VCU hands UNCG 3-1 loss in men's soccer action
RICHMOND, VA – Pat Viray had a goal and an assist to lead Virginia Commonwealth to a 3-1 win over UNC Greensboro in men’s soccer action Saturday night.
Viray assisted on a first half goal and then ended any hopes of a UNCG comeback with his first tally of the season at 67:40.
VCU (2-1-0) took a 1-0 lead at 12:59 when Fred Owusu Sekyere his first goal of the season. He scored from five yards out off a cross by Viray to give the Rams the early advantage.
The Rams made a 2-0 game at 31:04 off a free kick. After a foul on UNCG, Matthijs Maruanaya found the net with a direct kick from 25 yards out.
The Spartans (2-1-0), playing two men down at the time, got on the board at 58:32. Scott Jones scored his first goal of the season, finding the net off a direct kick from 35 yards away.
But Viray ended any hopes of a comeback just over nine minutes later when he extended the lead.
The Spartans return to action on Tuesday when the host Campbell in a rescheduled contest from last week. Game time is set for 7 pm.
UNC Greensboro...... 0 1 - 1
VCU................. 2 1 - 3
SCORING SUMMARY: VCU Owusu Sekyere (Viray), 12:59; VCU Maruanaya (unassisted), 31:04; UNCG Jones (unassisted), 58:32; VCU Viray (Combs, Adam), 67:40. Shots: UNC Greensboro 9, VCU 9. Saves: UNC Greensboro 1 (Berry 1), VCU 2 (Dykstra 2). Corner kicks: UNC Greensboro 5, VCU 1. Fouls: UNC Greensboro 17, VCU 13.