W&L MEN'S SOCCER KNOCKED OFF BY RANDOLPH-MACON, 2-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team fell, 2-0, to Randolph-Macon in the semifinal round of the ODAC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at the Liberty Hall Fields.

The Yellow Jackets (11-7-1) were led by sophomore defender Kevin Strosnider (Hopewell, Va./Prince George), who tallied a goal and an assist.

Knotted at 0-0 with three seconds to play in the first half, freshman forward David Tait (Nokesville, Va./Brentsville) took Strosnider's on-his-back pass and struck a shot into the back of the W&L net.

R-MC added an insurance goal at the 55:37 mark when Strosnider scored off an assist from sophomore midfielder Brian Fowler (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis Desales).

Freshman goaltender Michael Stanton (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia) logged all 90 minutes in the W&L net, making four saves.

For the Yellow Jackets, freshman Nick Warner (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) made 10 saves in posting his fourth shutout of the season.

Randolph-Macon advances to Sunday's ODAC Championship match against tournament-host Roanoke. Game time is scheduled for 1:30 pm.

The Generals wrap up their season with an 7-10-2 mark overall.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
R-MC - David Tait, Kevin Strosnider

ASSISTS
W&L - None
R-MC - Kevin Strosnider, Brian Fowler

GOALKEEPERS
Michael Stanton (W&L) 90:00, 2 GA, 4 saves
Nick Warner (R-MC) 90:00, 0 GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 10 corner kicks, 4 saves, 13 fouls, 1 offside
R-MC - 11 shots, 5 corner kicks, 10 saves, 8 fouls, 1 offside

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER FALLS, 4-0, TO VIRGINIA WESLEYAN IN THE ODAC TOURNAMENT

NORFOLK, Va. -- The sixth-seeded Washington and Lee men's soccer team fell to third-seeded Virginia Wesleyan, 4-0, in the opening round of the ODAC men's soccer tournament on Saturday afternoon in Norfolk, Va.

The two teams played a scoreless first half before the Marlins (16-2-1) got on the board at the 50:57 mark as Pat McStay scored off an assist from Josh Hill. VWC added to the lead with 66:50 gone-by as Hill scored on a penalty kick after W&L senior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) picked up a red card.
The Marlins added two insurance goals in the final 5:19 of the game to move on to the semifinals.

Foley recorded six saves in goal before being relieved by freshman Michael Stanton (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Olympia), who notched three saves.

Washington and Lee's season now ends at 7-9-2 overall. Virginia Wesleyan will meet seventh-seeded Randolph-Macon in the tournament semifinals on Friday afternoon at Roanoke College.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
VWC - Josh Hill (1), Pat McStay (1), Kelvin Murray (1), Mark Tribendis (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - None
VWC - Josh Hill

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 66:50, 1 GA, 6 saves
Michael Stanton (W&L) 23:10, 3 GA, 3 saves
Sean Wheaton (VWC) 90:00, 0 GA, 4 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 4 corner kicks, 9 saves, 21 fouls, 0 offsides
VWC - 22 shots, 1 corner kick, 4 saves, 13 fouls, 1 offside


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

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team dropped its final regular season match of the year, 1-0, to Bridgewater on Wednesday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

The Eagles (11-6, 5-4 ODAC) scored the lone goal at the 36:55 mark when freshman midfielder Griff Diguardo (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) banged a shot into the W&L net off a free-kick. From that point on, the BC defense, led by junior goaltender Jon Boller's (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) three saves, stymied the Generals' offense.

Despite holding a 17-9 edge in shots, the Generals were unable to convert several scoring opportunities.

Senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) turned back three shots in the W&L net.

The Generals (7-8-2, 5-4 ODAC) will be back in action this Saturday as they participate in the ODAC Tournament. Their opponent has yet to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
BC - Griff Diguardo

ASSISTS
W&L - None
BC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1 GA, 3 saves
Jon Boller (BC) 90:00, 0 GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 17 shots, 7 corner kicks, 3 saves, 15 fouls, 3 offsides
BC - 9 shots, 3 corner kicks, 3 saves, 12 fouls, 1 offside


W&L MEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF SECOND-RANKED VIRGINIA WESLEYAN, 4-1

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team evened its overall record at 7-7-2 (5-3 ODAC) with a 4-1 defeat of second-ranked Virginia Wesleyan this Saturday afternoon on a soggy Liberty Hall Fields pitch. Senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) keyed the Generals' attack with two goals and one assist.

