Men’s Soccer upended by York (Pa.), 2-0

Erik Recke

YORK, Pa. – The No. 14 Washington and Lee men's soccer team dropped its third consecutive match, falling 2-0 on the road against York on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
 
Both teams had trouble capitalizing on chances in the first half as the opening period went scoreless and saw just one shot, courtesy of senior midfielder Dylan Ritch (Mint Hill, N.C./Independence).
 
The Spartans (3-1) finally dented the scoreboard in the 53rd minute on an unassisted goal from freshman forward Travis Gould. York extended its lead to two in the 64th minute when junior midfielder Barak Amige fed junior midfielder Keith Witherell who found the back of the net.
 
Senior forward Tyler Runge (Manassas, Va./Forest Park) led the Generals (1-3) with two shots in the contest to lead.  First-year goalkeeper Michael Nyc (Kildeer, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) (0-1) received his first collegiate start and stopped one shot in 90 minutes in goal.
 
Witherell paced the Spartans' offense with three shots, two on goal, with Gould getting two shots off in the game. Sophomore goalkeeper Billy Bridegum (3-1) earned the win, needing to make one save in 90 minutes of action.
 
The Generals were outshot by the Spartans, 9-6, in the game but took seven corner kicks while holding York to none.
 
W&L will look to rebound in its next game on Saturday against Sewanee, the team's 2018 home opener. Kick-off is slated for 12:00 pm.

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