Men's Soccer Loses Tough Match to Notre Dame
Hokies hang tough but fall 2-0
October 14, 2001

The Virginia Tech men's soccer team fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Sunday afternoon by a score of 2-0.

The Irish took a one goal lead into halftime when Devon Prescod scored at the 34:59 mark. Prescod chipped a shot just past Tech goalkeeper Colin Kibler (Virginia Beach, Va.) after receiving a nice pass from Filippo Chillemi. Chillemi was credited with an assist on the goal.

Tech would go on to play a very strong second half in which they outshot Notre Dame 7-3. Both Ken Jonmaire (East Aurora, N.Y.) and Fred Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) had shots that deflected off the post. Jonmaires' came in the first half after he made a long run to get free and Silva's came in the second half off of a booming shot from 25-yards out.

The Irish increased their lead to two goals when Erich Braun scored in the closing seconds of the match. The goal came at the 89:58 mark and was assisted by Prescod.

Kibler played the entire match in goal for the Hokies, producing four saves on 11 Notre Dame shots. Chris Sawyer also played the entire match for the Irish, collecting four saves on 11 Tech shots. Sawyer was credited with the shutout.

The loss drops the Hokies to 7-5 overall and 1-4 in the BIG EAST. The Irish improve its' record to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the conference. Tech is back in action Sunday when they host St. John's who are currently ranked third in the nation. The match is set to begin at 12 p.m.

VIRGINIA TECH  0  0  -  0
NOTRE DAME		   1  1  -  2

Shots: VT (11), ND (11)
Saves: VT (4), ND (4)
CORNERS: VT (4), ND (2)
Fouls: VT (17), ND (13)
Devon Prescod (ND), assisted by Filippo Chillemi, 34:59
Erich Braun (ND), assisted by Devon Prescod, 89:58