W&L Men's Soccer Falls to Lynchburg, 1-0

W&L Men's Soccer Falls to Lynchburg, 1-0

LEXINGTON, Va. – Lynchburg senior defender Matthew Rowe (Manassas, Va./Osbourn) scored unassisted in the 54th minute to lift Lynchburg College to a 1-0 victory over Washington and Lee in ODAC men's soccer action on Tuesday afternoon at Watt Field.

Rowe received a deflected ball at the top of the box and lined up a kick that sailed in the upper right portion of the goal for a 1-0 lead at the 53:55 mark.

Washington and Lee (3-6-2, 1-5 ODAC) had a chance at the equalizer in the 85th minute as junior midfielder Connor Pierce (Dallas, Texas/Highland Park) found himself unmarked in the left side of the box.  He received a perfect cross and headed the ball towards the right portion of the goal only to be denied by a diving stop by Lynchburg (10-3-1, 7-0) first-year netminder Michael Releford (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg).

The Generals held a 13-12 advantage in shots, while the Hornets claimed a 6-4 advantage on corner kicks.  Senior Will Dorrance (Hershey, Pa./Hershey) played all 90 minutes in goal for W&L, making four saves.  Releford played the duration for LC and posted three stops.

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


LC – Matthew Rowe (Unassisted) – 53:55

W&L – William Dorrance – 90:00, 1 GA, 4 saves
LC – Michael Releford – 90:00, 0 GA, 3 saves

Team Stats
W&L – 13 shots, 4 corner kicks, 4 saves, 12 fouls, 1 offsides
LC – 12 shots, 6 corner kicks, 3 saves, 14 fouls, 3 offsides

YC – Dylan Norvell (W&L) - 72:57
YC – Zach Clarke (W&L) – 88:05
YC – Shane Spanninger (LC) – 88:36