September 8, 2012

Men’s Soccer Shutout at Emory & Henry

Written by Sean Dahlin

EMORY, Va.−The Southern Virginia men's soccer team lost its second straight match on Saturday as Emory and Henry College shutout the visiting Knights 1-0 at Fred Selfe Stadium.

With a wet field and stormy playing conditions, neither team could find a way put up any points until at the 64:30 mark when Wasps freshman Seth Phillips collected a loose ball in the box and punched in the game's only goal.

Southern Virginia had several opportunities to even the score as the Knights managed four shots in the final ten minutes of regulation, including a near-goal by senior Ryan Foster (Custer, S.D.) in the 86th minute that was saved by opposing keeper Seth Drummond.

Despite Southern Virginia's flurry of shots in the final minutes of play, Emory and Henry outshot the Knights 15-7 for the match and finished with a 6-1 advantage on corner kicks.  

Both Drummond and Southern Virginia goalkeeper Robert Key (Flower Mound, Texas) played the entire 90 minutes and had three saves each in the rainy weather.

Men's soccer makes its third straight road trip on Monday, September 11, to USCAA-opponent Christendom College at 5 p.m.