Pinkerton's Late Goal Gives Generals a 1-0 Win at Randolph

Pinkerton's Late Goal Gives Generals a 1-0 Win at Randolph

LYNCHBURG, Va. — First-year forward Harry Pinkerton (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) tallied the game's lone goal in the 85th minute to give the Washington and Lee men's soccer team a 1-0 victory at Randolph on Wednesday in ODAC action at WildCat Stadium.

With both teams scoreless through the first 84 minutes of the contest, the Generals (6-2-1, 2-1-0 ODAC) finally broke through with 5:21 left in the contest. Junior defender Jack Miller (Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic) controlled the ball in the offensive zone and made a forwarding pass to Pinkerton.

As Pinkerton was charging toward the goal, the Wildcats' (6-5-0, 1-2-0 ODAC) keeper, sophomore Erick Cortez-Martinez, came off his line, and Pinkerton chipped it over his head for the game-winning tally. It marked the second goal of the season for Pinkerton and the second assist for Miller.

Senior goalkeeper Gillen Beck (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg) played the full 90 minutes for the Blue and White and registered eight saves. His final save came with 1:03 left on the clock in the second half to complete the shutout. Cortez-Martinez stopped six shots, while allowing the one goal in 90 minutes of action. Randolph also had one team save.

The two squads each took 14 shots over the course of the contest, but the WildCats held an advantage in corner kicks, 8-3.

The Generals return to action on Saturday, when they host Roanoke at 3:00 pm.

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