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    October 25, 2008
    The Hokies lose final non-conference match at High Point
    Dillie nets third goal of the season

    HIGH POINT, N.C.- The Virginia Tech (5-10-1) men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 contest to High Point (7-6-1) on Saturday night. Junior James Gilson tallied two shots in the match, while classmate Brendan Dunn started between the pipes for the Hokies.

    “We played well in the second half,” said head coach Oliver Weiss. “We showed a will to win, but unfortunately it was not enough. We gave away two first-half goals and that was the difference tonight.”

    The Panthers got on the board in the middle of the first half. Sophomore Scott Rojo tallied his second of the season to give High Point a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute of play. Rojo received a pass from junior Matt Tuttle, beat a Hokie defender and ripped a shot to the upper post.

    To close out the half, High Point added its second goal of the match. In the 43rd minute, Panthers senior Chris Shrum stole a ball in the Tech defensive end, and flicked the ball over Hokie goalkeeper Dunn, giving the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Dunn made one save in the contest.

    Tech cut into the Panther lead in the 70th minute of play. Senior Scott Dillie posted his third goal of the season, as he volleyed a shot from 15 yards out to beat Panther goalkeeper Michael Chesler. Chesler made four saves for the opposition.

    In the final numbers, Tech and High Point each had 10 shots on net, while the Hokies out-cornered the Panthers 9-3.

    Hokie freshman Thomas St. Germain relieved Dunn in net and made three saves in the match.

    Next up for the Hokies is an ACC match at NC State on Nov. 1. The start time is slated for 7 p.m.

    For updates on Virginia Tech men's soccer, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_MSoccer).

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