By Daniel Whitehead
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md.—Traveling for the second time to face a Capital Athletic Conference opponent, the Southern Virginia University men's soccer team fell by a 2-0 score to St. Mary's College of Maryland Saturday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium in St. Mary's City, Md.
With the loss, the Knights fall to 0-10-1 for the season while St. Mary's (Md.) improves to 4-5-2 on the year. Of Southern Virginia's eight shot attempts, six were on goal but the Knights were unable to find the net while the Seahawks scored one goal each period to garner the victory,
"Although we didn't have as many shot attempts as we would have liked, I thought we took quality shots but just couldn't get them into the net," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock. "Our second-half effort was much improved from the first half, so I was pleased that the team continues to fight and doesn't let the score of the game affect their composure."
The Knights stalled 14 Seahawk shot attempts in the first half, but St. Mary's' Matthew Yurich found the net at the 40:48 mark to provide the Seahawks a 1-0 advantage heading into the half. While Southern Virginia posted eight shots in the second period, St. Mary's managed 15 and added another goal at the 72:51 mark to lift the Seahawks to the 2-0 win.
Carlos Munoz led the Knight offense with two shot attempts while Kyle Tyree, Sam Bunnell, Garret Maw and Dennis Bronson each fired off one attempt. Southern Virginia goalie Scott Zaring earned 10 saves on the afternoon.
The Knights next compete Wednesday, Oct., 9, at home against Capital Athletic Conference foe Christopher Newport. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.