W&L MEN'S SOCCER KNOCKED OUT OF CONFERENCE TOURNEY BY LYNCHBURG, 1-0 (11/3)

SALEM, Va. -- Second-seeded Lynchburg downed the third-seeded and 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team, 1-0, in the semifinals of the 2006 ODAC Tournament on Friday morning at Roanoke College's Elizabeth Campus.

The match remained tied at 0-0 until senior midfielder Casey Zambor notched the game-winner on an unassisted tally at 64:14. The Hornets held on for the duration of regulation to knock the Generals out of the conference tournament.

Junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) made three saves for W&L, while LC's goalkeeper Marcus Jordan stopped two would-be goals.

With the win, Lynchburg (13-4-2) advances to the 2006 ODAC Championship match and will take on the fourth-seeded Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at 1:00 pm in Salem, Va. The Generals fall to 12-3-2 overall and will find out on Sunday evening if they received an at-large bid to the 2006 NCAA Tournament.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
LC - Casey Zambor

ASSISTS
W&L - None
LC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 1 GA, 3 Saves
Marcus Jordan (LC) - 90:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 8 shots, 4 corner kicks, 3 saves, Yellow Cards - John Lindsay (2), Alex Phillips, Team; Red Cards - Red - John Lindsay, Team
LC - 8 shots, 4 corner kicks, 2 saves, Yellow Card - Casey Zambor

 


PIRANIAN NABS 250TH CAREER WIN AS W&L MEN'S SOCCER FELLS EMU, 2-0, IN ODAC QUARTERFINAL ACTION (10/28)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Head Coach Rolf Piranian amassed his 250th career win as the 22nd-ranked W&L men's soccer team knocked off Eastern Mennonite, 2-0, in the quarterfinals of the 2006 ODAC Tournament on Saturday afternoon at Watt Field.

In his 31st season at the helm of the program, Piranian now owns an all-time record of 250-206-33 (.545) and has been named ODAC Coach of the Year seven times.

The Generals notched both of their scores in the opening stanza, first entering the scoring column when junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Marr) scored off a rebounded shot at 20:48. W&L upped its lead to 2-0 when junior midfielder Jamie Mallinson (Jackson, Miss./St. Andrew's Episcopal) found the back of the net off a corner kick by freshman midfielder Drew Crowley (Weston, Mass./Weston) in the 37th minute.

Junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) made one save as he picked up his eighth shutout of the season. Jackson Maust (Pigeon, Mich./Laker) made 11 saves for EMU.

Washington and Lee will advance to the semifinals 2006 ODAC Tournament and will face the winner of the game between Randolph-Macon vs. Lynchburg on Friday. The game time and site have yet to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Josh Dodds, Jamie Mallinson
EMU - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Drew Crowley
EMU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Jackson Maust (EMU) - 90:00, 2 GA, 11 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 36 shots, 11 corner kicks, 1 saves, Yellow Cards - Tommy Pignatelli, Scot Pittman
EMU - 8 shots, 5 corner kicks, 12 saves, No Cards


LYNCHBURG FELLS W&L MEN'S SOCCER, 2-0 (10/25)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Modou Jobarteh (Silver Spring, Md./John F. Kennedy) notched both of Lynchburg's goals as the Hornets upset the 22nd-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team, 2-0, on Wednesday afternoon at Watt Field.

The game remained knotted at 0-0 until Jobarteh headed the ball into the back of the net off an assist from senior forward Matthew Lombardo (Virgina Beach, Va./Floyd Kellam) at 56:47. Jobarteh responded with his second goal just 26 seconds later when freshman midfielder Josh Reed (Newark, Del./Caravel Academy) fed him the ball and he volleyed a shot past W&L's junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) at 57:13.

With the win, the Hornets secured the second-seed in the 2006 ODAC Tournament and improved to 11-4-2 overall and 6-1-2 in conference play. The Generals fall to 11-2-2 overall and 6-2-1 in the ODAC.

Sheedy made four saves for W&L, while junior goalkeeper Marcus Jordan (Lynchburg, Va./Germantown) turned away five shots for LC.

