W&L Men's Soccer Drops a 2-1 Decison to Virginia Wesleyan

W&L Men's Soccer Drops a 2-1 Decison to Virginia Wesleyan

LEXINGTON, Va. – The Virginia Wesleyan men's soccer team used a late goal from senior forward Harrison Myrdal (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam) as it defeated Washington and Lee, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

W&L (1-3-2, 1-2 ODAC) got on the board first when junior midfielder Connor Pierce (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) recorded an unassisted marker at the 61:00 mark to give the Generals the 1-0 lead.

However, Virginia Wesleyan (4-3-2, 2-1 ODAC) responded just five minutes later when first-year forward Jordan Elgin (Coppell, Texas/Coppell) found the net for an unassisted tally in the 67th minute to tie the game, 1-1. VWC recorded the go-ahead goal at the 86:00 mark, when Myrdal sent a cross from first-year midfielder/forward Ricardo Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) to the back of the net, securing the 2-1 victory.

Junior keeper Alex Lambert (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Chaminade) played all 90:00 for W&L, recording seven saves. VWC junior netminder Jay Coble (Portsmouth, Va./Churchland) also played the duration, stopping three shots.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday as they host Ferrum for a 4:00 pm contest at Watt Field.

W&L – Connor Pierce (Unassisted) – 61:00
VWC – Jordan Elgin (Unassisted) – 66:14
VWC – Harrison Myrdal (Ricardo Brown) – 86:00

W&L – Alex Lambert – 90:00, 2 GA, 7 saves
VWC – Jay Coble – 90:00, 1 GA, 3 saves

Team Stats
W&L – 8 shots, 3 corner kicks, 7 saves, 11 fouls, 1 offsides, 2 yellow cards (Justin TenBrook – 34:31; Basti Richter – 53:58)
VWC – 13 shots, 9 corner kicks, 3 saves, 14 fouls, 0 offsides, 3 yellow cards (Justin Naramore – 33:10; Chase Ebel – 44:08; John McKenzie – 53:31)