NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Matt Boettcher's header off an assist from Oscar Gomez-Romero at the 61:10 mark gave Christopher Newport a 1-0 win over Washington and Lee in the NCAA South Region Men's Soccer Final.
The Generals outshot CNU, 12-11, but couldn't find the net for the first time all season. Sophomore goalkeeper Tim Foley (Darnestown, Md./Georgetown Prep) recorded six saves in goal for W&L, while Martin Zelada posted six saves in net for the Captains.
Washington and Lee ends its season with a school-record 19 victories against just two losses. Christopher Newport (18-2-1) will face Wisconsin-Oshkosh, winners of the NCAA Central Regional.
SCORING GOALS W&L - None CNU - Matt Boettcher ASSISTS W&L - None CNU - Oscar Gomez-Romero GOALTENDING Player (School) Minutes GA Saves Shots W/L/T Tim Foley (W&L) 90 1 6 7 L Martin Zelada (CNU) 90 0 6 6 W W&L CNU 12 Shots 11 4 Corner Kicks 4 0 Penalty Kicks 0 6 Saves 6 17 Fouls 21 1 Cards 1
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Washington & Lee built a 3-0 lead and then held on for a 4-1 win over Frostburg St. in the first game of the NCAA South Region semifinals at Christopher Newport Saturday night.
The Generals scored first on an unassisted goal by senior back Ryan Nelson (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) in the 19th minute and added another goal by junior midfielder David Kodack (Branchburg, N.J./Somerville) less than two minutes later. That was assisted by sophomore forward Brad Murphy (Mantoloking, N.J./Christian Brothers).
In the second half junior forward Andrew Grimes (Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay) scored in the 51st minute with an assist going to senior midfielder Jon Wilson (Newport News, Va./Hampton Roads). Frostburg (16-5) then narrowed the margin to 3-1 when Adam Fletcher converted a pass from Gary Lasko, but the Bobcats gave the Generals an own goal in the 70th minute to wrap up the scoring.
W&L Goalkeeper Tim Foley made five saves as the Generals outshot Frostburg, 14-10.
The win improves Washington & Lee to 19-1. It will play Christopher Newport in the NCAA South Region finals on Sunday at 8:00 pm.
SCORING GOALS W&L - Andrew Grimes (2), Ryan Nelson (1), David Kodack (1) FSU - Adam Fletcher ASSISTS W&L - Brad Murphy (1), Jon WIlson (1) FSU - Gary Lasko (1) GOALTENDING Player (School) Minutes GA Saves Shots W/L/T Tim Foley (W&L) 90 1 5 6 W Mike Pregnall (FSU) 70 3 5 7 L Jason Lawrence (FSU) 20 1 0 1 -- W&L FSU 14 Shots 10 6 Corner Kicks 3 0 Penalty Kicks 0 5 Saves 5 4 Fouls 7 2 Cards 1
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