As the third-seed in the 2006 ODAC Tournament, Washington and Lee takes on sixth-seeded Eastern Mennonite on Saturday at Watt Field in Lexington, Va. The game time has yet to be determined.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
LC - Modou Jobarteh (2)

ASSISTS
W&L - None
LC - Matthew Lombardo, Josh Reed

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 2 GA, 4 Saves
Marcus Jordan (LC) - 90:00, 0 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 9 shots, 3 corner kicks, 5 saves, Yellow Cards - Kyle Garcia, Jack Palmer, Rhett McCraw
LC - 12 shots, 5 corner kicks, 5 saves, No Cards


W&L MEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT RANDOLPH-MACON, 4-0 (10/21)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team used four second half goals to defeat Randolph-Macon, 4-0, at Watt Field on Saturday afternoon.

The match remained scoreless until junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) tallied a unassisted goal in the 50th minute. The Generals extended their lead to 2-0 when senior defender Alex Phillips (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) found the back of the net at 55:39. Subsequent scores by sophomore midfielder Whitt Larkin (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) and junior midfielder Travis Short (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) iced the game for W&L.

With the win, the Generals improve to 11-1-2 and 6-1-1 in ODAC play, while Randolph-Macon falls to 6-10 and 3-5 in conference action.

Junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) made one save for W&L, while freshman Colin Royster (Johnson City, Tenn./Science Hill) played the majority of the contest in goal for R-MC, turning away five shots.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Wednesday for its final regular-season contest. The Generals take on Lynchburg at 4 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jack Palmer, Alex Phillips, Whitt Larkin, Travis Short
R-MC - None

ASSISTS
W&L -J.D. McDermott
R-MC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 1 Save
Colin Royster (R-MC) - 74:10, 4 GA, 5 Saves
Kevin Smith (R-MC) - 15:50, 0 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 8 corner kicks, 1 saves, No Cards
R-MC - 3 shots, 1 corner kick, 5 saves, No Cards


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS EMORY & HENRY, 4-0 (10/18)

EMORY, Va. -- Junior midfielder Travis Short (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) scored a pair of goals to help lift Washington and Lee to a 4-0 victory at Emory & Henry in ODAC men's soccer action on Wednesday afternoon.

Sophomore midfielder Whitt Larkin (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) broke a scoreless tie in the 44th minute when he found the net from an assist senior defender Scot Pittman (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Country Day).

The game remained 1-0 until the 78:02 mark when Short scored the first of his two goals, this one coming off an assist from freshman midfielder Drew Crowley (Weston, Mass./Weston). Crowley then found the net unassisted just 1:58 later and Short capped the scoring at the 82:57 mark off a feed from senior midfielder Shep Russell (Little Rock, Ark./Central). Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Generals (10-1-2, 5-1-1) but did not face a shot on goal.

EJ Watkins played all 90 minutes in goal for the Wasps (6-9-1, 0-7), recording seven stops.

Washington and Lee returns to action on Saturday as it hosts Randolph-Macon for a 3:00 pm contest.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Travis Short (2), Drew Crowley, Whitt Larkin
E&H - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Scot, Pittman, Drew Crowley, Shep Russell
E&H - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
EJ Watkins (E&H) - 90:00, 4 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 28 shots, 10 corner kicks, 0 saves, No Cards
E&H - 5 shots, 1 corner kick, 7 saves, No Cards


W&L MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS VIRGINIA WESLEYAN TO 1-1 DOUBLE-OVERTIME TIE (10/14)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The 18th-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team battled Virginia Wesleyan to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in ODAC action on Saturday morning at Watt Field.

The Marlins (9-3-2, 3-2-2) notched the first score of the game when freshman forward Brendan Massie (Chesapeake, Va./Hickory) registered an unassisted goal in the 17th minute. The Generals responded with the equalizer at 28:52 when senior midfielder Rhett McCraw (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) scored on a penalty kick, but neither team could find the back of the net for the go-ahead goal.

Washington and Lee outshot Virginia Wesleyan, 20-4, and held a 6-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Junior Jim Tartaglia (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) made two saves in goal for W&L, while junior Kyle Williams (Springfield, Va./Robert E. Lee) stopped seven would-be goals for VWC.

