W&L FALLS TO ROANOKE IN ODAC FINALS, 3-2

LEXINGTON, VA.. -- The Roanoke men's soccer team scored three first half goals in defeating Washington and Lee, 3-2, in the ODAC Finals Saturday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields. The victory catapults Roanoke into the NCAA Division III Soccer Championships.

The Maroons (17-2) jumped on the board just 6:39 into the game as junior midfielder Brandan Moffett (Laurel, Md./Laurel) scored a breakaway goal. The Maroons made it 2-0 at the 12:14 mark as junior midfielder Harold McConnell (Sussex, N.J./High Point Regional) scored on a rebound off a penalty kick that was saved by W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep). The Maroons increased their lead to 3-0 six minutes later as senior midfielder Ryan Pflugrad (Columbia, Md./Hammond) scored on a free-kick from 20 yards out.

W&L freshman midfielder Justin Mygatt (Winston, Ga./Woodward Academy) tallied his first of two second half goals 68:39 into the contest off an assist from sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny). Mygatt recorded his second goal with 2:35 left to play off an assist from sophomore midfielder Philip Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood).

Roanoke sophomore goalkeeper Chris Ebeling (Ellicott City, Md./Oakland Hills) made three saves to earn the victory. Foley made three saves for W&L.

W&L senior sweeper Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry), senior midfielder David Kodack (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) and Foley were named to the All-Tournament Team. Roanoke was represented on the team by Ebeling, Pflugrad, Moffett and McConnell.

GOALS
W&L - Justin Mygatt (2)
RC - Brandan Moffett, Harold McConnell, Ryan Pflugrad

ASSISTS
W&L - Bret Grote, Philip Miller

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 3GA, 3 saves
Chris Ebeling (RC) 90:00, 2GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 5 corner kicks, 3 saves, 20 fouls (Grimes and Murphy, Yellow Cards)
RC - 5 shots, 8 corner kicks, 1 penalty kick, 3 saves, 9 fouls (Lechtrecker, McGovern, Oshika, Coach Fonder, Yellow Cards, Francois, Red Card)


W&L ADVANCES TO ODAC FINALS WITH 1-0 VICTORY OVER HAMPDEN-SYDNEY

LEXINGTON, VA. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team advanced to the ODAC Tournament Finals for the second consecutive season with a 1-0 victory over Hampden-Sydney in semifinal action on Friday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals scored the lone goal with 16:20 gone by in the first half when senior sweeper Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) chipped a shot over Tiger goalkeeper Austin Krison (Birmingham, Ala./Mountian Brook) that rolled into the net.

Hampden-Sydney (13-6-1) appeared to tie the game at 1-1 eight minutes later, but an apparent goal by sophomore Pat Whitehead (Williamsburg, Va./Walsingham Academy) was nullified by an offside call.

W&L (12-3-1) junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made four saves to earn his fourth shutout of the season. Krison made three saves in the losing effort.

The Generals and Tigers each took seven shots, but Hampden-Sydney held a 10-2 advantage in corner kicks.

W&L returns to action on Saturday afternoon when it squares off on the Liberty Hall Fields against Roanoke at 1:30 pm in the ODAC Finals. The winner will receive an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championships.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Paul Wallace

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 4 saves
Austin Krison (HSC) 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 4 saves, 2 corner kicks, 7 fouls (Foley, Yellow Card)
HSC - 7 shots, 3 saves, 10 corner kicks, 15 fouls (Comegys, Yellow Card)


W&L ADVANCES TO ODAC SEMIFINALS WITH 2-1 VICTORY OVER GUILFORD

The Washington and Lee men's soccer team avenged its only conference loss of the season as it defeated Guilford, 2-1, in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals Saturday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals (11-3-1) jumped on the board first as sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season. Senior defender Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) recorded the assist off a free kick. W&L took a 2-0 lead at the 66:35 mark as senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) scored off a cross from sophomore midfielder Philip Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood).

Guilford (9-11) cut the lead in half with 5:59 to play as sophomore defender T.J. Muse (Reidsville, N.C./Southeast Guilford) tallied a unassisted goal.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made one save to earn the victory. Guilford sophomore keeper Ryan Fitzgibbons (Dayville, Conn./Killingly) made four saves in the losing effort.

