By Gabby Devaud
Elm Staff Writer
The Washington College men’s soccer team tallied a 2-1 Centennial Conference victory over Haverford last Wednesday night. Senior forward Jordan Haas scored both goals with two assists from freshman midfielder Matt Wilfong. The Shoremen have now beaten the Fords in four of the last five meetings between the two teams.
The Shoremen held a 6-4 advantage in shots in the first half and remained scoreless into the second half. The Shoremen got on the board soon after the start of the second half at 55:58. Wilfong found Haas inside the box, who scored the first goal of the game. Haverford evened the score at 1-1, but Haas scored the game-winner at 79:41. He received a through-ball from Wilfong and fired a shot from 15 yards out that went off the top of the Haverford goalkeeper’s hands and into the net.
Senior goalkeeper Chris Phipps made five saves in the win for Washington.
The Shoremen played to a 1-1 double-overtime tie with visiting Ursinus College last Saturday afternoon for their second Centennial Conference game of the week. Junior midfielder Tim Marcin assisted on the goal by Jordan Haas.
After a scoreless first half, the Shoremen held an 11-5 advantage in shots. In the second half, the Shoremen had three great chances on goal, but they were not able to score on any of them. Sophomore midfielder Josh Goheen barely missed on a one-on-one with the goalkeeper in the 50th minute, Jordan Haas hit the post in the 52nd minute, and junior defender Justin Geho hit the post in the 54th minute. When Ursinus converted a penalty kick to put the Bears on the board at 56:42, the Shoremen evened the score at 79:32. Marcin sent a pass ahead to Haas, who shot it from outside the box, past the goalkeeper, and into the goal.
In the first overtime, the Shoremen got off two shots and recorded the last shot of the period as Matt Wilfong had a shot stopped in the 99th minute. Marcin had one of the only two shots in the second overtime, but it was also blocked.
The Shoremen held a 30-15 advantage in shots in the game. Senior goalkeeper Chris Phipps made seven saves in the tie for WC.
The Shoremen play this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. versus Muhlenburg in a Centennial Conference soccer match at home. Geho hopes that his team’s confidence will continue into their long stretch of conference games. “We are playing really well right now, we just need to keep connecting and putting goals in the back of the net.”