Knights Fall to Rival Generals

BUENA VISTA, Va. Southern Virginia Men's Soccer welcomed familiar foe Washington & Lee to the new soccer field, but could not get a victory, losing 2-0. The Knights surrendered two goals in the first half, and were unable to overcome the deficit.

The first General goal came within the first fifteen minutes of the game. SVU had been pressing, and already had had several attacking moments to take the lead. The visitor's goal changed the game, and the Knights were on the chase to tie up the game.

"I'm not sure if it was against the run of play, but it definitely was not a foregone conclusion that they were going to score at that point," said Head Coach Tom Longenecker. "I'm proud of the guys for how they regrouped. They went back at it, and Cisco (Osegueda) had some great opportunities to make it even."

The tying goal was not to be as W&L put in an insurance goal twenty minutes later. Despite the two-goal deficit, SVU created plenty of offensive attacks to get on the scoreboard, and this effort is a positive for Longenecker.

"Teams can roll over and die when they get into that kind of a situation," said Longenecker. "But we have experienced upperclassmen who stabilized us, and gave us chances to get back in the game. We're still growing, and getting better."

SVU now sits at 2-2 on the season. The Knights will get a chance to rebound when they travel to play at Averett Sept. 18. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00.