Hokies Pick Up First Win of the Season
Two players score one goal each in the win
September 3, 2004

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech men's soccer team (1-1-0) picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over Northeastern (0-1-0) in non-conference action at the James Madison University/Ramada Inn Invitational today.

Tech's head coach, Oliver Weiss, stated "We came out with much more intensity and created many chances. We could have finished more of the chances but were pleased with the chances created tonight."

The Hokies first goal of the match came in the 34th minute of the first period from senior midfielder/forward Bailey Allman (Virginia Beach, Va.). Allman headed the ball into the goal from sophomore David Brown's (Media, Pa.) free kick. Allman scored his first goal of the season and his tenth career-goal while Brown, a transfer from Northwestern, recorded his first assist as a Hokie.

Freshman Kevin Edwards (Fredricksburg, Va.) scored his first career-goal on a six yard kick in the 55th minute which catapulted the Hokies to 2-0. Junior Greg Roach (Woodbridge, Va.) and sophomore Ben Nason (Stafford, Va.) were credited with the assists on Edwards goal.

Tech's goalkeeper Chase Harrison (Huntington, W.Va.) had one save in 90 minutes of action compared to Northeastern's goalie, Sergio Saccoccio, who had ten saves and two goals allowed in the match.

"We stressed our defense and our overall intensity was better this game," added Weiss.

The Hokies out shot the Huskies 22-6 and kept Northeastern down to no shots in the first period.

Tech ends the JMU/Ramada Inn Invitational Tournament on Sunday with a 1 p.m. match against St. Joseph's.

The host of this weekend's tournament, James Madison, will visit Blacksburg on Sept. 10 to compete in the Virginia Tech Classic. The Hokies and the Dukes will square-off in the tournament on Friday, Sept. 10 beginning at 8 p.m.