NORFOLK, Va. – Washington and Lee first-year Colin Hagenbarth recorded his first collegiate goal in the 87th minute as the No. 6 seed Generals upended No. 3 seed Virginia Wesleyan in quarterfinal action of the ODAC men's soccer tournament on Saturday afternoon at Foster Field.
Virginia Wesleyan (10-5-4) came out strong in the first half, outshooting W&L (8-6-2) 11-2, but the Marlins were not able to capitalize, as the contest went into the half knotted at 0-0.
The two squads continued to play a close match in the second half, until Hagenbarth netted his game-winner in the 87th minute off an assist from fellow first-year Zach Clarke (Beaumont, Texas/Monsignor Kelly Catholic), advancing W&L to the semifinals of the conference tournament for the first time since the 2007 season.
Senior keeper Will Dorrance (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) played all 90:00 for the Generals, stopping seven shots. VWC Alan Hinton also played the duration, recording three saves.
W&L will advance to face either Hampden-Sydney or Roanoke in semifinal action on Wednesday.
W&L – Colin Hagenbarth (Zach Clarke) – 86:44
W&L: William Dorrance – 0 GA, 7 saves
VWC: Alan Hinton – 1 GA, 3 saves
W&L: 9 shots, 6 corner kicks, 7 saves, 19 fouls, 2 offsides, 1 yellow card (Brendan Farley)
VWC: 17 shots, 8 corner kicks, 3 saves, 12 fouls, 1 offsides