The Marlins (15-1-1, 6-1-1 ODAC) struck first at 32:01 when senior midfielder Josh Nolz (Onancock, Va./Nandua) scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Evan Siddall (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair). However, W&L bounced back to even the score before halftime on a goal from sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) at the 37:47 mark.

After the break, W&L controlled the match, both outscoring (3-0) and outshooting (9-4) VWC. Murphy recorded his first goal of the game at 52:22 off an assist from junior midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) to put the Generals ahead, 2-1. W&L's third and fourth goals came at 76:14 and 79:23, and were scored by freshman midfielder Keith Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) and Murphy.

In the Generals' net, senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made four saves. Junior Sean Wheaton (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) stopped three shots for the Marlins.

W&L will be back on the pitch this Wednesday at 3:00 pm for its final regular season match when it hosts ODAC-rival Bridgewater.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brad Murphy (2), Brian Pirkle (1), Keith Sullivan (1)
VWC - Josh Nolz

ASSISTS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr (2), Derrick Lott, Brad Murphy
VWC - Evan Siddall

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1 GA, 4 saves
Sean Wheaton (VWC) 90:00, 4 GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 14 shots, 8 corner kicks, 4 saves, 21 fouls, 1 offside
VWC - 17 shots, 7 corner kicks, 3 saves, 14 fouls, 0 offsides

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER HOLDS OFF EASTERN MENNONITE, 2-1

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team improved to 4-3 in the ODAC and 6-7-2 overall with a 2-1 victory against Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday afternoon in Harrisonburg, Va.

Senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) assisted on sophomore midfielder Justin Mygatt's (Winston, Ga./Woodward Academy) goal 10:32 into the match to put the Generals out in front, 1-0. Murphy later added the second W&L goal when he scored unassisted at the 33:48 mark.

The Royals (9-8, 2-5 ODAC) avoided being shutout when the ball bounced off a W&L defender and into the Generals' goal with 3:32 remaining in the contest.

For the afternoon, Eastern Mennonite held advantages of 20-10 in shots, and 9-1 in corner kicks.

Senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made five saves in the W&L net, while EMU goalies Brian Kleinert and Tim Koehn combined to turn back three shots in a losing effort.

The Generals return to the pitch on Saturday when they host Virginia Wesleyan for an 11:00 am match.

 

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Justin Mygatt, Brad Murphy
EMU - W&L own goal

ASSISTS
W&L - Brad Murphy
EMU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1 GA, 5 saves
Brian Kleinert (EMU) 33:40 2 GA, 1 save
Tim Koehn (EMU) 56:20, 0 GA, 2 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 1 corner kick, 5 saves, 22 fouls, 5 offsides
EMU - 20 shots, 9 corner kicks, 3 saves, 11 fouls, 1 offside


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DROPS MATCH TO CATHOLIC, 4-3

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman midfielder Cameron Bassiri (Potomac, Md./Churchill) recorded a hat trick to propel the Catholic men's soccer team to a 4-3 win over Washington and Lee University on Saturday at the Liberty Hall Fields.

Bassiri put the Cardinals (7-5-1) on the board first at 9:29 after scoring on a long, weaving run through the W&L defense. The Generals responded, evening the game at 1-1 less than a minute later (10:20) when sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) scored from senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy). However, Catholic carried a 2-1 lead into halftime when Bassiri scored his second goal on the afternoon at the 27:48 mark.

In the second half, W&L (5-7-2) matched the Cardinals goal-for-goal, but were never ever to tie the match. Bassiri completed his hat trick at 71:38, making the score 3-1 Catholic. Generals' junior midfielder Jacob Stoehr (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) made the score 3-2 when his penalty kick found the back of the net, but Catholic answered again with a breakaway goal by senior midfielder Keith Cappo (Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter).

Pirkle added his second goal for the Generals at 89:14 for the final 4-3 margin.

Senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) turned back five shots for W&L. In the Catholic net, senior Todd Magin (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland) made six saves to earn the victory.

W&L will be in action again this Wednesday when it travels to Eastern Mennonite for a 4:00 pm match.

