SYDNEY ELIMINATES W&L FROM ODAC TOURNEY IN 2-1 2OT HEARTBREAKER (11/3)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Fifth-seeded Hampden-Sydney ended fourth-seeded Washington and Lee's men's soccer season on Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Generals, 2-1, in double overtime in the quarterfinal round of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament.

The winning goal was scored by H-SC's freshman back Josh Dickens (Raleigh, N.C./ Leesville) off a corner kick with only 2:59 remaining in the second overtime.

The Generals took the lead 23:05 into the game when senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./ Walton) scored on a header off a corner kick, his 12th goal of the season.

W&L held the 1-0 lead until 5:24 remained in regulation, when Sydney's sophomore back Trip Jendron (Columbia, S.C./ Spring Valley) scored to knot the game at 1-1 and eventually send the game into double overtime.

Hampden-Sydney will face the No. 1 seed Virginia Wesleyan in the semifinal round on Friday afternoon in Norfolk, Va.

 

W&L DROPS FIRST GAME IN LAST 11; FALLS 2-1 IN OT AT SALISBURY (10/31)

Washington and Lee's men's soccer team lost its first game in its last 11 on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision at Salisbury State.

Freshman midfielder Paul Wallace (Roanoke, Va./ Patrick Henry) put the Generals ahead 31:34 into the game. The game was held scoreless until 14:04 remained, when Salisbury State's Paul Kelly scored an unassisted goal to tie the contest. Salisbury State won the game with only four seconds remaining in the sudden-death overtime, when Steve Ritchie scored on a pass from Darren LaRocque.

W&L sophomore goalkeeper Jordan Ginsburg (Jackson, Mich/ Jackson) collected seven saves in his second career start.

The Generals are ranked No. 6 in the south region this week, while Salisbury State is ranked No. 5.

Washington and Lee will host a first round Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament game on Tuesday afternoon against Hampden-Sydney.

 

GENERALS AND MAROONS PLAY TO 0-0 TIE (10/28)

SALEM, Va.--One hundred and twenty minutes of soccer wasn't enough to settle an ODAC men's soccer match between Roanoke College and Washington & Lee University on Wednesday afternoon. The arch-rivals played through regulation and two sudden-death overtim es without scoring a goal.

It was a wild match that was interrupted three minutes into the first half, when the sprinkler system came on. After the brief "rain" delay, the game clock stopped several more times for injuries and 10 yellow cards as the game finished well after sundow n (5:26 p.m.).

Roanoke outshot W&L 19-11 and had two goals waved off due to fouls.

Sophomore Jordan Ginsburg (Jackson, Mich/Jackson) came up huge for the Generals (10-2-3, 5-2-2) making nine saves, including three in overtime, in relief of senior E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) who was yellow carded twice in the first 37 minutes of play.

Now finished with its ODAC slate, W&L plays at Salisbury State on October 31, before taking part in the first round of the ODAC Tournament on November 3. The Generals' opponent is yet to be determined.

 

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GENERALS BECOME FIRST W&L TEAM TO GO THROUGH NINE WITHOUT A LOSS WITH 1-0 WIN VS. RANDY MAC (10/24)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team broke a school record on Saturday afternoon when they played their ninth consecutive game without a loss by defeating confernece-rival Randolph-Macon, 1-0 at Liberty Hall Fields. The Generals are 8-0-1 in the nine-game span.

W&L's junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./ Pittsford Sutherland) scored the only goal of the game at the 65:59 mark, when he followed two W&L shots that were saved by R-MC goalkeeper Michael Matson (Neptune, N.J./ Neptune) with a shot of his own that went in the net.

W&L goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) collected five big saves on nine R-MC shots for his seventh shutout of the season and sixth in the last seven games.

The victory marks the third consecutive season that W&L has registered double figures in the win column. This is the first time in W&L history that such an occasion has occured.

The Generals will look to extend their streak when they visit arch-rival Roanoke on Wednesday afternoon. Kick-off will be at 3:00.

