Shoremen Pick Up First Win Over Ranked Team in 11 Years in 3-0 Blanking of #15 Eagles

Shoremen Pick Up First Win Over Ranked Team in 11 Years in 3-0 Blanking of #15 Eagles

James Strine with a Goal and Two Assists to Spark Shoremen Charge as He Factored into All Three WC Scores

ST. DAVID'S, Pa. – The Washington College men's soccer team used a pair of first goals in a span of just over a minute to pick up its first win over a ranked team since 2008 in a 3-0 road victory over host #15 Eastern in a non-conference men's soccer match at Olson Field on Saturday afternoon.  The Shoremen improve to 3-1-0 overall, while the Eagles drop to 2-2-0.

Washington College 3 #15 Eastern 0

How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored twice in a 1:09 span of the first half to take a 2-0 lead.  James Strine found Greg Adams and Adams netted what proved to be the game-winning tally at the 16:41 mark and just over a minute later Eric Gwadz made it a two-goal cushion as he finished off a double assists from James Strine and Kyle Gaeffke.
- The Shoremen took a 2-0 lead into halftime and held a 6-3 shot advantage.
- James Strine would also factor in the third goal in the 57th minute as this time he was on the receiving end of an Adams pass and produced his fourth goal of the season to round out the scoring.
- Eastern's last chance to score came in the 74th minute, but Jake Sankey's shot was turned away by Gavin Campbell.

For The Shoremen (3-1-0)
- Scoring: James Strine (one goal and two assists), Adams (goal and assist), Gwadz (goal), Gaeffke (assist)
- Goalkeeper: Campbell (3 saves, 0 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Washington had 15 shots and seven corner kicks in the contest.

For #15 Eastern (2-2-0)
- Scoring: None
- Goalkeeper: Anthony Hitchcock (3 saves, 3 goals allowed, 90:00)
- Cardinals took seven shots and registered one corner kick in the match.

Notes
- Washington's last win over a ranked team came on Halloween night in 2008 when the Shoremen stunned #10 Johns Hopkins in overtime, 1-0, on a Brian Schultz '09 score in Baltimore.
- The Shoremen did tie #6 Franklin & Marshall, 1-1, on September 24, 2016 in Lancaster, Pa.

Up Next
9/11 v. Goucher – 4:00 p.m. (Non-Conference Match)
- The Shoremen downed the Gophers, 5-2, last fall in Chestertown.