W&L returns to action on Friday when it hosts Hampden-Sydney in an ODAC semifinal on the Liberty Hall Fields at 2:30 pm. In the other semifinal game on the Liberty Hall Fields, Roanoke will face Virginia Wesleyan at 11:00 am.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Andrew Grimes
GC - T.J. Muse

ASSISTS
W&L - Paul Wallace, Philip Miller

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 1 save
Ryan Fitzgibbons (GC) 90:00, 2GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 1 corner kick, 1 save, 17 fouls (Miller, Negron - Yellow Cards)
GC - 4 shots, 2 corner kicks, 4 saves, 17 fouls (Darko, Smith, Shiffman - Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER CLINCHES #1 SEED IN ODAC TOURNAMENT

BRIDGEWATER, Va.- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team clinched the number one seed in the upcoming ODAC Tournament with a 3-1 victory at Bridgewater on Thursday afternoon.

The Generals (10-3-1, 8-1 ODAC) jumped on the board first as sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) scored off an assist from junior defender Paul Negron (Massapequa Park, N.Y./St. John the Baptist) in the first half.

W&L tacked on two more goals in the second half as senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky/Henry Clay) and sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored goals to make it 3-0 in favor of the Generals.

Bridgewater (4-11, 0-9 ODAC) scored its goal late in the second half.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made four saves to earn the victory.

The Generals return to action when they host Guilford in an ODAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 11:30 am.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Bret Grote, Andrew Grimes, Jacob Stoehr
BC - Jonathan Small

ASSISTS
W&L - Paul Negron
BC - Jonathan Williamson

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) - 90:00, 1GA, 4 saves
Jon Boller (BC) - 90:00, 3GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 4 corner kicks, 4 saves, 9 fouls
BC - 6 shots, 0 corner kicks, 6 saves, 11 fouls


W&L MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO ST. MARY'S (MD.), 1-0

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.- St. Mary's (Md.) senior forward Ryan Olsen scored 62:19 into the game to lead the Seahawks to a 1-0 victory over Washington and Lee in men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon.

The loss drops the Generals overall record to 9-3-1. St. Mary's (Md.) improved to 13-3.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made two saves in the losing effort. St. Mary's (Md.) goalkeeper Micah Spiegel made seven saves to earn the shutout.

W&L returns to action on Thursday when it travels to Bridgewater for its final regular season game at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
SMC - Ryan Olsen

ASSISTS
SMC - Daniel Oldham

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) - 90:00, 1GA, 2 saves
Micah Spiegel (SMC) - 90:00, 0GA, 7 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 12 shots, 10 corner kicks, 2 saves, 14 fouls (Schnatz, Yellow Card)
SMC - 9 shots, 7 corner kicks, 7 saves, 13 fouls (Ward and McDonough, Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS EASTERN MENNONITE, 2-0

LEXINGTON, VA. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team used one goal in each half to defeat Eastern Mennonite, 2-0, on the Liberty Hall Fields on Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) tallied his team-leading seventh goal of the season with 27:55 gone by off an assist from sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny). For Grote, it was his team-leading fifth assist this season.

The Generals (9-2-1, 7-1 ODAC) took a 2-0 lead at the 68:11 mark as Grote scored off assists from Stoehr and senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay). Stoehr began the play by sending a cross from the left-corner that Grimes headed right to Grote who blasted home the shot.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made four saves to earn the shoutout. Eastern Mennonite (8-9, 3-5 ODAC) junior goalkeeper Ayo Patterson (Elkins Park, Pa./Christopher Dock) made five saves on the afternoon.

W&L returns to action when it travels to St. Mary's (Md.) for a match on Saturday at 2:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Bret Grote

ASSISTS
W&L - Bret Grote, Jacob Stoehr, Andrew Grimes

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 4 saves
Ayo Patterson (EMU) 90:00, 2GA, 5 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 13 shots, 4 corner kicks, 4 saves, 15 fouls (Philip Miller, Stoehr - Yellow Cards)
EMU - 6 shots, 7 corner kicks, 5 saves, 10 fouls (Moyer, Good - Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO GUILFORD, 1-0

SAVANNAH, GA. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team had its seven game winning streak snapped as it was defeated by Guilford, 1-0, in Savannah, Ga., on Saturday afternoon.

