W&L (0-0) at CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT (0-0)
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Newport Information, Va. • 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON AND LEE HEAD COACH GARRETT LeROSE:
Garrett LeRose (W&L ’07) is in his fourth season as the top coach at Washington and Lee. His first two seasons have resulted in an 11-8 (.579) general document. Throughout his first season in 2018, the Generals posted a 5-4 document. His second in 2019 produced a 6-4 mark. Previous to changing into head coach, LeRose had served as an assistant coach with W&L ever since ending his enjoying profession with the Generals in 2006. He gained one ODAC title as a participant (2006) and has had a hand in 4 extra (2010, 2012, 2015, 2017) as a coach.
CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT HEAD COACH ART LINK:
Christopher Newport is led by fifth-year Head Coach Artwork Hyperlink (Florida ’99), who’s 14-17 (.452) general on the faculty. Hyperlink performed collegiately at Florida, successful a Nationwide Championship in 1996.
Washington and Lee and Christopher Newport can be assembly on the gridiron for the primary time ever. CNU has had a soccer program since 2001 and has posted a 123-77 (.615) general document throughout the final 20 years. The Captains have had simply three shedding seasons of their historical past, nonetheless, two of these have occurred throughout the final two years. CNU has skilled great success at dwelling, posting a 64-33 (.659) mark in video games performed at TowneBank Stadium.
Since 1900, W&L is 61-58-1 (.513) in season-opening video games. The Generals have dropped eight of the final 12 season-openers, together with a 26-14 setback within the 2019 opener towards Dickinson. W&L gained the 2018 opener at Dickinson to snap a string of 23 consecutive street losses to begin a season. The Blue & White is now 1-23 in its final 24 season-openers on the street.
SHAKING OFF THE RUST:
The Generals’ recreation towards Christopher Newport can be their first in 659 days relationship again to a 34-31 win over Shenandoah to finish the 2019 marketing campaign. This represents W&L’s longest stretch with out a varsity soccer recreation because the mid-1950’s. The Blue & White went 686 days between varsity contests (Nov. 21, 1953-Oct. 8, 1955)when it performed a junior varsity schedule through the 1954 season. The longest stretch with out a recreation in any respect would have been 1,414 days between Nov. 21, 1942 and Oct. 5, 1946 whereas World Battle II was being fought.
W&L has a storied custom that started with the primary formally acknowledged recreation within the South, an 1873 matchup with neighboring VMI. The primary official season was 1890 and over their 127 seasons, the Generals have compiled a 528-538-39 (.496) general document.
SCOUTING CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT:
The Captains logged an 0-2 mark whereas enjoying final spring, falling to Salisbury (30-5) and Wesley (23-7). Relationship again to the 2019 marketing campaign, CNU has dropped 5 straight contests and 10 of their final 12. The Captains are picked to complete fourth within the New Jersey Athletic Convention (NJAC) preseason coaches ballot after returning 26 gamers who’re both a fourth- or fifth-year senior. Amongst them are large receiver Garrison Mayo and linebacker Sean Wilkinson, who return for a fifth season after receiving all-conference honors in 2019. Mayo earned Second Staff All-NJAC accolades after catching 39 passes for 529 yards and 4 touchdowns two seasons in the past. Wilkinson was an Honorable Point out All-NJAC honoree after main the staff in tackles in 2019 with 67 stops and two sacks. On offense, CNU was paced final spring by a pair of quarterbacks, senior Scotty Forbes and junior Xander Jedlick. Forbes accomplished 4-of-11 passes for 48 yards and rushed 12 instances for 52 yards. Jedlick was 20-of-41 passing for 201 yards and he rushed 10 instances for 52 yards. Junior operating again Jaiquan Findley was additionally a prime choice, dashing 9 instances for twenty-four yards and catching six passes for 57 yards. On protection, Wilkinson led the staff with 13 whole tackles.
LAST TIME OUT:
(W&L 34, SHENANDOAH 31 – 11/16/19 – WINCHESTER, VA.)
Operating again Josh Breece rushed for a game-high 151 yards and one landing to raise the Washington and Lee soccer staff to a 34-31 victory at Shenandoah. Washington and Lee jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the primary quarter on a pair of 3-yard landing runs by quarterbacks Jack Pollard and Drew Richardson, and a 9-yard scoring run by Breece. Nonetheless, the momentum turned within the second quarter when a number of miscues stunted the Generals’ momentum. W&L had a punt blocked just some performs into the second quarter, resulting in a Hornets’ landing simply two performs later. The Generals added a 29-yard area objective by placekicker Jarrett Wright on the subsequent possession, however failed on a 4th-and-goal from the Shenandoah 5-yardline on the following sequence. The Hornets proceeded to drive 95 yards in eight performs, chopping it to a 24-21 recreation on an 11-yard landing move from Chris Sonnenberg to Casey Stewart with 1:06 left within the half. The Generals had been driving within the closing seconds, however fumbled the ball on the SU 25-yardline with 16 seconds remaining to finish the risk. W&L appeared to imagine management of the competition with the opening drive of the third quarter, transferring 59 yards in 9 performs for a 31-21 lead. Operating again Coby Kirkland ended the drive with a 5-yard landing run. However, the Generals could not draw back as one other turnover arrange the Hornets for a 28-yard area objective that was knocked by by Drew Geyer with 1:17 left within the third. The Blue & White pushed the lead again to 10 factors on one other Wright area objective, this time from 39 yards out with 7:02 left, however the Hornets scored on 4th-and-goal from the 2-yardline with 3:12 left to make it a 34-31 recreation. Shenandoah went for an onside kick, however W&L recovered and began the sequence on the SU 43-yardline. Nonetheless, a private foul penalty put the Generals behind the sticks and W&L was pressured to punt. The Hornets took over on their very own 13-yardline for a possible game-winning drive, however linebacker Will Corry picked off Sonnenberg on his personal 33-yardline with 1:28 left. The Generals kneeled 3 times, however nonetheless had eight seconds remaining on the clock. Richardson tried to expire the clock, however gave himself up on the SU 40-yardline with two seconds remaining. The Hornets tried a game-winning hail mary on the ultimate play, however cornerback Owen Roberts intercepted a tipped ball on the 15-yardline and the Generals claimed the victory. W&L completed with 421 yards of whole offense led by Breece’s effort on a season-high 21 carries. Operating again Alex Wertz carried 10 instances for 67 yards, whereas Pollard tallied 54 yards and a landing on 10 carries and accomplished 7-of-11 passes for 78 yards. Kirkland added 50 yards and a landing on 11 rushes as nicely. The Generals’ protection pressured 5 Shenandoah turnovers and restricted the Hornets to only 337 whole yards. Corry led the way in which with 9 tackles and one interception. Sonnenberg led the Hornet offense by finishing 29-of-40 passes for 263 yards and 4 touchdowns, but in addition 4 interceptions. Stewart caught seven passes for 70 yards and three touchdowns, whereas Nate Hill led the protection with 14 tackles and two fumble recoveries.
