Men's Soccer Claims Second BIG EAST Win
O'Brien scores lone goal in Hokie shutout
October 24, 2001

The Virginia Tech men's soccer team defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers Wednesday night by a score of 1-0. The game was played in Morgantown, W.Va. and was the Hokies' second BIG EAST win of the year.

The Mountaineers held a 6-1 advantage in shots at the 26th minute when Bobby O'Brien (Williamsburg, Va.), Jeremy Parsels (Woodbridge, Va.) and Dustin Bond (Blacksburg, Va.) checked into the game. After the substitutions Tech took control of the game.

The Hokies would score the lone goal in the match just nine-minutes later. Garrett Owens (San Antonio, Texas) found O'Brien sprinting down the left side of the pitch and sent him the ball. O'Brien took the pass and knocked a shot by WVU keeper Chris McKinney.

Tech clamped down on defense in the second half, holding the Mountaineers to only two shots.

Colin Kibler (Virginia Beach, Va.) was once again solid in goal the Hokies. He produced five saves off of 15 West Virginia shots and collected his sixth shutout of the year. McKinney also played the entire match in goal for the Mountaineers and was credited with three saves on eight Tech shots.

The win improves the Hokies record to 8-5-1 overall and 2-4-1 in the BIG EAST. West Virginia falls to 4-10 overall and 1-8 in conference play. The Hokies are back in action Sunday when they host the Pittsburgh Panthers at 1 p.m. at Moseley Soccer Field.
VIRGINIA TECH    1   0  -  1
WEST VIRGINIA	   0   0  -  0

Shots: VT (8), WVU (15)
Saves: VT (5), WVU (3)
CORNERS: VT (3), WVU (4)
Fouls: VT (16), WVU (19)
Bobby O'Brien (VT), assisted by Garrett Owens, 35:17