Mansfield and Strine Score for Washington
CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Host Washington College scored a goal in each half to pick up its first Centennial Conference win of the year in a 2-0 victory over visiting Ursinus in men's soccer action at Kibler Field at Roy Kirby Jr. Stadium on Saturday evening. The Shoremen improve to 4-3-1 and 1-1-0 in the conference, while the Bears fall to 0-5-2 and 0-2-0 respectively.
Washington College 2 Ursinus 0
How It Happened
- The Shoremen nearly got on the board in the 23rd minute as a shot by Greg Adams was turned away by Brandon Lillian. On the rebound, a Bears' defender nearly knocked it into his own net as he tried to clear it, but the ball hit the post before Lillian grabbed the ball to keep the match scoreless.
- Washington did get onto the board seven minutes later that began off of a throw-in. On a loose ball in the box, Aidan Chadam was able to pass the ball to Liam Mansfield and Mansfield booted the ball into the goal from the top of the six at the 29:38 mark.
- In the second half, Washington picked up its insurance goal with 31:20 left in the contest as James Strine scored directly off of his corner kick as his kick went off the fingertips of Lillian. The Shoremen got the corner kick when Lillian saved a breakaway shot from Adams out of bounds.
- Ursinus' lone shot on target came with 8:52 left on a shot by Connor Howse, but Washington goalkeeper Josh Samuels made the save to preserve the shutout.
For The Shoremen (4-3-1, 1-1-0 CC)
- Scoring: Mansfield (goal), Strine (goal), Chadam (assist)
- Goalkeeper: Samuels (1 save, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Washington had 14 shots and four corner kicks in the contest.
For Ursinus (0-5-2, 0-2-0 CC)
- Scoring: None
- Goalkeeper: Lillian (3 saves, 2 goals, 90:00)
- Bears took five shots and registered zero corner kicks in the match.
- Strine was named Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game.
- Chadam chalked up his first career assist on the Mansfield goal.
- Washington has now won four straight over Ursinus.
9/26 @ Johns Hopkins – 4:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference Match)