November 2, 2013

W&L Men's Soccer Defeats Hampden-Sydney, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fourth-seeded Washington and Lee advanced to the semifinals of the ODAC men's soccer tournament for the second-straight year with a 1-0 victory over fifth-seeded Hampden-Sydney on Saturday afternoon at the Watt Field.

The Generals improve to 10-2-5 overall and 8-2-2 in the ODAC, while H-SC ends its season 9-6-3 overall and 6-4-2 in conference play.

After a scoreless first half, the Generals came out strong, registering six shots. After the Blue and White were awarded a throw-in in the 78th minute, senior midfielder Parker Wolfinger (Greer, S.C./Riverside) tucked the ball into the left corner of the net to give the Generals a 1-0 lead with a little over 12 minutes to go.

The Generals defense held strong the rest of the match, allowing the Tigers to take only two shots. The Blue and White held a 15-12 advantage in shots, while both teams notched four corner kicks. 

Junior keeper Albert Civitarese (Bridgeville, Pa./Sewickley Academy) played all 90 minutes and made one save to preserve his sixth shutout of the season. First-year Cameron McFarlane (Norwich, Conn./South Kent) started and played the entirety in goal for the Tigers, making 5 saves with one goal allowed. 

The Generals will either play Guilford or Randolph for an ODAC Tournament Semifinal match up on Wednesday.  The time is yet to be determined.

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