Men's Soccer Tops San Diego
Sept. 4, 1998
FULLERTON, Calif. — Sophomore forward Ryan Trout (Media, Pa.) scored the only goal of the day as the fourth-ranked University of Virginia men’s soccer team posted a 1-0 victory over San Diego in its season opener at the Fila Classic. The contest was evenly played, with the Cavaliers holding a 12-10 advantage in shots and a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. With the victory, Virginia now has a record of 18-2-1 on opening day over the last 21 years.
The Cavaliers’ lone goal came early in the first half at the 8:42 mark, when freshman forward Sheldon Barnes (Miramar, Fla.) won the ball at midfield and dribbled up the left side before finding Trout with a centering pass. Trout then chipped the ball over San Diego goalkeeper Na’Ron Akins from 25 yards out in the right center. The goal was the fourth of Trout’s career, while Barnes recorded his first collegiate assist.
Both teams had a number of excellent scoring chances the remainder of the game, but were unable to find the net. Senior Brock Yetso (Columbia, Md.) recorded a shutout in goal for Virginia, the eighth of his career. Yetso made two saves on the evening. Akins made four saves in losing effort for the Toreros.
Virginia returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 6, when it faces Cal State Fullerton on the final day of the Fila Classic at 8:00 p.m. (PDT).
Virginia 1, San Diego 0San Diego 0 0 - 0Virginia 1 0 - 1
Scoring: Virginia – Ryan Trout (Sheldon Barnes) 8:42. Shots: San Diego 10, Virginia 13;
aves: San Diego 4 (Na’Ron Akins 4), Virginia 2 (Brock Yetso 2);
Corner Kicks: San Diego 4, Virginia 6;
Fouls: San Diego 10, Virginia 15;
Offsides: San Diego 7, Virginia 7.