 

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brian Pirkle (2), Jacob Stoehr (1)
CUA - Cameron Bassiri (3), Keith Cappo (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - Ryan Light, Brad Murphy
CUA - Stephen Raab

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 4 GA, 5 saves
Todd Magin(CUA) 90:00, 3 GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 7 corner kicks, 5 saves, 19 fouls, 2 offsides
CUA - 19 shots, 2 corner kicks, 6 saves, 15 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES VMI TO DRAW, 0-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team battled next-door neighbor VMI to a 0-0 tie on Thursday afternoon at VMI's Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.

VMI (1-6-3), which held advatages of 13-6 in shots and 15-5 in corner kicks, was unable to put anything past W&L senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep), who made seven saves for the afternoon, including two at the end of regulation to preserve the deadlock.

In the Keydets' net, Brian Douglas turned back six W&L shots.

The Generals (5-6-2) will be in action again this Saturday when they host Catholic for a 3:00 pm match on the Liberty Hall Fields.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
VMI - None

ASSISTS
W&L -None
VMI - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 110:00, 0GA, 7 saves
Brian Douglas (VMI) 110:00, 0GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 5 corner kicks, 7 saves, 11 fouls, 1 offside
VMI - 13 shots, 15 corner kicks, 6 saves, 8 fouls, 3 offsides

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DOWNS SAVANNAH A&D, 2-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team upped its record to 5-6-1 overall with a 2-0 win over Savannah College of Art & Design on Saturday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field.

Sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) scored the first of his two goals at 9:33 of the first half when the Bees misplayed the ball and left him with no one to beat but the goalie. A little over 16 minutes later (26:09), senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) headed the ball to Pirkle, who again found the back of the SCAD goal.

In the Generals' net, senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) repelled all five shots he faced, earning his second shutout in as many games.

For the Bees (2-9-1), freshman netminder Sam Wolfgram (Bradenton, Fla./Southeast) made six saves to keep the game within reach.

The Generals will look to even their record this Wednesday when they visit next-door neighbor VMI for a 4:00 contest.

 

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brian Pirkle (2)
SCAD - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Brad Murphy
SCAD - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 5 saves
Sam Wolfgram (SCAD) 90:00, 2GA, 6 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 5 corner kicks, 5 save, 14 fouls, 6 offsides
SCAD - 16 shots, 8 corner kicks, 6 saves, 10 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L MEN'S SOCCER KNOCKS OFF LYNCHBURG, 4-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) recorded the 16 1/2 shutout of his career as the Washington and Lee men's soccer team defeated Lynchburg, 4-0, on Friday afternoon at the W&L Turf Field. Foley now holds the W&L record in that category, eclipsing the previous standard of 16 set by E.J. Murphy.

The Generals (4-6-1, 3-3) took a 1-0 lead when senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) headed in junior midfielder Jacob Stoehr's (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) corner kick at 21:14 of the first half.

W&L added three unanswered scores in the second half, with Murphy, sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) and freshman midfielder Keith Sullivan (San Antonio, Texas/Alamo Heights) each adding goals.

In earning his record shutout, Foley turned away one shot. For the Hornets (3-9-1, 1-4-1), sophomore goalie Daniel Ruch (Ridgefield Park, N.J./Ridgefield) made three stops.

The Generals take to the pitch again Saturday afternoon when they host Savannah College of Art & Design for a 3:30 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brad Murphy (2), Brian Pirkle, Keith Sullivan
LC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Jacob Stoehr, Justin Mygatt, Roger Morscheiser
LC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 1 save
Daniel Ruch (LC) 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 15 shots, 6 corner kicks, 1 save, 15 fouls, 3 offsides
LC - 6 shots, 3 corner kicks, 3 saves, 10 fouls, 1 offside

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER FALLS, 2-1, IN DOUBLE OVERTIME TO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshman forward Benjamin Griffin (Falls Church, Va.) scored at 107:20 of the second overtime to lift the Southern Virginia men's soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Washington and Lee on Tuesday at the Liberty Hall Fields.

W&L (3-6-1) opened the scoring in the 49th minute when senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) leapt into the air and hammered a cross from sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) into the back of the net. However, that would be the last goal for the Generals, as their scoring opportunities were continuously thwarted by Southern Virginia's freshman goalie Chris Pierson (Varnville, S.C.), who made 10 saves for the afternoon.

The Knights (10-1-1) got their first goal, tying the game at 1-1, at 79:40 when junior forward Paul Johnson's (Chantilly, Va.) shot found the back of the Generals' net. The game remained in a 1-1 deadlock until Griffin's overtime game-winner.

