Men’s Soccer Shut Out at Greensboro

Men’s Soccer Shut Out at Greensboro

Written by Sean Dahlin

GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Southern Virginia University men's soccer team was shut out on Saturday 2-0 at NCAA Division III Greensboro College for its third consecutive loss.

"We played a quality opponent on the road and just fell short," said sixth-year Head Coach Tony Caputo. "Although our team didn't win, we had a solid all-around performance."

Both teams were held scoreless for the first 41-plus minutes of the contest before Greensboro's (10-3-3) Craig Gage took a through pass from teammate Sean Courtney to break the tie as he shot the ball from the left side of the box into the back of the net for a 1-0 halftime lead over Southern Virginia (9-7).

Despite a physical second half, the Pride were able to score the second goal of the match as Courtney converted an unassisted shot from the top of the box at the 73:07 mark giving him the only three points of the game.

Greensboro held a 13-10 shots and 4-3 shots-on-goal advantage in its own Senior Day; however, the Knights outshot their opponent 6-3 in the second half of play in an attempt to cut the deficit..

Senior Southern Virginia goal keeper Robert Key (Flower Mound, Texas) played the entire game in front of the net and finished with two saves while moving to an 8-7 record in the loss.

Men's soccer travels for its final game of the season at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va. on Oct. 20.

Watch live video and follow the live stats as Southern Virginia seniors Garrett Coffman (Wabash, Ind.), Ryan Foster (Custer, S.D.), Key and Branden Seeberger (Forest, Va.) play in their final game as Knights against the Wildcats.