LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee senior forward James Pymm (Smithtown, N.Y./St. Anthony's) recorded a penalty kick goal in the 53rd minute as the Washington and Lee men's soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over Randolph College on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
Neither team was able to find the net in the first half, with the Generals (1-1-1) holding a 4-1 advantage in shots and 1-0 edge in corner kicks.
Just under 10 minutes into the second half senior midfielder Ben Belair (McLean, Va./Langley)was fouled in the box, leading to the penalty kick. Pymm took the penalty kick, and edged the shot past Randolph (2-5-0) goalkeeper senior Aaron Humphreys (Powhatan, Va./Powhatan) to secure the 1-0 lead and eventual victory for W&L.
The WildCats had several opportunities in the remaining minutes of the second half but were not able to take advantage, despite leading the Generals in shots, 10-7, and corner kicks, 3-1 for the contest.
Junior keeper Alex Lambert (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Charminade) played all 90:00 for the Generals, recording six saves en route to the shutout. Humphreys also played the duration for Randolph, stopping three shots.
W&L returns to action on Saturday as they host Shenandoah for a 3:30 pm contest at Watt Field.
W&L – James Pymm (penalty kick) – 52:17
W&L – Alex Lambert – 90:00, 0 GA, 6 saves
RAND – Aaron Humphreys – 90:00, 1 GA, 3 saves
W&L – 7 shots, 1 corner kick, 7 fouls, 1 offsides, 1 yellow card (Collier Wieseman – 66:29)
RAND – 10 shots, 3 corner kicks, 15 fouls, 5 offsides