By Sam Armstrong
BUENA VISTA, Va. — The Southern Virginia men's soccer team dropped their Capital Athletic Conference opener on Saturday night to Salisbury University by a score of 5-1.
In a fairly even first half, the Knights (3-6, 0-1 CAC) put in their first and only goal of the game in the 30th minute, when senior defender Matt Diede headed a Jeremy Wilson corner kick in to give the Knights a 1-0 lead. After a couple of missed opportunities by the Seagulls (4-5, 1-0 CAC), Southern Virginia took their one-goal lead into halftime.
The second half was a different story for both teams, as Salisbury took control of the match by scoring five goals in less than 20 minutes, four of them being assisted. The Knights were unable to answer back the rest of the game.
Along with the assist, Wilson took two shots in the game, while junior Christian Rice took the only other shot on goal for Southern Virginia. The Seagulls took 23 shots in the match compared to the Knights' six, and also took seven more corner kicks than Southern Virginia.
Southern Virginia plays at home again on Wednesday as they take on Hamden-Sydney. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Knights Stadium.