The Generals (9-1-2, 4-1-1) continue conference action on Wednesday when they travel to Emory, Va., to take on Emory & Henry at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Rhett McCraw
VWC - Brandon Massie

ASSISTS
W&L - None
VWC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Jim Tartaglia (W&L) - 90:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Kyle Williams (VWC) - 90:00, 1 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 20 shots, 6 corner kicks, 2 saves, Yellow Cards (Fletcher McCraw, Kyle Garcia, John Lindsay)
VWC - 4 shots, 1 corner kick, 7 saves, Yellow Cards (Kyle Miller, Evan Small), Red Card (Bryan Powers)


EMU DEFEATS W&L MEN'S SOCCER, 2-0 (10/11)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- The 18th-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2006 season, 2-0, to Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday evening in Harrisonburg, Va.

The Royals got on the board in the first half when Patrick Ressler scored on a penalty kick at 30:40 to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. EMU then upped its lead to 2-0 in the second half when Andrew Gascho found the back of the net off an assist from Zach Polloni at 70:42.

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) played the entire 90 minutes in the goal for the Generals, but did not make a save. Jackson Maust minded the net for EMU (6-5-3, 2-2-2 ), also registering no saves.

The Generals (9-1-1, 4-1) look to rebound from this loss on Saturday when they take on Virginia Wesleyan at 11:00 am at Watt Field in Lexington, Va.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
EMU - Patrick Ressler, Andrew Gascho

ASSISTS
W&L - None
EMU - Zach Polloni

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 2 GA, 0 Saves
Jackson Maust (EMU) - 90:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 6 shots, 4 corner kicks, 0 saves, Yellow Cards (Drew Crowley)
EMU - 8 shots, 5 corner kicks, 0 saves, Yellow Cards (Junior Kamandua, Cory Parsons, Nathan Mishler)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER CONTINUES WINNING WAYS WITH A 2-0 VICTORY OVER GUILFORD (10/7)

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 25th-ranked Washington and Lee men's soccer team stretched its unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over Guilford on Saturday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.

Junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) broke into the scoring column for W&L with an unassisted tally at 23:00 for a 1-0 lead at the half.

The Generals, who are having their best start in program history, found the back of the net again in the second half when junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) scored off an assist from senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) at 61:53.

Junior Jim Tartaglia (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) made two saves in goal for W&L, while Zane Campbell notched nine saves in goal for the Quakers (3-6-1, 0-3 ODAC).

The Generals (9-0-1, 4-0 ODAC) continue their ODAC schedule on Wednesday when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on Eastern Mennonite at 7 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Josh Dodds, Jack Palmer
GC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kyle Garcia
GC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Jim Tartaglia (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 3 Saves
Zane Campbell (GC) - 90:00, 2 GA, 9 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 23 shots, 10 corner kicks, 2 saves, Yellow Cards (John Lindsay)
GC - 7 shots, 0 corner kicks, 9 saves, Yellow Cards (Mike McCaffrey, Neil Meguid)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER BATTLES VMI TO SCORELESS DOUBLE OVERTIME DRAW (10/4)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men' soccer team preserved its unbeaten season by taking Division I Virginia Military Institute to a 0-0 double overtime tie at Patchin Field on Wednesday afternoon.

The Generals (8-0-1, 3-0 ODAC), who are ranked 25th in Division III, battled VMI for 110 minutes but neither team could find the back of the net. Despite coming away with the draw, the 8-0-1 start for the Blue and White is the best in program history.

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) made seven saves in goal for W&L to pick up his fifth shutout of the season. Thomas Upton notched eight saves in goal for the Keydets (2-8-1).

The Generals will return to ODAC action on Saturday when they travel to Greensboro, N.C., to take on the Guilford Quakers at 1:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - None
VMI - None

ASSISTS
W&L - None
VMI - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 110:00, 0 GA, 7 Saves
Thomas Upton (VMI) - 110:00, 0 GA, 8 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 17 shots, 5 corner kick, 7 saves, Yellow Cards (Josh Dodds)
VMI - 17 shots, 5 corner kicks, 9 saves, Yellow Cards (Tony Nweke)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS ROANOKE, 3-1

SALEM, Va. -- Sophomore midfielder John Lindsay (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) scored two goals as the Washington and Lee men's soccer team improved to 8-0 for the first time in school history with a 3-1 ODAC win over Roanoke on Saturday afternoon in Salem, Va.

