Knights Go Scoreless in Tie Against Christendom

FRONT ROYAL, Va. After outshooting Christendom College for 90 minutes the Southern Virginia Men's Soccer team had to settle for a scoreless draw. Josh Patino led all players with 7 shots, but the Knights were not able to get the ball past the Crusader keeper. SVU tallied 20 total shots, and had 9 shots on goal.

"It's hard when you do everything right but score," said Head Coach Tom Longenecker. "The stats show what kind of chances we had. We were just really unlucky."

The Knights did have the ball in the back of the net in the second half, but an offside call brought the ball back and negated the score. That was as close as SVU would get for the rest of the afternoon. Mike Wilson and Ben May shared the shutout.

"It (the result) doesn't hurt us, but it certainly doesn't help us," said Longenecker. "We need wins to help us get in a position to be eligible for the USCAA Tournament. We need to take our chances and get the wins when they present themselves. We were a little wasteful today."

The Knights now sit at 4-3-1. SVU hosts Patrick Henry College Sept. 30 at 4:00. The game is a rematch from earlier in the season when the Knights won 3-1.