Lynchburg, Va. -- The fifth-ranked University of Lynchburg men's soccer team played Old Dominion Athletic Conference rival Washington and Lee to a 1-1 draw Saturday night at home.
The clash was a reprise of the past two ODAC championship matches, both of which Lynchburg has won.
Late in the Hornets looked like they were going to take the 2018 regular-season installment as well, when freshman forward Joey Daly (Raleigh, N.C.) gave Lynchburg the lead in the 85th minute. But W&L responded with the equalizer in the 88th, and the teams battled through overtime to the draw.
Final: No. 5 Lynchburg 1, Washington and Lee 1 (OT)
Records: No. 5 Lynchburg (8-0-2, 4-0-1 ODAC), Washington and Lee (5-3-1, 3-0-1 ODAC)
Venue: Shellenberger Field, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both teams thwarted scoring opportunities in the first half as Lynchburg held a 5-4 advantage on shots at intermission. Senior goalkeeper Dylan McLaurin (Stafford, Va.) made two of his four saves in the first half.
Lynchburg took control after the break, possessing the ball much of the second half. The Hornets finally broke through in the 85th when junior forward Hussein Osman (Charlottesville, Va.) took a shot that W&L keeper Michael Nyc saved, but the rebound went to Daly, who finished from close range.
The lead didn't last long, as the Generals' Kevin Lencioni found Jack Rawlins far post on a corner kick to knot the score at the 87:50 mark.
Lynchburg out-shot the Generals, 6-2, in the final 22:10 and took four corner kicks to W&L's none, but the Hornets couldn't find the golden goal.
The Hornets will clash with crosstown rival Randolph College to open next week. The whistle blows at WildCat Stadium at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10.