 

W&L FINISHES OFF FERRUM TO GO 7-0-1 IN LAST EIGHT (10/20)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team tied a school record on Tuesday afternoon when they played their eighth consecutive game without a loss by defeating Ferrum College, 3-0 at Liberty Hall Fields. The Generals are 7-0-1 in the eight-game span.

After a scoreless first half, junior midfielder Scott LeTourneau (Mooresville, N.C./ Providence Day) put the Generals on top, just 31 seconds into the second half with his first goal of the season. Junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./ Pittsford Sutherland) scored his eighth goal the season at the 54:34 mark to give the Generals a 2-0 lead. Sophomore midfielder Scott Lofranco (Roanoke, Va./ North Cross) finished off the General scoring when he put in his fourth goal of the season on a header off of freshman Paul Wallace's (Roanoke, Va./ Patrick Henry) corner kick.

Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) collected his sixth shutout of the season.

The Generals will try to break the school record for consecutive games played without a loss when they face Old Dominion Athletic Conference-rival Randolph-Macon on Saturday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields. Kick-off will be at 3:00.

 

GENERALS FIGHT BACK TO TIE VMI, 2-2 (10/17)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team fought back from two deficits on Saturday afternoon to tie Division I opponent and cross-town rival VMI, 2-2. The Generals have now played seven games in a row without a loss.

After a scoreless first half, the Keydets got on the board first when Jason Seagal scored just 59 seconds in the first half. The goal was the first given up by senior W&L goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) in five games. The Generals retaliated when senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./ Walton) scored at the 53:36 mark. VMI's Kenny Sykes put the Keydets up again at the 64:39 mark, giving VMI a 2-1 lead. However, W&L's senior forward Jon Wright (Middlebury, Conn./ Taft) tied the game again with just 7:16 remaining. The two squads played two scoreless overtime periods as the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

The Generals will face another non-conference opponent, Ferrum College on Tuesday at Liberty Hall Fields. Kick-off will be at 4:00.

 

W&L BEATS DENISON 1-0 IN RECORD SETTING FASHION (10/15)

GRANVILLE, Ohio -- The Washington and Lee men's soccer won its sixth-straight game on Thursday evening by defeating Denison University, 1-0. The Generals have now tied the school record for consecutive wins.

The Generals (8-2-1) scored the game's only goal at the 57:59 mark when junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) scored off a rebound from a shot by senior Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./Walton) that hit the post.

Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) posted three saves in goal for the Generals, notching his fourth-straight shutout and the 13th of his career, a new school record.

With the loss, Denison fell to 5-8 on the season.

W&L will look to break the school record for consecutive victories when they face neighboring Virginia Military Institute on Saturday, October 17 at 1:00 pm. The game was originally scheduled to take place at Brewbaker field but has been moved to VMI's soccer facility.

 

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W&L GROUNDS THE EAGLES WITH FIFTH STRAIGHT WIN, 5-0 (10/13)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill) tied a Washington and Lee career mark on Tuesday afternoon by collecting his twelfth career shutout, as the W&L men's soccer team defeated Bridgewater, 5-0.

Senior Sam Chase (Marrieta, Ga./ Walton) scored his 49th and 50th goals of his career, in which he already tops the W&L all-time lists in goals and total points. Chase's first goal put the Generals ahead at the 20:12 mark. Eleven minutes later, Chase's classmate, Mikel Parker (Marrieta, Ga./ Walton) scored his second goal of the season to give the Generals a 2-0 lead that they would take to halftime.

Freshman Matt Wilson (Manassas, Va./ Osbourn) scored his third goal of the season at the 56:41 mark to give the Generals a 3-0 lead. Chase then scored the 50th goal of his career at the 68:40 mark. The scoring was then finished off by junior Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./ Pittsford Sutherland) at the 73:35 mark with his sixth goal of the season. The Generals have now won five games in a row. They will attempt to tie the longest win streak in W&L history when they play at Denison University on Thursday night at 7:00.

 

GENERALS HAND SYDNEY FIRST ODAC LOSS WITH 1-0 VICTORY (10/10)

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Senior forward Sam Chase scored the only goal that Washington and Lee's men's soccer team (6-2-1, 4-1-1) needed, as it defeated Hampden-Sydney 1-0, handing the Tigers (11-3-1, 4-1-1 ODAC) their first Old Dominion Athletic Conference loss of the year.

