The Roanoke College men’s soccer team opened ODAC tournament play Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Washington & Lee in Lexington.
The Maroons were the seventh seed while W&L was the second seed. Hampden-Sydney is the top seed in the tournament. Semifinals are scheduled for Friday and the ODAC championship is Sunday, both at the highest remaining seed for each match.
Roanoke’s only goal came from Chris Jerrild just 6:57 into the match. Zach Behe had six saves in the cage for the shutout as the Maroons advanced to Friday’s semifinal round against either third seeded Randolph-Macon or sixth seeded Guilford. The Maroons will be on the road either way.
Roanoke is now 3-1-3. In their regular season finale they pounded the Wasps at Emory & Henry last Saturday, 8-0. Roanoke got two goals each from Liam Camilleri and Nathan Carey and one each from Michael Chang, Gabriel Hendi, Alec Taitague and Till Schumacher. Behe got the start and played the first half in net, recording one save, before giving way to Christian Mercadante for the second 45 minutes as the two combined on the shutout.