The game was knotted at 0-0 through the first half and into the second half until a flurry of offensive action ensued with just over 15 minutes to play in regulation. Lindsay scored the first goal of the game at 74:53 to put the Generals up 1-0, but Roanoke quickly responded with a score by E.J. O'Keeffe at 75:49. Lindsay followed with the game-winner less than two minutes later in the 78th minute and senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) iced the game by making good on a penalty kick at 77:56.

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) made two saves in goal for W&L (8-0, 3-0 ODAC), while Austin Rose also registered two saves for the Maroons (2-5-1, 1-1 ODAC).

The Generals look to continue their historic season on Wednesday as they take on Division I Virginia Military Institute at 4 pm at Patchin Field in Lexington, Va.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - John Lindsay (2), Kyle Garcia
RC - E.J. O'Keeffe

ASSISTS
W&L - Rhett McCraw
RC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Austin Rose (RC) - 90:00, 3 GA, 2 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 7 shots, 3 corner kick, 2 saves, Yellow Cards (Fletcher McCraw, Jack Palmer)
RC - 4 shots, 3 corner kicks, 2 saves, Yellow Cards (E.J. O'Keeffe)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER UPSETS NO. 17 MARY WASHINGTON, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team preserved its unbeaten season with a 1-0 upset of No. 17 Mary Washington at Watt Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Both teams entered the game undefeated, but W&L ended up with the victory as junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) scored the lone goal of the contest off a cross from junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) at 7:03.

With the win, the Generals (7-0, 2-0 ODAC) extended their winning streak to seven games, which equals their best start since 2000, and knocked off a ranked opponent for the first time since 2002.

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel), the reigning ODAC Player of the Week, picked up his fourth shutout of the season, registering four saves in the win. Junior goalkeeper Greg Savage (Ellicott City, Md./Ellicott City) made three saves for Mary Washington (7-1).

The Generals look to continue their winning ways as they travel to Salem, Va., to take on the Maroons at 1 pm on Saturday.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Josh Dodds
UMW - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Jack Palmer
UMW - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 4 Saves
Greg Savage (UMW) - 90:00, 1 GA, 3 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 10 shots, 1 corner kick, 4 saves, Yellow Cards (John Lindsay, Scot Pittman)
UMW - 13 shots, 8 corner kicks, 3 saves, Yellow Cards (Michael Johnson, Vincent Kooijman)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER CONTINUES WINNING WAYS WITH VICTORY OVER HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, 4-0

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team stretched its winning streak to six games and remains unbeaten on the season after downing Hampden-Sydney, 4-0, on Saturday morning at Miller Field.

The Generals scored the lone goal in the first half when junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) found the back of the net off an assist from senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) in the 27th minute.

After going into halftime up 1-0, W&L (6-0, 2-0 ODAC) notched three goals in the second half to pull away for the win. Sophomore midfielder Tommy Pignatelli (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) notched a goal at 56:02 and sophomore midfielder John Lindsay (Cockeysville, Md./Loyola Blakefield) also registered a tally at 62:45. Freshman midfielder Drew Crowley (Weston, Mass./Weston) finished the scoring for the Generals in the 70th minute off an assist from senior midfielder Shep Russell (Little Rock, Ark./Central)

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) played the entire contest in the goal for the Generals, notching five saves as he picked up his third shutout of the season. Ben Marchetti played in between the pipes for the Tigers (5-4-1, 1-1 ODAC), racking up nines saves in the loss.

The Generals continue their quest to stay undefeated on Tuesday when they take on non-conference foe Mary Washington at 4pm at Watt Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jack Palmer, Tommy Pignatelli, John Lindsay, Drew Crowley
H-SC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Kyle Garcia, J.D. McDermott, Brett Kearney, Shep Russell
H-SC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 5 Saves
Ben Marchetti (H-SC) - 90:00, 4 GA, 9 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 16 shots, 5 corner kicks, 5 saves, No Cards
H-SC - 10 shots, 4 corner kicks, 9 saves, No Cards


W&L MEN'S SOCCER KEEPS STREAK ALIVE WITH 2-0 WIN OVER BRIDGEWATER

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team used a goal in each half as they upped their unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 victory over Bridgewater in ODAC men's soccer action on Tuesday at Watt Field.