Chase's goal came at the 68th minute and was unassisted. Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy had seven saves in goal, collecting his third shutout of the season. His next shutout will tie him for the most shutouts in a career at W&L.

The Generals will play for their fifth consecutive win on Tuesday afternoon, when they host Bridgewater College at Liberty Hall Fields. Kick-off will be at 4:00.

 

W&L SHUTS OUT LYNCHBURG FOR THIRD WIN IN A ROW (10/7)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team outshot Lynchburg on Wednesday afternoon, 25-4 on its way to a 5-0 victory, its third in a row. Sophomore back Ryan Nelson (Bel Air, Md./ C. Milton Wright) put the Generals ahead early, scoring the first goal of his career at the 2:26 mark. Sophomore midfielder Scott Lofranco (Roanoke, Va./ North Cross) then put his name in the scoring column twice, scoring two goals in less than three minutes. He scored on a pass from freshman midfielder Paul Wallace (Roanoke,Va./ Patrick Henry) at 33:50 and again unassisted at the 36:42 mark. In the second half, the Generals benefited from the first two goals of Wallace's career. He scored at the 70:30 and 79:25 marks respectively to put the game away for the Generals. Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy recorded four saves in his second shutout of the season. The Generals will take their three-game winning streak to Farmville, Va. on Saturday for a match-up at Hampden-Sydney. Kick-off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.


CHASE BEATS BEES IN OVERTIME, 4-3 (10/4)>

LEXINGTON, VA -- Senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./ Walton) scored his second goal of the game 1:13 into overtime to give the Washington and Lee men's soccer team a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory over Savannah College of Art and Design on Sunday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields. After a scoreless first half, the Generals got on the board first with a goal from senior forward Jon Wright (Middlebury, Conn./ Taft) at the 51:50 mark. Fifty-seven seconds later junior midfielder Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y./ Pittsford Sutherland) scored his fourth goal of the season to put the Generals ahead, 2-0. The Bees quickly tied the game by scoring two goals in a span of 1:14 on unassisted goals by Marten Magnusson (Bromma, Sweden) and Alan Huijsmans (Mexico City, Mexico) at 82:39 and 83:53. The Generals then regained the lead at the 85:43 mark as Chase scored his first goal of the game. However, the Bees tied the game once again 19 seconds later on a goal by James Stokeld (Lowestoft, England). Chase then gave the Generals the victory with his overtime goal from 30 yards out. The Generals return to action when they host conference rival Lynchburg on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00.


GENERALS ROLL OVER GUILFORD, 5-1 (10/3)

LEXINGTON, VA -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team nothced its first Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory of the season by defeating Guilford, 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at Liberty Hall Fields.

Senior Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga.) went over the 100-point mark for his career by scoring the first goal of the game 5:24 into the contest to give the Generals a 1-0 lead. The Quakers retaliated when senior Owen Finberg (Margaretville, N.Y./ Margaretville) tied the game at the 11:30 mark. Junior Jamie Parker (Pittsford, N.Y.) gave the Generals the lead back for good at the 18:34 mark. Senior back Mikel Parker (Marietta, Ga./ Walton) scored the first goal of his storied career at W&L to give the Generals a 4-1 lead that they would take into halftime. Freshman Matt Wilson (Manassas, Va./ Osbourn) scored his first two goals of his career to give the Generals their third and fifth goals, respectively. The Generals outshot Guilford, 18-4.

W&L goes back to work tomorrow when they host Savannah Art & Design (4-3-1) at Liberty Hall Fields. Kick-off will be at Noon. SCAD defeated Methodist on Saturday, 3-2 in overtime.

 

EASTERN MENNONITE DOWNS W&L 2-1 (9/30)

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Eastern Mennonite's Jon Moyer scored the game-winning goal on a blast from just inside the penalty area at the 68:26 mark to help lead the Royals past Washington and Lee, 2-1, in ODAC men's soccer action.