For the reason that begining of the 2010 season, W&L has produced a 66-37 (.641) general document and a 46-21 (.687) mark within the Outdated Dominion Athletic Convention. The Generals have additionally claimed 4 ODAC titles throughout that stretch.
W&L is at present driving a string of 5 straight successful seasons, the fourth-longest stretch of consecutive successful seasons in program historical past and the longest such streak since posting six straight successful campaigns from 1980-85. W&L additionally had six straight from 1919-24 and a document 13-straight from 1905-17.
THE MAGIC NUMBER:
The magic quantity for fulfillment for W&L is 400. The Blue & White has managed 400 dashing yards in a recreation 41 instances since 2010 (103 video games). In these video games, the Generals are 38-3, scoring a mean of 44.5 factors per recreation with a scoring margin of +20.4 factors per recreation. To distinction this level, when W&L fails to hurry for 400 yards throughout the identical span, it’s simply 28-34 with a mean of 24.2 factors per recreation and a scoring margin of -1.32 factors per recreation.
IN A RUSH:
W&L has constantly possessed essentially the most potent dashing offense within the nation in latest seasons and completed fifth in Division III with a mean of 315.7 dashing yards per recreation final season. The Generals led all of school soccer in dashing in 2016 and 2015, they usually have ranked no decrease than sixth in DIII in dashing offense since 2010.
Beneath is a take a look at the W&L nationwide rating lately.
2019: fifth – 315.7 ypg
2018: fifth – 296.0 ypg
2017: 2nd – 403.2 ypg
2016: 1st – 390.3 ypg
2015: 1st – 433.9 ypg
2014: sixth – 300.4 ypg
2013: 2nd – 346.7 ypg
2012: 1st – 363.7 ypg
2011: 4th – 331.8 ypg
2010: fifth – 359.5 ypg
BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER:
Washington and Lee boasts 92 gamers on the roster, considered one of its largest rosters in program historical past. The breakdown consists of 22 seniors, 20 juniors, 22 sophomores and 28 first-year gamers, who hail from 21 completely different states and likewise consists of one participant from Switzerland. Virginia tops the listing with 24 gamers, whereas there are 13 gamers from Georgia, 11 from Texas and eight from North Carolina.
SCOUTING THE OFFENSE:
It has been a good period of time because the Generals final performed, however that does not imply there is not loads of firepower returning on the offensive facet of the ball. W&L ranked fifth nationally in dashing offense (315.7 ypg) and twenty ninth in whole offense (441.9 ypg) two years in the past and far of that firepower stays with this system. In actual fact, W&L returns every of its prime 4 rushers from two years in the past, accounting for practically 73 p.c of the dashing yards. Main the way in which is senior operating again Josh Breece. A 3-time All-ODAC honoree and 2017 Second Staff All-American, Breece is W&L’s all-time main rusher with 3,710 dashing yards and 35 touchdowns throughout his profession. Two years in the past, he led the staff with 766 yards and eight touchdowns on simply 118 carries. Senior quarterback Jack Pollard can also be again after garnering Third Staff All-ODAC honors in 2019. He was second on the staff in dashing with 490 yards and 5 touchdowns on 81 carries. He additionally accomplished 37-of-71 passes for 874 yards and eight touchdowns with simply two interceptions. Seniors Coby Kirkland and Alex Wertz are additionally again within the offensive backfield. Kirkland rushed 60 instances for 481 yards and 5 touchdowns, and caught 9 passes for 166 yards and yet another rating. Wertz was a Third Staff All-ODAC choice as an all-purpose again. He rushed 85 instances for 462 yards and 6 touchdowns. Up entrance, senior guard Jared Cordova is again after posting Third Staff All-ODAC honors in 2019.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE:
W&L returns far much less expertise on the defensive facet of the ball, with only one all-conference participant returning. Nonetheless, that being stated, there’s loads of expertise in any respect three ranges. Senior security Dean Johnson is the lone returning all-conference choice, having earned Second Staff All-ODAC laurels two years in the past when he was second on the staff in tackles (50), including three interceptions, three move breakups, two pressured fumbles and one fumble restoration. Senior cornerbacks Kyle Wood and Owen Roberts are additionally again within the secondary after seeing intensive motion throughout their first two seasons. Wooden posted 23 tackles and one interception in 2019, whereas Roberts had 18 tackles and two picks. Juniors Robert Poindexter, Parker Corley, F.J. Hogg, David Onyejekwe and Mustafa Alkhatib additionally noticed vital enjoying time throughout their rookie campaigns.
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