Senior Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) turned away five shots in the Generals' net.

W&L will be back in action this Friday when it hosts Lynchburg for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brad Murphy
SVU - Paul Johnson, Ben Griffin

ASSISTS
W&L - Brian Pirkle
SVU - Connor Valentine

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 107:20, 2GA, 5 saves
Chris Pierson (SVU) 107:20, 1GA, 10 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 6 corner kicks, 5 saves, 23 fouls, 4 offsides
SVU - 16 shots, 7 corner kicks, 10 saves, 13 fouls, 1 offside


W&L MEN'S SOCCER HOLDS OFF RANDOLPH-MACON FOR 2-0 WIN

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team posted its second ODAC win in as many games with a 2-0 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday on the Liberty Hall Fields.

Senior midfielder Kevin Bibona (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) staked the Generals to a 1-0 lead when he headed in a cross from senior midfielder Sean Hardin (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) at the 21:29 mark.

W&L received an insurance goal at 69:50 when freshman defender Roger Morscheiser (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater) outjumped the Yellow Jacket defense to head freshman midfielder Walker Nickles' (Columbia, S.C./A.L. Flora) corner kick into the back of the net.

W&L (3-5-1, 2-3) senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made the two goals stand up with his aggressive play in the Generals' net, making one save.

Freshman Taylor Grant (Spotsylvania, Va./Episcopal) relieved injured starter Nick Warner (Timonium, Md./Dulaney) in the Yellow Jacket's (7-3, 2-2) goal. The two combined to turn away one shot.

For the afternoon, the Generals held advantages of 19-5 in shots and 8-1 in corner kicks.

W&L is back in action this Tuesday when it hosts Southern Virginia for a 4:00 pm match.

 

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kevin Bibona, Roger Morscheiser
R-MC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Sean Hardin, Walker Nickles
R-MC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 0GA, 1 save
Nick Warner (R-MC) 21:29, 1GA, 1 save
Taylor Grant (R-MC) 68:31, 0GA, 0 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 19 shots, 8 corner kicks, 1 save, 20 fouls, 3 offsides
R-MC - 5 shots, 1 corner kick, 1 save, 6 fouls, 0 offsides


W&L MEN'S SOCCER EARNS FIRST ODAC WIN WITH 3-1 DEFEAT OF EMORY & HENRY

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team earned its first ODAC win with a 3-1 defeat of Emory & Henry on Wednesday afternoon in Emory, Va.

W&L (2-5-1, 1-3 ODAC) carried a 1-0 advantage into halftime after senior midfielder Kevin Bibona (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) scored off a pass from sophomore midfielder Joshua Grahe (Hagerstown, Md./Mercersburg Academy (Pa.)) in the 30th minute.

After the Wasps' (2-6-1, 0-4 ODAC) tied the game in the 50th minute on a goal by Will McBryde, W&L responded with two unanswered goals to ice the 3-1 victory. Freshman midfielder Walker Nickles' (Columbia, S.C./A.L. Flora) tally with 84 minutes gone by made it 2-1, and senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) added a late insurance goal for the final margin.

Senior netminder Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made three saves in the Generals' net for the win.

In the Emory & Henry net, Tommy Smith stopped eight shots.

The Generals outshot the Wasps, 19-9.

W&L will return to the field on Saturday when it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Kevin Bibona, Walker Nickles, Brad Murphy
E&H - Will McBryde

ASSISTS
W&L - Joshua Grahe, Brian Pirkle
E&H - Greg Stephenson

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves
Tommy Smith (E&H) 90:00, 3GA, 8 saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 19 shots, 6 corner kicks, 3 saves, 9 fouls, 2 offsides
E&H - 9 shots, 3 corner kicks, 8 saves, 8 fouls, 1 offside

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER BLANKED, 1-0, AT ROANOKE

SALEM, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team fell, 1-0, to ODAC-opponent Roanoke College Saturday afternoon in Salem, Va.

At the 35:28 mark, Roanoke (7-2, 1-0) scored the game's only goal when David Lechtrecker re-directed JM Monger's crossing pass into the back of the Generals' goal.

Roanoke goaltender Chris Ebeling made the 1-0 lead stand up by making one save as W&L (1-5-1, 0-3) was unable to muster a goal for the third straight game.

The Maroons held advantages of 12-7 and 12-5 in shots and corner kicks.

