17th minute.
W&L (5-6-2, 3-5 ODAC) knotted the score with a tally from sophomore defender Conor Starr (Summit, N.J./The Pingry School) in the 22nd minute, and the score remained tied at 1-1 going into the half.
Senior forward James Pymm (Smithtown, N.Y./St. Anthony's) started the Generals scoring in the second half with an unassisted marker in the 55th minute, giving W&L its first lead of the match at 2-1. Junior midfielder/forward Jamie Paldino (Kensington, Conn./Kingswood-Oxford) tallied a goal in the 73rd minute off an assist from senior defender David Coriell (Annandale, N.J./North Hunterdon), and junior midfielder Huntley Johnson (Gainesville, Fla./St. Francis Catholic) recorded his first goal of the season with a helper from senior defender Greg Jackson (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic) in the 90th minute, giving W&L the 4-1 conference victory.
Senior keeper Will Dorrance (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) played all 90:00 for W&L, stopping one shot. EMU netminder Ryan Baker also played the duration, tallying one save.
The Generals return to action on Saturday for senior day at Watt Field. W&L will face Bridgewater College in the contest, with a 2:30 pm start time.
EMU – Osman Velasquez (Philip Yoder) – 16:25
W&L – Conor Starr (unassisted) – 21:54
W&L – James Pymm (unassisted) – 54:46
W&L – Jamie Paldino (David Coriell) – 72:44
W&L – Huntley Johnson (Greg Jackson) – 89:22
W&L: Will Dorrance - 90:00, 1 GA, 1 save
EMU: Ryan Baker – 90:00, 4 GA, 1 save
W&L: 8 shots, 2 corner kicks, 1 save, 14 fouls, 4 offsides, 1 yellow card (Brendan Farley – 80:34)
EMU: 6 shots, 3 corner kicks, 1 save, 15 fouls, 0 offsides, 1 yellow card (Philip Yoder – 89:17)