Hokies Defeat American And Carson-Newman
Tech comes from behind to win both games 2-1
March 27, 2006

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's soccer team netted two victories last weekend and now stand at 3-0 in the spring season. Both contests were 60 minutes long.

The Hokies took down American with a 2-1 win Saturday morning before coming back in the afternoon to defeat Carson-Newman by the same score.

After a scoreless first half against American, the Hokies fell behind when the visitors scored on a breakaway. However, Tech would mount a comeback as sophomore Marcus Reed blasted a shot into the lower corner of the goal from 20 yards out to tie the score at 1-1. Redshirt-junior Ben Nason would tally the game-winning goal off a Patrick Nyarko assist. Nyarko connected a pass to Nason, who found the back of the net from the left side of the box and rifled the ball into the lower far corner of the goal, securing the win.

Against Carson-Newman, the Hokies again fell behind 1-0. The Eagles scored their goal on a penalty kick after a Tech player was whistled for a foul in the box.

Freshman Kevin McFadden, Jr., scored from 10 yards out, finding the upper left corner of the goal, tying the contest. Nyarko won the game for the Hokies when he flicked the ball over the goalkeeper into an empty net from 10 yards away.

Tech returns to action on Sunday, Apr. 2, when the team faces Wake Forest at 12:15 p.m., and Duke at 1:30 p.m. Both matches will be held in Cary, N.C.