No. 1 Generals’ win streak hits nine after 5-1 victory at Ferrum – generalssports.com

FERRUM, Va. – The top-ranked Washington and Lee men’s soccer team extended its winning streak to nine games with a 5-1 win over Ferrum on Wednesday evening in ODAC play

 

The Generals (9-0-1, 3-0-0 ODAC) improve to 9-0-1 overall and 3-0-0 in ODAC play, while the nine straight victories put them in a tie with the 2015, 2016 and 2018 teams for the second-longest winning streak in program history. The Panthers fall to 2-7 overall and 1-1 in league play with the loss.

 

Junior midfielder Samuel Bass (Charlotte, N.C./Myers Park) opened the scoring with his first of two goals on the night in the 15th minute, with an assist from sophomore forward Adrian Zimmerman (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic). In the 29th minute, senior midfielder Connor Wharton (Littleton, Colo./Colorado Academy) doubled the W&L lead to 2-0 with a penalty-kick goal.

 

The Panthers scored their goal in the 52nd minute to cut into the Generals’ lead, as first-year forward Nicholas Berruti scored off an assist from junior defender Leo Galpin. But the Generals’ offense began to click in the 62nd minute when Bass scored again, followed by goals from first-year midfielder Weyimi Agbeyegbe (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster) in the 76th minute and junior midfielder Victor Ndhlovu (Lusaka, Zambia/Trident College) in the 82nd minute.

 

Bass logged his third career multi-goal game, and he now has a single-season career high seven goals through just 10 games. Agbeyegbe’s goal was his third this season, while Wharton netted his second. Junior midfielder Michael Kutsanzira (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe/Putnam Science Academy (Conn.)), tallied his team- and ODAC-leading seventh assist of the season, and he is also tied for 14th in Division III in that category. Additionally, Kutsanzira’s seven assists leave him just one away from entering the program’s Top 5 list for single-season assists.

 

Zimmerman finished the contest with three shots, and his assist on Bass’s first goal was his third helper of the season. Junior goalkeeper Rye McMillen (Fairfax, Va./The Heights School) (2-0) earned his second win of the season, covering all 90 minutes in goal for the Generals.

 

Berruti’s goal came on the team’s lone shot of the night, while junior goalkeeper William Winters (1-4) took the loss after he made four saves in 90 minutes of action.

 

W&L finished the night with a 23-1 shot advantage and held a 16-1 edge in corner kicks. The 16 corner kicks earned were the most for the team since October 21, 2017, when the Generals took 16 in an 8-0 win over Guilford.

 

The Generals will return to the pitch on Saturday when they travel to Hampden-Sydney for a 1:00 pm contest against the Tigers.