The contest was scoreless until the 39th minute of action when freshman midfielder Drew Crowley (Weston, Mass./Weston) found the back of the net off an assist from senior defender Scot Pittman (Waxhaw, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) to give the Generals a 1-0 lead going into the break.

W&L, who had not beaten Bridgewater since 2001, notched its second score of the match just 61 seconds after Bridgewater's Kevin Milluzzi (Cleveland, Ohio/Columbia) received his second yellow card of the match and was ejected at 49:26. Senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) iced the game with his score at 50:27 off an assist from junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Marr).

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) played the entire game for the Blue and White, picking up his second shutout of the 2006 season and notching four saves. Senior Mitch Hammersley (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) made 10 saves for BC (2-4, 0-1 ODAC) in the loss.

The Generals (5-0, 1-0 ODAC) look to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2000 when they travel to Hampden-Syndey, Va. to take on the Tigers at 11 am.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Drew Crowley, Kyle Garcia
BC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Scot Pittman, Josh Dodds
BC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 4 Saves
Mitch Hammersley (BC) - 90:00, 2 GA, 10 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 16 shots, 9 corner kicks, 4 saves, Cards (Yellow - Kyle Garcia, Whitt Larkin, John Lindsay)
BC - 9 shots, 2 corner kicks, 10 saves, Cards (Yellow - Chris Thomas; Red - Kevin Milluzzi)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER REMAINS UNBEATEN WITH 5-1 WIN OVER MARYMOUNT

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) scored two first-half goals as the Washington and Lee men's soccer team improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2000 with a 5-1 win over Marymount on Saturday evening at Quincy Field.

Palmer started the attack for the Generals with his first score of the evening at the 8:58 mark off an assist from senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster). Palmer notched his second goal of the evening in the 26th minute off an assist from sophomore midfielder Tommy Pignatelli (Chatham, N.J./Chatham). The scoring in the first half was capped off by a strike from senior defender Alex Phillips (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) off an assist from junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Mar) at 28:36 to put W&L up 3-0 at the half.

The Saints struck first in the second half when Daniel Lozano registered a goal at 46:20. However, the Generals counterattacked just 35 seconds later when Dodds scored to up the W&L lead to 4-1. Sophomore midfielder Whitt Larkin (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) extended the margin to 5-1 when he scored off an assist from junior midfielder Travis Short (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) at 84:09 for the final score of the game.

Palmer led W&L with his two tallies, while Dodds notched one goal and one assist.

Juniors Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) and Jim Tartaglia (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) shared time in the goal for W&L (4-0), combining for fives saves in the win. Nick Anderesh made eight saves in the Marymount (2-4) loss.

The Generals continue their 2006 campaign when they open ODAC play against Bridgewater on Tuesday at 4 pm at Watt Field.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jack Palmer (2), Josh Dodds, Whitt Larkin, Alex Phillips
MU - Daniel Lozano

ASSISTS
W&L - Josh Dodds, Kyle Garcia, John Lindsay, Tommy Pignatelli, Travis Short,
BU - Chris Tipton

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 45:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Jim Tartaglia (W&L) - 45:00, 1 GA, 3 Saves
Nick Anderesh (MU) - 90:00, 5 GA, 8 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 22 shots, 6 corner kicks, 5 saves, (Yellow - Scot Pittman)
MU - 8 shots, 4 corner kicks, 8 saves, One card (Yellow - Chris Tipton)


W&L MEN'S SOCCER CRUISES TO 11-0 WIN OVER BLUEFIELD

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior forward Jack Palmer (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) notched a hat trick and sophomore forward Whitt Larkin (Alexandria, Va./Episcopal) registered one goal and three assists as the Washington and Lee men's soccer team rolled to an 11-0 victory over Bluefield on Thursday afternoon at Watt Field.

The Generals opened the scoring in the eighth minute as senior midfielder Rhett McCraw (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) scored off an assist from senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster). W&L then notched three more goals, including one from Palmer, to take a 4-0 advantage over the Rams into halftime.

Junior midfielder Travis Short (Rocky Hill, Conn./Rocky Hill) continued the onslaught for W&L in the second half, notching a goal at the 46:47 mark off an assist from sophomore midfielder Tommy Pignatelli (Chatham, N.J./Chatham). The Generals reeled off six more scores, capped off by Larkin's first goal of the 2006 campaign at 79:52.

