Hokies Host UNC Greensboro Tuesday Afternoon
Kickoff will be at 4 p.m. on Moseley Field
October 7, 2002

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's soccer team hosts the UNC Greensboro Spartans Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. in a non-conference match on Moseley Field. Tech, 5-5-1 on the year, will look to rebound from last weekend's 1-0 loss to Providence against a 5-4-0 UNC Greensboro squad.

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HOKIE UPDATE: Tech has dropped three of its last four outings after jumping out to a 4-2-1 start and now stands at 5-5-1 on the year. Saturday's loss to Providence marked the fourth time the Hokies have been shutout this season. Offensively, three players - Bailey Allman, Ken Jonmaire and Bobby O'Brien - have each tallied four goals for Tech this season. On the defensive end, the Hokies have limited their opponents to 12 goals in 11 games for a 1.29 goals against average.

SCOUTING UNC GREENSBORO: Against the Hokies, the Spartans return to action for the first time in six days. In its last outing UNC Greensboro dropped a Southern Conference match against the College of Charleston, 4-2. The Spartans are led by one of the nation's most prolific scorers, Chris Goos. The Houston, Texas, native has tallied 11 goals and five assists for 27 points, ranking among the NCAA Division I leaders. In the Spartans last three games, Goos has factored in on all eight UNCG scores, netting four goals himself and assisting on the other four.

The Spartans' head coach Michael Parker is in his 18th season directing the UNCG program, the 26th season of his illustrious career. During his 18 seasons directing the Spartans, Parker has accumulated a 285-106-13 record and guided the program to three consecutive Division III National Championships from 1985-87. The native of Bradford, England, is three wins shy of eclipsing the 400 career-win mark.

CLOSE CALL: Saturday's loss to Providence came down to the final minute of regulation. With less than one minute remaining, a Providence foul led to a direct kick outside the penalty box for Tech. With 10 players in the box, including goalkeeper Chase Harrison, Tech had one last opportunity. John Havas crossed the ball off the direct kick and found Harold Russell on the back post. The Providence goalkeeper made a diving save and the ball was cleared by a Friar defenseman as time expired.

SERIES INFO: UNCG owns a 6-3 advantage in the all-time series with the Hokies. In the nine meetings, the Spartans have shutout the Hokies four times. The last time the two teams faced each other was during the 1995 season. The Spartans won the match 4-1 in Greensboro, N.C.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Hokies next two games will be away from home as they travel to Huntington, W.Va., for a match with Marshall Sunday afternoon, followed by a BIG EAST match at Pittsburgh Wednesday, Oct. 16. Tech has posted a 3-4-1 record on the road this season.