Generals claim thrilling 1-0 win over Mary Washington in double overtime

Seth Chapman

BALTIMORE – The Washington and Lee men's soccer team toughed out a 1-0 double-overtime win over Mary Washington on Sunday afternoon to close out the Blue Jay Invitational.

The lone goal of the game came off the foot of first-year forward Michael Kutsanzira (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)), who buried the rebound off his saved penalty-kick shot in the 104th minute of the game to get the win.

The Generals (3-1) had a firm grip on the game, outshooting Mary Washington (3-1) in all four periods, including a 13-3 shot advantage from the second half through the end of the game.

Kutsanzira led the Generals with a game-high seven shots and put three attempts on goal. Junior forward Harry Pinkerton (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett) and first-year midfielder Samuel Bass (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) both came in next with three shots apiece.

First-year forward Kris Schulte led the Mary Washington offense with two shots, one on goal, with six other Eagles getting off one shot each and combining for three shots on target.

Generals' sophomore goalkeeper Michael Nyc (Kildeer, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) (3-1) bounced back with a four-save shutout in playing all 103:32 in net. For the Eagles, junior keeper Ken Kurtz (3-1) also played the full 103:32 and made four saves.

The Generals shooting advantage finished at 19-8 for the game. Both sides were nearly even in earning corner kicks, with W&L edging the Eagles, 6-5.

W&L will return to action on Friday for their first home game of the 2019 season, a 3:00 pm start against Emory.

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