By Sam Armstrong
CARY, N.C. — In a non-conference matchup, the Southern Virginia University men's soccer team fell to William Pace University on Thursday by a score of 3-0.
The Knights (0-3) found themselves down early after the Pacers (3-1) scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the match. Facing an uphill battle, Southern Virginia fought hard for the rest of the first half, taking nine shots in the period.
The Pacers came out firing for the first few minutes of the second half but were unable to score as the Knights defense held strong. After a couple of close attempts at goal for Southern Virginia, William Peace extended their lead in the 72nd minute, putting another in the back of the net.
Sophomore Nathan Allen led the attack for the Knights, taking three shots and putting one on frame. Senior Marrott Weekes and freshmen Jackson Lindow and Edwin Hernandez also tallied a shot on goal each.
Senior Colin Flynn took the loss in goal, but also recorded five saves on the night.
At the end of 90 minutes, the Pacers outshot the Knights 22-13, and also took four more corner kicks.
Southern Virginia looks for their first win of the campaign on Saturday as they travel to Front Royal, Va. to take on Christendom College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.