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Virginia Tech men’s soccer upends No. 24 Georgetown 1-0

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Via Virginia Tech University) – The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team (4-0-0) upset No. 24 Georgetown University (0-4-0) on Monday 1-0. The single goal from Collin Verfurth lifted Tech to their fourth win of the 2016 season.

The Hokies started the first half strong, controlling the ball early against the Hoyas. Georgetown stuck first, taking five shots in the first 45 minutes. Tech ended the very physical, quick tempo half with two shots. Hokie Rory Slevin was the driving force behind holding the Hoyas scoreless with his aggressive defense.

The game only continued to become more physically demanding as the quick tempo carried over. During the first ten minutes, the Hoyas added four shots and the Hokies adding one. During the 84th minutes, Collin Verfurth scored the first goal of the game off a volley from the deep end line. The assist was credited to JP Saavedra. Ben Lundgaard tallied his twelfth career shutout with six saves.

The Hokies play again on Friday as they travel to Notre Dame to open ACC play. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in South Bend, Ind.

Head Coach Mike Brizendine Quotes
-“I am ecstatic about the result today. I think that we need to go back and clean up some things before we travel to Notre Dame.”
-“I thought that Georgetown put us under extreme pressure during the first half. We were lucky to walk away 0-0 after those 45 minutes. I thought we showed energy during the second half, including Collin’s great goal.”
-“I am happy to leave here with a win and now we will set our sights on Notre Dame.”

Notes
-Second win over a ranked team this season (#18 OSU)
-During the first and second halves, the game paused for a helicopter to take off next to Shaw Field
-Lundgaard is now fourth in VT’s career shutout record with 12
-YC to Collin Vefurth
-Verfurth’s first goal of the 2016 season
-Saavedra’s first assist of the 2016 season
-This is the best start to the season since 2006
-Hoyas led 14-10 in shots

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