Hokies Tame Wildcats, 2-0
Brent Dillie and Kevin McFadden, Jr. score goals for Tech
September 27, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two second half goals paced the Virginia Tech men's soccer team past the Davidson Wildcats Tuesday evening at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium in front of 618 fans. With the 2-0 victory, the Hokies improve to 2-3-3 on the season while the Wildcats drop to 5-3-1. "We are relieved," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "We got a much needed win tonight and a shutout. It was a solid all around effort tonight. People who came off the bench played well, such as Dustin Dyer." Junior Brent Dillie scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal at the 65:03 mark. Dyer, a senior played the ball from 30 yards out to the right corner of the field. Freshman Patrick Nyarko then crossed it through the box, where Dillie one-timed it into the lower left corner of the net for a 1-0 lead. Tech would increase its lead in the 83rd minute of action when Kevin McFadden, Jr., launched a shot past Davidson's keeper, Ben Ashton, for a commanding 2-0 advantage. Senior Greg Roach and sophomore Scott Spangler were each credited with an assist on the play. Roach played the ball to the right of the box, where Spangler then crossed it to the other side of the goal, finding McFadden, Jr., who connected from eight yards out. Tech's defense was solid all night, allowing five total shots, including only two on goal. One of those shots on goal came with just under five minutes remaining. After senior goalkeeper Chase Harrison went to the top of the box to defend a pass, Davidson's Matt Allen came up with it. Allen the blasted a shot from 20 yards out into an open goal, but Harrison dove back to his left, punching the ball away and preserving the shutout. "We need to have better communication between our backs and goalie," Weiss said. "We had a couple of breakdowns there." Harrison tallied two saves on the night while his counterpart, Ashton, totaled four. Tech was able to out-shoot Davidson 14-5 on the evening. The Hokies travel to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to take on the George Washington Colonials in a 2 p.m., contest.