Men's Soccer Falls to Georgia Southern
September 10, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's soccer team fell to Georgia Southern, 3-1, Sunday.

The Hokies outshot the Eagles, 21-16, but only manage done goal in the match. The one goal scored by Tech came in the 34th minute of play. With the score tied at zero, the Hokies' Drew Myers (High Point, N.C.) dribbled a shot past Eagle's goalkeeper Garret Lazenby. Rob Smith was given credit for the assist.

Georgia Southern would then retaliate in the 37th minute of play when mid-fielder Jeff Russell netted an unassisted goal to tie the score at one apiece.

Just three minutes later, in the 40th minute of play, the Eagles would take the lead when Alan Pete took a pass off the foot of Blake Bironas and shot past Hokie goalkeeper Colin Kibler.

There would be no more goals scored in the match until the 76:58 mark. Tony Brown of Georgia Southern completed a run from near mid-field and beat Kibler with a shot to the lower left corner of the goal. The point was unassisted.

This loss marks the third straight for men's soccer at Virginia Tech. After opening the season with a 1-0 victory over William & Mary, the Hokies have dropped three straight.

The Hokies travel to Davidson College Friday to kick off a six-match road trip.


Goals: Drew Myers (VT), assisted by Rob Smith, 34:00
Jeff Russell (GS), unassisted, 37:00
Alan Pete (GS), assisted by Blake Bironas, 40:00
Tony Brown (GS), unassisted, 76:58