Men's Soccer Falls to JMU
Dukes score lone goal in win
September 19, 2001

The Virginia Tech men's soccer team (4-1) dropped a very physical game to the Dukes of James Madison (2-2) Wednesday afternoon, 1-0.

The lone goal in the match came at the 42:35 mark. Reggie Rivers took a pass from Denny Fulk and chipped it past Hokie goalkeeper Colin Kibler (Virginia Beach, Va.). The assist was credited to Fulk.

The goal marked the first point allowed by the Tech defense this year. The Hokies had played a total of 448:18 scoreless minutes up until that point setting a new school record. The last goal scored on the defense dated back to the East Carolina match played on Nov. 10, 2000.

Tech tried to fight back in the second half but the physical Duke defense held strong. The Hokies were whistled for a total of 23 fouls in the match, while JMU committed 17.

Kibler played strong in goal for Tech, collecting seven saves on 14 Duke shots. James Madison keeper, Josh Kovolenko, had four saves on seven Hokie shots.

Tech is back in action Saturday when they host BIG EAST rival Boston College at 1 p.m. at Frank O. Moseley soccer field.

VIRGINIA TECH   0   0  -  0
JMU	            1   0  -  1

Shots: VT 7, JMU 14
Saves: VT 7, JMU 4
Fouls: VT 23, JMU 17

Reggie Rivers (JMU), assisted by Denny Fulk, 42:35