Palmer led W&L with three goals, while Larkin finished with five points (1g, 3a). Pignatelli added one goal and two assists as the Generals upped their unbeaten-streak to three games.

In the pipes, junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) started and made two saves for the Blue and White, while junior Jim Tartaglia (Richmond, Va./J.R. Tucker) and sophomore Taylor Williams (Winston-Salem, N.C./Forsyth Day) saw time in the second half. For the Rams, sophomore Phillip Owens (Huntington, W. Va.) played the majority of the contest, making four saves in the loss.

The Generals look to improve to 4-0 for the first time since 2000 when they travel to Arlington, Va., to face Marymount on Saturday at 6 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Jack Palmer (3), Rhett McCraw, Tommy Pignatelli, Whitt Larkin, Jamie Mallinson, Travis Short, Bryce Foster, Shep Russell, Drew Crowley
BC - None

ASSISTS
W&L - Whitt Larkin (3), Kyle Garcia (2), Tommy Pignatelli (2), J.P. Pratt, Drew Crowley
BC - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 45:00, 0 GA, 2 Saves
Jim Tartaglia (W&L) - 30:50, 0 GA, 1 Save
Taylor Williams (W&L) - 14:10, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Phillip Owens (BC) - 77:59, 10 GA, 4 Saves
Brandon Melchor (BC) -12:01, 1 GA, 0 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 24 shots, 9 corner kicks, 3 saves, No Cards
BC - 3 shots, 0 corner kicks, 4 saves, No Cards


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DOWNS CATHOLIC, 2-1

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer team jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and rode that advantage to a 2-1 victory over Catholic University on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C.

The Generals (2-0) got on the board just 5:19 into the contest on an own goal by the Cardinals. W&L senior forward Kyle Garcia (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) took a shot that was inadvertantly kicked into the CUA goal by a Cardinals defender that was attempting to clear the shot. W&L added to its lead at the 17:50 mark, when senior midfielder Rhett McCraw (Greenville, S.C./Christ Church Episcopal) made good on a penalty kick for a 2-0 lead.

Catholic (0-2-1) rebounded with a Matt Brady goal off an assist from Daniel Clifford at the 18:09 mark, but neither team found the net again in the contest.

Junior Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Generals, making two saves. Joe Schettino played the entire contest for the Cardinals, posting seven stops.

W&L looks for its first 3-0 start since the 2003 campaign when it hosts Bluefield College at Watt Field on Wednesday at 4:00 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Own Goal, Rhett McCraw
CUA - Matt Brady

ASSISTS
W&L - None
CUA - Daniel Clifford

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 1 GA, 2 Saves
Joe Schettino (CUA) - 90:00, 2 GA, 7 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 21 shots, 9 corner kicks, 2 saves, YC - John Lindsay
CUA - 6 shots, 0 corner kicks, 7 saves, YC - Joe Schettino, Colin Crawford


W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Junior midfielder Josh Dodds (Marion, Iowa/Linn-Marr) scored the lone goal as the Washington and Lee Generals kicked off their 2006 season with a 1-0 victory over the Southern Virginia Knights on Friday afternoon at Watt Field.

After a scoreless first half, W&L found the back of the net in the 54th minute when Dodds slipped the ball past SVU's goalkeeper Dustin Jensen.

The Generals, who won their 12th-straight home-opener, commanded the offensive tone of the contest as they out-shot the Knights, 22-3, and also held the advantage on corner kicks, 6-0.

Junior goalkeeper Ted Sheedy (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel) picked up his first shutout of the season for W&L (1-0), while Jensen made five saves in the loss for the Knights (1-3).

The Generals return to action on Sunday as they travel to Washington, D.C., to face-off against Catholic at 1 pm.

-- GENERALS --

GOALS
W&L - Josh Dodds
SVU - None

ASSISTS
W&L - None
SVU - None

GOALKEEPERS
Ted Sheedy (W&L) - 90:00, 0 GA, 0 Saves
Dustin Jensen (SVU) - 90:00, 1 GA, 5 Saves

TEAM STATS
W&L - 22 shots, 6 corner kicks, 0 saves, No Cards
SVU - 3 shots, 0 corner kicks, 5 saves, No Cards