Men's Soccer Nabs Fifth Victory of the Season
Hokies battle back to win 2-1
September 25, 2001

The Virginia Tech (5-2) men's soccer team spotted the Georgia Southern Eagles (3-4) an early one goal lead but battled back to win 2-1 Tuesday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga.

Blake Bironas gave the Eagles a 1-0 advantage at the 8:06 mark when he chipped in a shot off a Tony Moffat pass. Martin Cunningham also picked up an assist on the play.

Tech came roaring back just six minutes later with the tying goal. Ken Jonmaire (East Aurora, N.Y.) beat the Georgia Southern goalkeeper inside the left post off a cross from Bobby O'Brien (Williamsburg, Va.) to tie the match. The goal came at the 14:44 mark.

The Hokies would take the lead for good when Jeremy Parsels (Woodbridge, Va.) corralled a ball that bounced off an Eagle defender and got off a quick shot that put Tech up for good in the match. The goal was Parsels' first of the season. The Hokies battened down defensively in the second half to preserve their fifth victory of the season.

Tech out shot Georgia Southern 15-8 in the match. Goalkeeper Colin Kibler (Virginia Beach, Va.) played the entire match for the Hokies and was credited with four saves. Garret Lazenby played the first half for the Eagles, collecting one save and allowing both goals. Kirk Latibeaudiere played the second half and gathered four stops.

Tech returns to action Saturday when it travels to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on the BIG EAST rival Orangemen. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m.

VIRGINIA TECH     2  0  -  0

Shots: VT (12), GS (8)
Saves: VT (4), GS (5)
CORNERS: VT (4), GS (3)
Fouls: VT (9), GS (7)
Blake Bironas (GS) assisted by Tony Moffat and Martin Cunningham, 8:06
Ken Jonmaire (VT), assisted by Bobby O'Brien, 14:44
Jeremy Parsels (VT), unassisted, 38:14