Senior Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) played all 90 minutes in the Generals' net, recording three saves.

The Generals (1-5-1, 0-2) will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Emory & Henry for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
RC - David Lechtrecker

ASSISTS
W&L - None
RC - JM Monger

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 3 saves
Chris Ebeling (RC) 90:00, 0GA, 1 save

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 5 corner kicks, 3 saves, 18 fouls, 0 offsides
RC - 12 shots, 12 corner kicks, 1 save, 10 fouls, 3 offsides


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DROPS MATCH, 3-0, AT GUILFORD

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team remained winless in the ODAC after falling in its last match to Guilford College, 3-0, Wednesday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

Guilford's (5-2-1, 1-0) Tim Imafidon scored an unassisted breakaway goal in the 39th minute to stake the Quakers to a 1-0 lead. In the second half, the Quakers added two more goals when Aran Haven-O'Donnell and Ampofo Darko each found the back of the net.

Guilford held advantages of 20-6 and 11-0 in shots and corner kicks, respectively.

In the W&L goal, senior Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) made six saves.

Guilford netminder Sean Beach recorded one save to earn the shutout.

The Generals (1-4-1, 0-2) return to the pitch this Saturday for a 3:00 pm match at Roanoke.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
GC - Tim Imafidon, Aran Haven-O'Donnell, Ampofo Darko

ASSISTS
W&L - None
GC - Tim Imafidon, Noam Sorek

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 3GA, 6 saves
Sean Beach (GC) 90:00, 0GA, 1 save

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 0 corner kicks, 6 saves, 9 fouls, 1 offside
GC - 20 shots, 11 corner kicks, 1 save, 7 fouls, 4 offsides


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

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team dropped its ODAC-opener at Hampden-Sydney, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (7-2, 1-0 ODAC) scored the game's lone goal at the 47:36 mark when Beau Burke hammered Rob Johnson's pass into the back of the net.

Hampden-Sydney outshot the Generals 13-9, while also holding a 14-3 advantage in corner kicks for the afternoon.

W&L (1-3-1, 0-1 ODAC) senior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) logged all 90 minutes in the Generals' net, making four saves.

Austin Krison and Elliot Byers split the time in the Hampden-Sydney net, each making two saves.

W&L returns to the pitch on Wednesday when it travels to Guilford College for a 4:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
H-SC - Beau Burke

ASSISTS
W&L - None
H-SC - Rob Johnson

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 1GA, 4 saves
Austin Krison (H-SC) 45:00, 0GA, 2 saves
Elliot Byers (H-SC) 45:00, 0GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 3 corner kicks, 4 saves, 13 fouls
H-SC - 13 shots, 14 corner kicks, 4 saves, 11 fouls

 


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

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Senior midfielder Garreth Winstead (Albuquerque, N.M./St Pius X) took a pass from sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) and scored the game-winner in the 107th minute to lead the Washington and Lee men's soccer team to a 3-2 victory over Methodist College on Sunday afternoon in Fayetteville, N.C.

Methodist (4-3) got on the board first when Kevin Gray's shot found the back of the net in the 30th minute. W&L answered five minutes later when freshman midfielder Walker Nickles (Columbia, S.C./A.L. Flora) scored his first collegiate goal.

The Monarchs again took the lead 11 minutes into the second half when Bryan Madej's shot found the back of the net. However, W&L (1-2-1) evened the score at 2-2 when senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) scored in the 77th minute, setting the stage for Winstead's overtime heroics.

Senior goaltender Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) logged 107 minutes in the Generals' net, posting 16 saves. Justin Agema made eight saves in the Monarchs' net.

W&L returns to the pitch on Saturday when it travels to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm match.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brad Murphy, Walker Nickles, Garreth Winstead
MC - Kevin Gray, Bryan Madej

ASSISTS
W&L - Brian Pirkle (2), Peter Miller
MC - Charlie Christie

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 107:00, 2GA, 16 saves
Jusitn Agema (MC) 107:00, 3GA, 8 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 2 corner kicks, 16 saves, 21 fouls
MC - 23 shots, 12 corner kicks, 8 saves, 19 fouls

 


W&L MEN'S SOCCER TIES NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN, 1-1

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team opened the Methodist Tournament with a 1-1 tie against North Carolina Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The Battling Bishops (4-2-1) got on the board first when Drew Martin scored a breakaway goal off an assist from Michael Brown at the 52:00 mark.

