The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

October 1, 2012

WVU Tech soccer maintains solid pace


— The beat goes on for the WVU Tech men’s soccer team.

The Golden Bears collected their 10th win of the season Wednesday night, defeating Southern Virginia University 5-0 at Schoenbaum Stadium in Charleston.

The first half of play included a handful of goals scored in a variety of ways. Tech landed its first goal in the 13th minute when midfielder Juan Suarez took a direct kick from just outside the box that landed in the upper right corner of the net.

Ten minutes later, the Golden Bears struck again when forward Rodrigo Manzanares placed a swift pass from 18 yards out to Dennis Fürst, who manuevered to within two yards of the goal and placed a strike into the net. In the 39th minute, Fürst scored his second goal of the match on a penalty kick, giving the Bears a 3-0 lead at the half.

The squad returned to the field after halftime with similar intensity. In the 69th minute, Suarez netted his second goal of the match on a penalty kick right down the middle of the net.

The final goal of the match came in the 82nd minute when Braeden Collins looped a cross through the front of the box to Felipe Sozinho, who landed his first goal of his collegiate career.

Keepers John Dunn and Christian Strickler combined for a shutout.