Men’s Soccer Falls to Washington and Lee, 1-0
LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee's Parker Wolfinger scored just 20 seconds into regulation and it was all the Generals would need as the Bridgewater Eagles men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 affair on the road in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Quarterfinal round on Saturday afternoon.
The Generals took the opening kick and stormed right down the field and Wolfinger put a shot by Bridgewater netminder T.J. Martin to put Washington and Lee up by a 1-0 tally early in the first minute.
Washington and Lee controlled play early with six shots in the first 20 minutes but Martin was up to the task each time, holding the Generals advantage at a single goal.
Senior Ryan Tavernaris opened up a two-shot run from the Eagles as Bridgewater tried to net the equalizer, but Washington and Lee goaltender Albert Civitarese turned away Tavernaris' look at the net and also stopped a header from Sawyer Janes to keep the game at a 1-0 Washington and Lee advantage.
Bridgewater had another look at the net late In the first half, but Tavernaris' header sailed wide to keep the contest at a 1-0 score at the intermission.
After 45 minutes of action, Washington and Lee held an 11-to-3 shots advantage and a 3-0 advantage in set pieces.
Out of the intermission, Bridgewater put together an offensive run. At the 50:08 mark of the contest, Kevin Gorman's shot sailed wide, before teammate Derek Newsome's shot also went wide of the mark as Bridgewater looked to net the equalizer early in the second frame.
Hosler stuck a header on frame in the 62nd minute, before freshman Adam Weisenborn also pushed a header on goal, but Civitarese was up to the task turning away both shots to keep the game at a 1-0 Washington and Lee advantage which is how things would end.
Bridgewater outshot Washington and Lee by a 6-to-4 tally in the second half.
Tavernaris paced the Eagles' offensive attack with three shots on the afternoon, while Martin was solid in goal making three saves in the loss.
Wolfinger's one goal proved to be enough for the Generals as they tallied 13 shots on the day. Civitarese was stellar, making four saves to earn the win.
Bridgewater finishes the 2012 season with a 10-8 overall record.