Shoremen Earn First Conference Point against Dips

By Gabrielle Devaud

Elm Staff Writer

The Shoremen matched their win total from of last season with their win against Widener last Wednesday night. Freshman Sam Wild scored both of Washington College’s goals, leading his team to a 2-1 victory, in a non-conference home game.

The Shoremen (3-4) scored first when senior midfielder Gavin Rayburn sent a corner kick into the box that Wild played off his chest and into the goal. Wild scored again in the second half to give WC a 2-0 lead, with a shot into the lower-left hand side of the goal. Widener got on the board at 80:54, and nearly tied up the game but WC sophomore Tim Marcin raced downfield to play a ball off the line and save the win for the Shoremen.

Junior Chris Phipps had 13 saves in the game and helped the Shoremen come away with the win.

The Shoremen had a Centennial Conference game on Saturday at Franklin & Marshall, which ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie. The Diplomats had beaten the Shoremen six straight times before Saturday’s game.

In the first half, the Shoremen (3-4-1, 0-1-1) had a 6-3 edge in corner kicks. The second half saw F&M take six shots to WC’s two. The final shot came from WC sophomore Justin Geho with 54 seconds left in the second overtime, but was saved by the F&M goalkeeper.

Phipps made eight saves for the Shoremen to ensure the tie, helping him earn “Shoreman of the Week” honors by WC Sports Information. Phipps made 21 saves and allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of soccer in the Shoremen’s two games this week.

The Shoremen return to conference action again on October 2 at home versus McDaniel College at 2:00.

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