Shoremen Post Win Over Top-Ten Opponent For First Time In 11 Years
CHESTERTOWN, Md. — James Strine (Hockessin, Del. / Salesianum School) scored 26 seconds into the game and also picked up an assist as host Washington College upset tenth-ranked Catholic University 2-0 in a non-conference men's soccer game played tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The win was the first for Washington over a top-ten team since posting a 1-0 win over #10 Johns Hopkins on Halloween night in 2008.
Washington College 2, #10 Catholic 0
How It Happened
- The Shoremen got on the board just 26 seconds into the game when Strine took an assist from Cole Gifford and stuck a shot into the lower corner to the left of a diving Jack Long.
- Strine had a chance to put Washington ahead 2-0, but his shot was saved and then bounced off the post to the right of Long. Strine had another chance to score in the 39th minute, but his shot beat the goalkeeper but bounced off the bottom of the crossbar.
- The Shoremen pushed the lead to 2-0 with 3:40 to go in the half when the Cardinals turned the ball over and Strine fed Remy Kriz a pass through three defenders at the top of the 18 yard box and he scored from 15 yards out.
- Darius Siahpoosh took the first shot on goal of the game for the Cardinals in the 48th minute, but it was saved by Shoremen goalkeeper Austin Heid. Bradley Pierro put a shot on goal in the 52nd minute that was also stopped by Heid. Those were the only two shots on goal that Catholic managed all night.
- Washington put three shots on goal in the second half, the last coming from Aidan Chadam with 2:26 to go which was saved by Long.
For the Shoremen (7-5-1)
- Scorers: Strine (one goal, one assist), Kriz (one goal), Gifford (one assist).
- Goalkeeper: Heid (two saves, zero goals allowed, 90:00).
- The Shoremen held a slim 14-13 advantage in shots in the win.
For #10 Catholic (12-2-1)
- Scorers: None.
- Goalkeeper: Long (five saves, two goals allowed, 90:00).
- Catholic took all five corner kicks in the game.
- Strine was named the Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player Of The Game on the webcast of the game for the sixth time in his career. Strine, who leads the Centennial Conference in assists with 11, has factored into 17 of the 27 goals scored by the Shoremen this year.
- This is the second time Washington has defeated a nationally ranked team this season, following their 3-0 win over #15 Eastern on September 7th.
- The win tonight marks just the second shutout of the season for the Shoremen, both of which have come in their wins against nationally ranked opponents.
- Catholic is coached by Travis Beauchamp, a 1999 graduate of Washington College and a member of the Washington College Athletics Hall of Fame, Class Of 2013. He played both soccer and baseball for the Shoremen and was an All-Centennial Conference selection in both sports.
Up Next for the Shoremen
10/19 v. Haverford - 4:00 p.m. (Centennial Conference game).