In the region: Virginia Tech men’s soccer loses again | Colleges

HARRISONBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team, which lost only five games all of last season, suffered its second straight loss Friday.

Pacific beat the Hokies 1-0 in the rain in the first game of the JMU Invitational.

Pacific made the second round of the NCAA tournament last year, while Virginia Tech advanced to the Elite Eight.

The Hokies (1-2) lost to an unranked team for the second time this week. Virginia Tech dropped out of the Top 25 in the coaches poll after getting upset by Nebraska-Omaha 5-1 last Sunday.

Wouter Verstraaten scored for Pacific in the 83rd minute.

Pacific’s Curtis Goldsmith had three saves.

Ben Lundgaard had four saves for the Hokies.

No. 24 W&L 2, Greensboro 1

NEWPORT NEWS —Kevin Molnar scored the in the 32nd minute to give the Generals a season-opening win at the CNU Soccer Classic.

Will Hamryka also scored for W&L. Carlos Barragan of the Pride tied the game in the 24th minute.

The Generals’ Gillen Beck (Blacksburg) had six saves.

Ferrum 3, Southern Virginia 1

BUENA VISTA — Keith Ricks, Michael Lyons and Chatchai Mize scored to lead the Panthers to a season-opening win.

Marco Rivera of Ferrum had three saves.

Gregg Allen scored for the Knights in the 82nd minute.

Roanoke 0, UMass-Boston 0, 2 OT

LYNCHBURG — The Maroons and the 15th-ranked Beacons fought it out but ended in a scoreless tie in the season opener for both teams at the Shellenberger Classic hosted by Lynchburg College.

Both teams took eight shots each and neither keeper recorded a save.

Wesleyan (Ga.) 10, Hollins 0

The Wolves recorded the largest margin of victory in their history in the season opener for both teams.

Roanoke 1, St. John Fisher 0

Skyler Hayes scored on a header off a corner kick cross from Jillian Barnard 13 minutes into the game to give the Maroons a season-opening win in the Roanoke Invitational.

Chris Martin had four saves for the Maroons.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Dani Rhodes scored in the 69th minute to give the Badgers (4-1) a win over the Cavaliers (3-1) on Thursday.

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Tara Vittese scored three goals to lead the Cavaliers (2-1) to a win over Columbia (0-1).

Erin Shanahan added two goals.

FERRUM — Emily Wooten had three goals to lead the Maroons to a season-opening win.

Rebecca Schmidt had two goals for Roanoke. Emma Clark had three saves for the Maroons.

Sierra Magdaleno and Kasey Sheets each had a goal for the Panthers.

Johns Hopkins 2, W&L 1, shootout

LEXINGTON — Clare Kavanagh scored in the shootout to give the Blue Jays a season-opening win.

Each team scored a goal in the first half before going scoreless in the second half and both overtime periods, prompting a shootout.

Neither team scored on its first five attempts of the shootout, prompting the sudden-death portion of the shootout. After Blue Jays goalie Jodie Baris stopped Haley Tucker’s shot, Kavanagh got her shot past goalie Ariyel Yavalar.

Grace Bowen scored in the first half to give W&L a 1-0 lead.

Morgan Pothast tied the game five minutes later.

Baris had 15 saves for the visitors. Yavalar had six saves, including five in OT.

It was only the second shootout in W&L history and the first one since 2005.

BLACKSBURG — Katie Kennedy and Andrew Goldman of Virginia Tech were victorious at the season-opening Hokie Invite.

Kennedy had a time of 14 minutes, 53 seconds on the 4K course. Tech won the women’s team competition.

Goldman had a time of 18:30.7 on the 6K course to win the men’s race. Concord won the men’s team competition. Most of Tech’s runners ran unattached, so Tech did not record a team score on the men’s side.

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