The Generals (0-2-1) responded exactly seven minutes later as sophomore defender Brian Pirkle (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) scored unassisted off of a deflection. The two teams would then play the final 31:00 of regulation and two 10:00 overtimes scoreless.

Senior Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) played all 110 minutes in in goal, making 10 saves.

George Frangos notched 11 saves in goal for North Carolina Wesleyan. For the game, the Generals outshot the Battling Bishops, 22-18.

Washington and Lee will be in action again on Sunday as the Generals take on tournament host Methodist. Game time is slated for 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brian Pirkle (1)
NCWC - Drew Martin (1)

ASSISTS
W&L - None
NCWC - Michael Brown (1)

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Hearn (W&L) 110:00, 1 GA, 10 saves
George Frangos (NCWC) 110:00, 1 GA, 11 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 22 shots, 4 corner kicks, 10 saves, 17 fouls
NCWC - 18 shots, 6 corner kicks, 11 saves, 9 fouls


W&L FALLS TO SOUTHWESTERN, 4-2, IN MEN'S SOCCER ACTION

GEORGETOWN, Texas --The Southwestern University soccer team scored three second half goals to defeat Washington and Lee, 4-2, in men's soccer action Sunday at the Southwestern Tournament.

The Generals (0-2) jumped out to 1-0 advantage as senior midfielder Kevin Bibona (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) assisted on sophomore midfielder Brian Pirkle's (Lexington, Va./Woodberry Forest) goal with 25:38 gone by. The Pirates (2-2) bounced back, however, knotting the game at 1-1 less than a minute later, when Kevin Donovan's shot found the back of the Generals net.

The Generals would regain the lead (2-1) prior to the half when senior midfielder Garreth Winstead (Albuquerque, N.M./St. Pius X) scored at the 40:10 mark. Senior forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) registered the assist.

Southwestern took control in the second half by scoring three unanswered goals. Sal Lopez (assisted by Cory Hopp), Charlie Stern and Clay Coleman each tallied goals to secure the victory.

Senior goalie Brad Hearn (Raleigh, N.C./Broughton) made nine saves in the W&L net. Casey Ricks and Jacob Henderson each played a half in the Southwestern goal, with Henderson earning the win.

The Generals return to action on Saturday against North Carolina Wesleyan at the Methodist Tournament at 1:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Brian Pirkle (1)
W&L - Garreth Winstead (1)
SU - Kevin Donovan, Sal Lopez, Charlie Stern, Clay Coleman

ASSISTS
W&L - Kevin Bibona, Brad Murphy
SU - Clifton Barnes, Cory Hopp

GOALKEEPERS
Brad Hearn (W&L) 90:00, 4 GA, 9 saves
Casey Ricks (SU) 45:00, 2GA, 2 saves
Jacob Henderson (SU) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 4 corner kicks, 9 saves, 7 fouls
SU - 27 shots, 3 corner kicks, 2 saves, 4 fouls (Charlie Stern, Yellow Card)


W&L DROPS SEASON-OPENER TO TRINITY, 4-0

GEORGETOWN, Texas. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team dropped its season-opener against Trinity University (Texas), 4-0, on the first day of play at the Southwestern Tournament Saturday.

The Tigers opened scoring at the 20:30 mark when Josh Card assisted on Cullen Davies' goal. They would later add another first half goal at 26:26 when Josh Card found the back of the Generals' net.

Trinity, which upped its mark to 2-0, outshot W&L 24-1.

In the second half, Trinity added two more unanswered scores, with Josh Smith and Card (assisted by Michael Pope) tallying goals.

W&L (0-1) senior goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) stopped 17 shots for the Generals. Josh Rosenblum and Matthew Pepping combined on the shutout for the Tigers, with Pepping making one save.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
Trinity - Cullen Davies, Josh Card (2), Josh Smith

ASSISTS
Trinity - Card, Michael Pope

GOALKEEPERS
Tim Foley (W&L) 90:00, 4 GA, 17 saves
Josh Rosenblum (Trinity) 45:00, 0 GA, 0 saves
Matthew Pepping (Trinity) 45:00, 0 GA, 1 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 1 shot, 0 corner kicks, 17 saves, 5 fouls (Roger Morsheiser, Yellow Card)
Trinity - 24 shots, 10 corner kicks, 1 save, 3 fouls