WALTHAM, Mass. – The Washington and Lee men's soccer team improved to 2-0 to start the 2019 season with a 1-0 win over Brandeis to close out the Brandeis Classic.
With the win, the Generals extend their program record for consecutive games without a loss to 17, as they are 15-0-2 during that run dating back to last season. The loss drops the Judges to 1-1 in the early going.
The lone goal of the game came off the foot of junior midfielder Jack Parham (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) in the 32nd minute off a feed from first-year midfielder Samuel Bass (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park).
The Judges had their chances throughout the game, particularly in the second half. They got off 18 total shots in the game, including 12 in the second half, but managed to put just three on goal.
Bass led the Generals' offense with two shots in the game, one on goal, while Parham, sophomore midfielder George Biddle (Del Mar, Calif./Pacific Ridge) and first-year forward Michael Kutsanzira (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)) all shot once.
For the Judges, first-year midfielder Elias Norris and senior defender Alex Walter led the way with four shots for the offense. Senior forward Colin Panarra and senior midfielder Max Breiter both tallied three shots and one on goal.
W&L sophomore goalkeeper Michael Nyc (Kildeer, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) (2-0) made three saves on the night to post his 10th consecutive shutout and ran his program record for consecutive shutout minutes to 1,054:00, the seventh longest stretch in Division III history. Senior goalkeeper Greg Irwin (1-1) made two saves for the Judges.
The Generals will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Johns Hopkins for a 1:00 pm tilt with the Blue Jays.
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