LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee scored 55 seconds into the game and cruised to a 2-0 victory over Emory & Henry in ODAC men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.
The Generals (8-4-4, 5-2-3) got all the scoring they would need in the first minute when sophomore midfielder Parker Wolfinger (Greer, S.C./Riverside) scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Justin TenBrook (Millville, N.J./St. Augustine Prep) following a scrum in the box.
W&L upped its advantage to 2-0 in the 33rd minute when TenBrook scored on a header following a cross by first-year defender Al Organ (St. Paul, Minn./DeLaSalle).
Senior goalkeeper Ben Petitto (Gainesville, Fla./St. Francis) played the duration in goal, registering three saves to make the shutout stand up.
Emory & Henry (4-13, 1-9) was outshot 18-5 in the contest and the Generals held a 4-2 edge in corner kicks. Junior Justin Spencer (Statesville, N.C./Mars Hill) played the opening 45 minutes for the Wasps, recording one save with two goals allowed to suffer the loss in goal. First-year Micah Varner (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) played the second half and posted two stops.
With the win, W&L earned the third seed for the ODAC Tournament and will play host to sixth-seeded Lynchburg College on Saturday at Watt Field. A game time is to be determined.
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W&L – Parker Wolfinger (Justin TenBrook); 0:55
W&L – Justin TenBrook (Al Organ); 32:21
W&L – Ben Petitto; 90:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
E&H – Justin Spencer; 45:00, 2 GA, 1 Save
E&H – Micah Varner; 45:00, 0 GA 2 Saves
Shots: W&L 18, E&H 5
Saves: W&L 3, E&H 3
Corner Kicks: W&L 4, E&H 2
Fouls: W&L 14, E&H 9
E&H Cards: Yellow - Marley, James, Rasberry, Hanna, Turner
W&L Cards: Yellow – D'Ambola