Guilford (7-7) scored its goal at the 25:00 mark as Tim Imafran scored an unassisted goal.

W&L (8-2-1) outshot Guilford, 10-4, but failed to find the back of the net all afternoon.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made three saves. Guilford goalkeeper Ryan Fitzgibbons made eight key saves to earn the victory.

The Generals return to action when they host Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
GC - Tim Imafran

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves
Ryan Fitzgibbons (GC) 90:00, 0GA, 8 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 3 saves, 11 fouls
GC - 4 shots, 8 saves, 14 fouls


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS SCAD, 5-3

SAVANNAH, GA.. -- Five different Washington and Lee men's soccer players scored goals as the Generals defeated Savannah College of Art and Design, 5-3, on Friday afternoon.

The Generals (8-1-1) jumped out to a 4-0 halftime advantage as senior midfielder David Kodack (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville), junior defender Kevin Bibona (Chatham, N.J./Chatham), sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) and freshman forward Adam Chesbrough (Haverford, Pa./Harriton) all tallied goals. Chesbrough's goal came via a penalty kick.

W&L went ahead 5-0 early in the second half as junior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) scored his sixth goal of the season. SCAD scored three goals late in the game. John Attridge scored two goals in a 28-second span for SCAD, including a penalty kick.

Senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) led the Generals with two assists. Freshman dfender Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) and Murphy recorded one assist each.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) played the first 60 minutes and made three saves. He did not allow a goal. Junior Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) played the final 30 minutes, allowing three goals and making one save.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it plays Guilford at 1:00 pm at SCAD.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - David Kodack, Kevin Bibona, Jacob Stoehr, Adam Chesbrough, Brad Murphy
SCAD - Roddy Burgess, John Attridge (2)

ASSISTS
W&L - Brian Pirkle, Andrew Grimes (2), Brad Murphy

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) - 58:41, 0GA, 3 saves
Brad Hearn (W&L) - 31:19, 3GA, 1 save
Mike Shuleva (SCAD) - 90:00, 5GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 11 shots, 4 corner kicks, 4 saves, 13 fouls (Foley, Grimes - Yellow Cards), 1 penalty kick (converted)
SCAD - 15 shots, 2 saves, 9 corner kicks, 22 fouls (Tierney, Hall, Bennett - Yellow Cards), 1 penalty kick (converted)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF 15TH-RANKED ROANOKE, 3-1

LEXINGTON, VA.. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team won its sixth consecutive game as it handed Roanoke its first conference loss of the season, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields. The Maroons entered the contest as the 15th-ranked team in Division III.

The Generals jumped on the Maroons early as sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) took a cross from junior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) and scored his fifth goal of the season. The score remained 1-0 until halftime.

W&L (7-1-1, 6-0 ODAC) took a 2-0 lead at the 51:57 mark as Murphy tallied a breakaway goal. Roanoke came back less than one minute later as freshman forward Tsuyoshi Oshika (Aichi, Japan/Shoin) knocked in a loose ball in front of the goal. The Generals put the game away when freshman forward Justin Mygatt (Winston, Ga./Woodward Academy) scored on a breakaway goal after sophomore midfielder Philip Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) played a through ball to him.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made seven saves to earn the victory. Roanoke (9-2, 4-1 ODAC) sophomore goalkeeper Chris Ebeling (Ellicott City, Md./Oakland Mills) made two saves in the losing effort.

W&L returns to action on Monday when it hosts Southern Virginia at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Brad Murphy, Justin Mygatt
RC - Tsuyoshi Oshika

ASSISTS
W&L - Brad Murphy, Philip Miller

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 7 saves
Chris Ebeling (RC) 90:00, 3GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 1 corner kick, 7 saves, 10 fouls (Kevin Bibona, Yellow Card
RC - 14 shots, 8 corner kicks, 2 saves, 9 fouls (Lechtrecker, Pflugrad, McGovern, Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER HOLDS OFF HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 1-0

LEXINGTON, VA.. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team won its fifth straight game by defeating Hampden-Sydney on Thursday afternoon, 1-0.

