October 19, 2013

Men’s Soccer Defeated by Wesley in Homecoming Match

By Daniel Whitehead

BUENA VISTA, Va.—Despite several close scoring opportunities, the Southern Virginia University men's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to visiting Wesley College Saturday afternoon at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.

The win improved the Wolverines' record to 6-8-2 for the year while the Knights drop to 0-14-1. Southern Virginia earned seven shot attempts on the afternoon with four on goal but could not put any shots into the net. Both of senior midfielder Kyle Tyree's shots were on goal in 61 minutes of play, while freshmen Sam Bunnell and Marrott Weekes each registered one shot on goal.

"It's hard to see the guys try so hard and come up on the losing end," said Southern Virginia Director of Soccer Matt Grawrock. "The opportunities once again got away from us and we had too many breakdowns on the defensive end. We can't punish ourselves because we did do some good things out there."

At the 12:03 mark of the first half, Wesley's Holden Wingate scored first for the Wolverines from the middle of the box and put the ball into the upper left corner of the net for the goal. Fifteen minutes into the second half, Wesley's Zach Gaudlip scored from the top of the box unassisted for a 2-0 Wolverine lead while Emman Amao scored one minute later from the right side of the box.

Carlos Munoz and Nathan Seeberger also provided shot attempts for the Knights. Southern Virginia goalie Scott Zaring had eight saves during the game.

Southern Virginia next competes Tuesday afternoon for a Senior Day matchup with league foe Marymount. The game is slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. at The Fields in Buena Vista, Va.