Virginia Heads To VCU For Saturday Match
CHARLOTTESVILLE The Virginia men’s soccer team will seek its third-straight win on Saturday night, when it heads to Virginia Commonwealth University for a 7 p.m. match. Live stats are available at www.VirginiaSports.com.
The Cavaliers (2-2-0) have won two-consecutive matches. Last weekend, they topped George Mason, 3-2, in double overtime then returned home to defeat Hofstra, 4-2, on Sunday. Against the Patriots, freshman Brian Ownby scored the golden goal with less than a minute left in the second extra period, while fellow freshman Tony Tchani netted two goals against the Pride.
Freshman Chris Agorsor continues to lead UVa offensively, as he has tallied a team-high three goals so far in 2008. The Severn, Md., native had a goal against Hofstra, heading home a Neil Barlow corner kick.
The corps of first-years continue to contribute immediately for Virginia, as three of five UVa goal-scorers are rookies, while eight newcomers have earned starts for the Cavaliers.
VCU (1-3-0) is coming off of a 4-1 loss to Seton Hall on Sept. 7, and has dropped two contests to ranked opponents (2-1 to No. 1 Wake Forest; 1-0 at No. 24 North Carolina). The Rams’ victory came on Sept. 5, 3-0, against Bryant.
The Rams are led by Jorit Loehr, who has scored two goals and has one assist this year. C.J. Gehin-Scott, Gerson Dos Santos and David Rosenbaum have also scored goals for VCU this season.
In goal, Andrew Dykstra has started all four of VCU’s games and has allowed seven goals while making 11 saves.
Up next for UVa is its ACC opener, a Sept. 19 game against NC State. Kick-off from Klckner Stadium is scheduled for 7 p.m.