W&L (6-1-1, 5-0 ODAC) scored 17:52 into the game as senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) tallied his third goal of the season. Senior midfielder Rick Schnatz (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) recorded the assist as he sent in a cross from the right sideline.

Senior goalkeeper Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made six saves for W&L to earn his second shutout of the season. Hampden-Sydney junior goalkeeper Austin Krison (Birmingham, Ala./Mountain Brook) made four saves.

The Tigers outshot the Generals, 12-8.

W&L returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Roanoke at 11:00 am. The Maroons enter the contest as the 15th-ranked team in Division III.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Andrew Grimes

ASSISTS
W&L - Rick Schnatz

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Hearn (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 6 saves
Austin Krison (HSC) 90:00, 1GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 2 corner kicks, 6 saves, 18 fouls
HSC - 12 shots, 5 corner kicks, 4 saves, 12 fouls (Hillmann, Moxley - Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 3-2

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team won its fourth straight game by defeating Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon, 3-2.

The Marlins jumped on the board first as Jon Mills scored just 3:30 into the game off an assist from Josh Nolz. W&L (5-1-1, 4-0 ODAC) tied the game at the 35:34 mark when junior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) scored his third goal of the season.

Virginia Wesleyan (7-4, 4-1 ODAC) went ahead 2-1 at the 65:50 mark as Curtis Shank scored off an assist from Jon Mills. W&L senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) tied the game at 2-2 when he scored his second goal of the season at the 77:00 mark off an assist from sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny). The game remained tied for the next five minutes until Murphy tallied his second goal of the afternoon with eight minutes to play off an assist from Grote.

W&L junior goalkeeper Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made six saves to earn the victory. Marlin goalkeeper Sean Wreston made three saves.

The Generals will return to action on Thursday when they host Hampden-Sydney at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brad Murphy (2), Andrew Grimes
VWC - Jon Mills, Curtis Shank

ASSISTS
W&L - Bret Grote (2)
VWC - Jon Mills, Nolz

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Hearn (W&L) 90:00, 6 saves, 2 GA
Sean Wreston (VWC) 90:00, 3 saves, 3 GA

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 2 corner kicks, 6 saves, 4 fouls (Stoehr, Philip Miller - Yellow Cards)
VWC - 13 shots, 3 corner kicks, 3 saves, 5 fouls (Krezons, Nolz, Hills - Yellow Cards)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY, 4-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team used two first half goals from sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) en route to a 4-0 victory over Emory & Henry on the Liberty Hall Fields on Wednesday afternoon.

Senior defender Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) put the Generals on the board first as he scored his first goal of the season off assists from junior defender Sean Hardin (Atlanta, Ga./The Westminster School) and senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay).

Stoehr then gave the Generals (4-1-1, 3-0 ODAC) a 2-0 lead at the 13:55 mark when he scored after junior forward Brad Murphy's (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) shot deflected off the post. Stoehr would tally his second goal of the half 30:08 into the game to give W&L a 3-0 lead at halftime. Murphy rounded out the scoring as he notched his second goal of the season off a corner kick from freshman Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) at the 57:28 mark.

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) played the first 45 minutes and made two saves. Junior Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made four saves in the second 45 minutes of action. Emory & Henry (4-4, 2-2 ODAC) senior Josh Hale (Penhook, Va./Franklin County) posted 11 saves in just over one half of play. Junior Tommy Smith (Seymour, Tenn./Seymour) made eight saves in relief duty.

