ETSU gives up first-half goals for the first time at Summers-Taylor Stadium this season
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2022) – Surrendering a pair of first-half goals – the first time allowed at home this season – the ETSU men’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 setback to Virginia Tech on Tuesday night at Summers-Taylor Stadium.
With the loss the Bucs dipped to 5-4-1 on the season.
- 5’- Danny Flores scored from the penalty spot.
- 38’ – Nick Blacklock scored on a shot assisted by Mayola Kinyua.
- In Virginia Tech’s second attack, the Hokies were awarded a penalty kick in the fifth minute which was scored by Danny Flores.
- The Bucs first true opportunity came in the 25th minute as Tarik Pannholzer (Flensburg, Germany) forced a save by the Hokies goalkeeper Connor Jordan-Hyde. From the rebound, Kieran Richards (Hamilton, New Zealand) fired a laser back at the Jordan-Hyde, but the Virginia tech keeper made an outstanding save.
- Minutes later, Gabriel Ramos (Sao Paulo, Brazil) forced another save by the Virginia Tech goalkeeper, in the 29th minute of the contest.
- In the 38th minute of the game, Virginia Tech went up 2-0 off a shot by Nick Blacklock from just outside the 18-yard box.
- In the second half, the Bucs recorded seven shots, with the first coming in the 48th minute when Richards tried to find the net; however, the shot was saved.
- After three other shots were blocked by Virginia Tech defenders, Josh Hancock (Torbay, England) had the Bucs’ final opportunity as he headed a corner, but it was saved by the Hokies goalkeeper in the 87th minute.
- ETSU only allowed one second-half shot, which came in the 71st minute.
- The Bucs outshot Virginia Tech 13-7 in total and 6-5 with shots on target.
- ETSU allowed its first goal in open play during the first half of the season.
- With the win Virginia Tech improved to 2-8-1 on the season.
The Bucs will travel to Wofford on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.