Knights Second Half Goals Overwhelm Bison

Knights Second Half Goals Overwhelm Bison

WASHINGTON, D.C. 4 Second-half goals blew open a scoreless tie and pushed the Southern Virginia Men's Soccer team to a 4-1 victory. The first half the game  was one-sided as the visiting Knights had possession of the ball the majority of the time but after 45 minutes the score was the same, 0-0. SVU launched 25 shot, but could not get past a stubborn Bison defense, and goalie who recorded nearly a dozen saves.

The second half turned quickly, as Cisco Osegueda and Dax Farnsworth scored 6 seconds apart a  minute and a half into the second half. The Knights continued the offensive assault and Osegueda punched in another goal, as the Knights completed the win with another goal late before the Bison got on the scoresheet to avoid the shutout.

"We made things interesting in the first half," said Head Coach Tom Longenecker. "It was a little frustrating to get the shots off, put them on net and not get it in. I think we were forcing the issue a little too much. But we relaxed, and got the goals in the second half. It's a good win for us."

Osegueda led the Knights with two goals and one assist. SVU out shot GU 41-5 and took 12 corner kicks. SVU's two goals in six seconds is a second more then the NCAA Division III record for fastest consecutive goals by the same team, which was set by Rose-Hulman in 2002.

The Knights will hit the road again as they travel to Front Royal to face off against Christendom, a fellow USCAA team, Sept. 28. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm. The Knights now sit at 4-3 on the season.