August 26, 2011

Men's Soccer Defeats Patrick Henry 9-0 in Season Opener

Written by Chris Pendleton

PURCELLVILLE, Va.—The Southern Virginia University men's soccer team opened its season Friday evening with a bang as six different Knights scored during a 9-0 victory over Patrick Henry College.

Junior Nathan Seeberger (Forest, Va.) gave the Knights an early lead netting the game's first goal at the five-minute mark.

Fifteen minutes later, junior Ryan Foster (Custer, S.D.) set up freshman Josh Smith (Newburgh, Ind.) for his first collegiate goal putting Southern Virginia up 2-0.

Smith then assisted fellow freshman Scott Terry (Paris, Texas) on the first goal of his college career as the Knights took a commanding 3-0 lead in the 36th minute.

Junior Alex Wixom (Idaho Falls, Idaho) capped the first-half scoring for Southern Virginia making it 4-0 with five minutes remaining in the half.

Southern Virginia continued to dominate in the second half scoring five more goals in the final 45 minutes of play.

Sophomore Adam Freeman (Marion, Va.) scored three of the Knights' second-half goals completing the first hat trick of his career. Terry collected his second goal of the match and Wil Guymon (Chico, Calif.) became the third Southern Virginia freshman to net his first career goal against Patrick Henry.

"We really wanted to play at a faster pace this season than we have in the past," said Head Coach Tony Caputo. "We definitely pushed the tempo tonight and it paid off for us."

Southern Virginia finished with 39 shots for the match, including 18 shots on goal, while holding Patrick Henry to only four shots total.