Lighting Suspends Men's Soccer Match in OT, Spartans Tie W&L

Slater Jameson
Slater Jameson

GRANVILLE, Ohio – Lightning suspended Saturday night's Case Western Reserve University men's soccer match with 4:46 left in overtime of a 1-1 tie versus Washington & Lee University (Va.). The tie was the second of the weekend at the Denison University Invitational. 

The Spartans (0-0-2) now open a three-match road trip at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg next Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 p.m. 

The Spartans took the lead early in the second half when sophomore midfielder Slater Jameson (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Mendon) collected a pass from sophomore forward Matthew Zembas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley N.W.) and beat the Washington & Lee goaltender for his second career goal at the 51:14 mark. 

Much like yesterday's tie with Sewanee University (Tenn.), the lead did not last long as the Generals' Zach Colby back-heel passed the ball to Al Organ, who was able to beat Spartan freshman goalkeeper Ari Lewis (Jericho, N.Y./Jericho) at 60:10. The freshman goalie, in his first career start, made five saves, including one in overtime. 

Shortly after that OT save, Mother Nature brought an early ending to the game. After a 40-minute delay, officials called the match as a restart is not allowed three hours after the original kickoff. 

Overall, W&L edged the shot count, 15-14, and corner kicks, 3-2, but Case registered eight shots on goal to the Generals' six.