The Generals return to action on Saturday when they travel to Virginia Wesleyan for a match at 2:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Paul Wallace, Jacob Stoehr (2), Brad Murphy

ASSISTS
W&L - Andrew Grimes, Sean Hardin, Brad Murphy, Brian Pirkle

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 45:00, 2 saves, 0GA
Brad Hearn (W&L) 45:00, 4 saves, 0GA
Josh Hale (E&H) 65:00, 11 saves, 4GA
Tommy Smith (E&H) 25:00, 8 saves, 0GA

TEAM STATS
W&L - 24 shots, 7 corner kicks, 6 saves, 7 fouls (Erich Frey, Yellow Card), 1 offside
E&H - 6 shots, 2 corner kicks, 19 saves, 14 fouls (Greg Stephenson and John McBryde, Yellow Cards), 1 offside


ROLF PIRANIAN NOTCHES 200th CAREER VICTORY IN 2-0 WIN AT RANDOLPH-MACON

ASHLAND, Va. -- Washington and Lee men's soccer coach Rolf Piranian earned his 200th career victory on Saturday afternoon as the Generals defeated host Randolph-Macon, 2-0.

Piranian, who is in his 26th season as head coach at his alma mater, claims an all-time record of 200-172-20 (.510). He is the winningest coach in program history.

Sophomore midfielder Philip Miller (Kingswood, Texas/Kingswood) scored both goals for the Generals (3-1-1, 2-0 ODAC). Miller also recorded two goals in a 2-1 victory at Lynchburg on Thursday afternoon giving him four goals in his last two games.

Miller's first goal came at the 37:00 mark when he beat Yellow Jacket goalkeeper Mike Matson to give W&L a 1-0 lead at halftime. Miller tallied his second goal of the match at the 57:48 mark off an assist from sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny).

W&L junior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) recorded nine saves to earn his first shutout of the season and 12th of his career. Matson made three saves for the Yellow Jackets (3-5, 0-2 ODAC) in the first half of action, while Bill Simolika made one save in the second 45 minutes of play.

W&L returns to action on Wednesday when it hosts Emory & Henry at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Philip Miller (2)

ASSISTS
W&L - Bret Grote

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 9 saves, 0GA
Mike Matson (RMC) 45:00, 3 saves, 1GA
Bill Simolika (RMC) 45:00, 1 save, 1GA

TEAM STATS
W&L - 18 shots, 2 corner kicks, 9 saves
RMC - 14 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves


MEN'S SOCCER EARNS FIRST ODAC VICTORY WITH 2-1 WIN AT LYNCHBURG

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder Phil Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) scored two goals in leading Washington and Lee to a 2-1 win over Lynchburg in ODAC men's soccer action on Thursday afternoon.

Miller gave the Generals (2-1-1, 1-0) a 1-0 lead as he scored an unassisted goal at the 24:34 mark of the first half. Miller then gave W&L a 2-0 lead as he took a cross from freshman defender Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) and beat Lynchburg senior goalie Levi Solmose with 63:29 gone by.

The Hornets (3-4, 1-2) sliced the lead to 2-1 as freshman midfielder Richard McGruder tallied an unassisted goal at the 76:17 mark, but the Generals would hold on for their first ODAC win of the season.

Junior goalie Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made six saves in goal for the Generals, while Solmose recorded nine saves for Lynchburg. W&L outshot the Hornets by a 17-12 count.

Washington and Lee will return to action on Saturday as it travels to Randolph-Macon for a 2:00 pm contest with the Yellow Jackets.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Phil Miller (2)
LC - Richard McGruder

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Brad Hearn: 90:00, 1 GA, 6 saves
LC - Levi Solmose: 90:00, 2 GA, 9 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 17 shots, 4 corner kicks, 6 saves, 10 fouls (Adam Chesbrough - Yellow Card), 3 offsides
LC - 12 shots, 2 corner kicks, 9 saves, 13 fouls, 2 offsides


MEN'S SOCCER DROPS 2-1 GAME TO AVERETT

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Averett sophomore forward Ake Soderstrom (Kotka, Finland/Langinkoski) scored in the 108th minute of play to give the Cougars a 2-1 victory over Washington and Lee in men's soccer action Saturday afternoon on the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals got on the board first as freshman Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) scored his first collegiate goal in the 10th minute of action for all the scoring in the first half.