After playing through a scoreless opening half, EMU (5-3-1, 2-0-1 ODAC) opened the scoring with 65:51 elapsed when Jamie Miller took a pass from Aaron Buckwalter and deposited the ball in the net for a 1-0 lead. Just minutes later, Moyer scored his goal on an assist from Cedric Steiner to give the Royals a lead they would not relinquish.

W&L (2-2-1, 0-2-1 ODAC) scored its only tally of the game when senior forward Jon Wright (Middlebury, Conn./Taft) scored an unassisted goal with 85:42 gone- by.

Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) posted one save in goal for the Generals. Joe El-Attar made three stops in goal for the Royals.

EMU outshot W&L 10-9 in the contest, with both teams taking three corner kicks.

W&L will be in action again on October 3 when it hosts Guilford in an ODAC match slated for an 11:30 am start.


W&L POUNDS ON GOUCHER, 5-1 IN HIGHEST SCORING OUTPUT OF SEASON

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Washington and Lee's men's soccer team improved to 2-1-1 in 1998 with a 5-1 win at Goucher on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Sam Chase opened the scoring up 1:28 into the game and scored W&L's final goal at the 51:50 mark. Junior midfielder scored two goals and added an assist for a five point performance to give W&L a 3-0 lead. The fourth goal was scored by Scott Lofranco, his first of the year at the 39:00 mark to give the Generals a 4-0 lead.

The Generals fended off 9 Gophers shots, allowing only one goal today and only one in the last 210 minutes.

W&L will look for its first conference win on Wednesday afternoon when they face Eastern Mennonite in Harrisonburg. The game begins at 4:00.


W&L AND EMORY & HENRY PLAY TO 0-0 TIE IN MEN'S SOCCER (9/24)

EMORY, Va. -- The Washington and Lee and Emory & Henry men's soccer teams played 120 minutes of soccer on Thursday afternoon and could not determine a winner as the game ended in a 0-0 tie after two overtimes. It was the first time a W&L game ended in a tie since the 1994 season.

The Generals (1-1-1, 0-1-1) outshot E&H 19-10 in the contest and had two very good scoring opportunities in the final five seconds of the second overtime, but both shots were denied by the E&H (1-5-1, 0-3-1) net minder preserving the deadlock.

Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) posted four saves in goal for the Generals.

W&L will next be in action when it travels to Goucher College on Sept. 26 for a 1:00 pm contest.

 

MEN'S SOCCER SHUTOUT BY NO. 18 VA. WESLEYAN, 3-0 (9/19)

LEXINGTON, VA -- No. 18 Virginia Wesleyan continued its perfect season on Saturday afternoon as they shutout previously unbeaten Washington and Lee at Liberty Hall Fields. The game was scoreless until 4:01 remained in the first half, when VWC's junior forward Daniel McVey took a pass from junior midfielder Scott Wheatley to give the Blue Marlins a 1-0 lead at halftime.

Sophomore forward Vincent Sciullo and sophomore forward Justin Hauck scored in the second half to put the game away for the Blue Marlins in the second half, en route to the 3-0 victory.

W&L senior forward Sam Chase was honored before the game on Saturday as athletic director Mike Walsh presented him the game ball from last week's game vs. Catholic in which Chase became the all-time leading goal scorer at W&L. Chase in turn presented the ball to his parents, Sam and Nancy Chase.

The Generals will attempt to get back on the winning track as they travel to Emory Va. to face Emory and Henry on Thursday afternoon. Kick-off will be at 4:30.

 

W&L MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CATHOLIC 4-1 (9/12)

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Senior forward Sam Chase (Marietta, Ga./Walton) became Washington and Lee's all-time leading goal scorer on Saturday afternoon as the Generals opened up the season with a 4-1 victory ove Catholic at Liberty Hall Fields.

Senior goalkeeper E.J. Murphy (Glenside, Pa./ Chestnut Hill Academy) collected six saves in goal for W&L.

The Generals will open their Old Dominion Athletic Conference season next Saturday afternoon when they face Virginia Wesleyan at Liberty Hall Fields. The game will begin at 12:00 Noon.

Washington and Lee will resume its schedule on Saturday, September 19, when it travels to Greensboro, N.C. to face Guilford College.

 

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