September 29, 2012

Men's Soccer Earns Second Straight Shutout Win against Warren Wilson

Written by Sean Dahlin

BUENA VISTA, Va.−The Southern Virginia University men's soccer team earned its second-straight home shutout on Saturday defeating Warren Wilson College 2-0, only one day after beating Christendom College by the same score.

"We played a complete game today on the offensive and defensive ends of the field," said sixth-year Head Coach Tony Caputo. "Robert [Key] had another solid outing at goalie, but the shutout was a joint effort on everybody's part."

The Southern Virginia (6-4) defense, led by seniors Garrett Coffman (Wabash, Ind.) and Branden Seeberger (Forest, Va.), allowed only 7 shots by its opponent, including only three Warren Wilson (2-7) attempts in the second half.

Senior goal keeper Robert Key (Flower Mound, Texas) recording his second consecutive scoreless outing with three saves in 90 minutes of play for the Knights.

On the offensive end, senior Adam Freeman (Marion, Va.) added a game-high three points and had a hand in both Southern Virginia's goal.

Neither team could find the back of the net until at the 52:00 mark senior Ryan Foster (Custer, S.D.) headed in a corner kick from Freeman past Warren Wilson's goalie Pat Albright for the 1-0 advantage.

The second and final goal came 19 minutes later in the 72nd minute as Freeman scored on a breakaway, earning his team-leading fifth goal of the season.

Including outshooting the Owls 14-7 in the match, the Knights also held a distinct 12-3 shots-on-goal advantage.

"This win against Warren Wilson puts our team heading in the right direction," said Caputo. "We need to carry this momentum this second half of the season."

Men's soccer will host its third consecutive home game on on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. when Capital Athletic Conference-member Marymount University travels to Buena Vista, Va., for a match with the Knights.

Watch live video of Wednesday's match versus the Saints on Southern Virginia's online broadcast portal.