WASHINGTON, Pa. – The College of Wooster men's soccer team won a physical game and defeated Washington and Jefferson College 2-0 in their season opener Saturday.
In a game that featured nine yellow cards between the two teams, Wooster scored both its goals in the first half and held the lead for the rest of the game.
Junior Max Rochester scored his sixth career goal in the 21st minute, scoring off a free kick from about five yards outside the box.
Not satisfied with the one-goal lead, freshman Bennett Anderson scored his first collegiate goal in the 33rd minute off an assist from Rochester. Rochester found Anderson in the box before Anderson got through a pair of defenders to score.
Will Collis made two saves in net to record the shutout. Wooster outshot the Presidents 9-4.
Washington and Jefferson was marked for five yellows, while Wooster was supplied four. Twenty-seven fouls were called.
This was only the second meeting between the two teams. Wooster defeated the Presidents 3-0 last year.
Wooster moves to 1-0, while Washington and Jefferson moves to 1-1. The Scots will travel to Baldwin Wallace University on Tuesday.