#21 Mules Hold Off Shoremen, 1-0

#21 Mules Hold Off Shoremen, 1-0

Phipps Makes Eight Saves in Loss 

CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Twenty-first ranked Muhlenberg College got a goal in the 19th minute and held on for a 1-0 Centennial Conference men's soccer win over host Washington College this afternoon on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Mules improved to 7-2-1 overall and 3-2 in conference play with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 3-6-2 and 1-3-1 with the loss.

Muhlenberg took a 1-0 lead at 18:38 as Jacob Joseph sent a cross ahead to Danny Way, who sent a shot into the opposite corner of the goal past a diving WC senior goalkeeper Chris Phipps (Newark, DE/St. Mark's) for the game's only score.The Mules held a 10-6 advantage in shots in the first half.

The Shoremen held an 11-7 advantage in shots in the second half, but could not find the equalizer.  Their final chances came in the 88th minute as senior forward Jordan Haas (Wyomissing, PA/Wilson) rang a shot off the post and junior midfielder Tim Marcin (Wilmington, DE/Concord) had header shot saved by Muhlenberg goalkeeper Jas Chojnowski.

Chojnowski finished with six saves en route to the shutout win for Muhlenberg, while Phipps made eight for the Shoremen, who also got three team saves from their defense. 

The Shoremen return to action Wednesday with a 4:00 p.m. non-conference game at Penn State-Brandywine.