Hokies Knock Off Mountaineers, 2-0
Tech's Einarsson and Nason score goals in exhibition finale
August 27, 2005

BOONE, N.C. - The Virginia Tech men's soccer team defeated Appalachian State Sunday afternoon in the preseason finale by a score of 2-0 in front of 428 fans.

The Hokies' junior Ben Nason (Stafford, Va.) was fouled in the box in the 32nd minute of play. Senior midfielder Magnus Einarsson (Hafnarfjördur, Iceland) took the ensuing penalty kick, finding the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.

Just over three minutes later, Tech struck again. Freshman Scott Dillie (Pittsburgh, Pa.) found a streaking Nason, who then rifled a shot into the upper right corner of the goal for a 2-0 advantage.

The Hokie offense continued to control the game, out-shooting the Mountaineers 22-7. When the Tech defense was pressured, it withstood the challenge, allowing just one shot on goal that was saved by senior goalie Chase Harrison (Huntington, W. Va.).

"We got the shutout and we have started to bring it together on the defensive end," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "We still have work to do before the season begins."

The Hokies begin the regular season on Friday, Sept. 2, when they travel to Harrisonburg, Va., to take on Towson at 5 p.m., in the first game of the James Madison Tournament.