Averett tied the game just four minutes into the second half as goalkeeper Chris Barocas (Deltona, Fla./Deltona) converted a penalty kick after W&L senior midfielder Rick Schnatz (Darnestown, Md./Quince Orchard) was called for a penalty. The game would would stay tied until Soderstrom knocked in a loose ball in front of the Generals goal for the game-winner.

W&L outshot Averett, 27-6, but failed to convert several excellent scoring opportunities throughout the game.

Barocas made 10 saves for the Cougars, while junior Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made four saves in his first start of the season.

The Generals return to action on Thursday afternoon when the travel to Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brian Pirkle
AC - Chris Barocas, Ake Soderstrom

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Brad Hearn: 108:00, 2GA, 4 saves
AC - Barocas: 108:00, 1 GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 27 shots, 7 corner kicks, 4 saves, 16 fouls (Schnatz and Grote - Yellow Cards), 6 offsides
AC - 7 shots, 3 corner kicks, 10 saves, 17 fouls (Blewett, Harmon, Shillington - Yellow Cards), 1 offsides


W&L MEN'S SOCCER EARNS FIRST VICTORY OF 2001 SEASON

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team earned a tough 2-1 victory over neighborhood rival VMI on Thursday afternoon on Liberty Hall Fields.

The Generals jumped on the board first as sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored his second goal of the season just 12:19 into the game. Stoehr took a cross from sophomore midfielder Philip Miller (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood) and beat goalkeeper John Simmons (Chillicothe, Ohio/Chillicothe) with a shot in the upper right hand corner for the only goal of the first half.

W&L junior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) scored the Generals second goal of the afternoon just 53 seconds into the second half on a breakaway. W&L would hold the two-goal advantage until freshman midfielder Austin Williams (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Jonathan Rios (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) to cut the lead to 2-1.

The W&L defense then packed it in and did not allow another Keydet goal. W&L senior defender Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) made perhaps the biggest play of the game. After a Williams shot squirted through the legs of goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep), Wallace came from the other side of the box and cleared the ball before it crossed the line.

Foley made three saves for W&L, who returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Avertt at 3:00 pm.

-- GENERALS -

GOALS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Brad Murphy
VMI - Austin Williams

ASSISTS
W&L - Philip Miller
VMI - Jonathan Rios

GOALKEEPERS
W&L - Tim Foley, 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves
VMI - John Simmons, 90:00, 2GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 3 saves, 4 corner kicks, 11 fouls
VMI - 15 shots, 3 saves, 11 corner kicks, 19 fouls


W&L MEN'S SOCCER TIES CATHOLIC, 2-2

WASHINGTON, D.C.. -- Washington and Lee senior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) scored with less than two minutes remaining in regulation off an assist from sophomore forward Bret Grote (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Allegheny) to force a 2-2 tie with Catholic on Saturday afternoon. It was the first game of the season for the Generals.

The Cardinals struck first just 2:30 into the game as freshman Greg Castellani (Larksville, Pa./Wyoming Valley) scored his fourth goal of the season. Freshman Dan Finn (Alexandria, Va./Bishop Ireton) made the score 2-0 as he scored off an assist from Gregg McGuirl (Iselin, NJ/JFK Memorial).

W&L's offense was able to cut into the lead late in the first half as sophomore midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) scored the Generals first goal of the 2001 season to make it 2-1 at the half. Senior defender Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./Patrick Henry) assisted on the goal.

W&L goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made two saves, while Catholic goalkeeper Todd Magin (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) made nine saves.

The Generals outshout Catholic, 27-6.

The Generals return to action on Wednesday when they host neighborhood rival VMI at 4:00 pm on the Liberty Hall Fields.

GOALS
CU - Greg Castellani, Dan Finn
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Andrew Grimes

ASSISTS
CU - Gregg McGuirl
W&L - Paul Wallace, Bret Grote

GOALTENDERS
CU - Todd Magin - 2 GA, 9 saves, 90:00
W&L - Tim Foley - 2GA, 2 saves, 90:00

TEAM STATS
CU - 6 shots, 1 corner, 11 fouls (Kuemmel, Pires - Yellow Cards)
W&L - 27 shots, 7 corners, 17 fouls, (Miller, Stoehr, Kodack - Yellow Cards)

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