April 3, 2011

MEN’S SOCCER POSTS 2-0 VICTORY AGAINST VIRGINIA TECH IN SPRING EXHIBITION

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University scored a pair of second half goals en route to a 2-0 shutout against Virginia Tech Sunday afternoon at Sports Backers Stadium.

With the victory, VCU improves to 4-1-1 during its spring schedule.

Sophomore Yoram Mwila had a hand in both of VCU's goals, scoring the game-winner in the 58th minute before assisting on freshman Jason Johnson's insurance strike in the 72nd minute.  Sophomore Joseph Haboush registered an assist on the Rams' first score.

"Today was probably our worst performance since I have been at VCU," said Head Coach Dave Giffard.  "The only positives I feel like we can take from the game are that we scored two goals and we won.  Our energy, sharpness and effort lacked far behind what is required for us to accomplish any of our goals.  Moving the game from last night until today to allow our players to experience our basketball team's tremendous run was probably a big mistake on my part and I take full responsibility for that.  Our lack of focus over the last 48 hours was evident in our performance on the field today. 

"We have a long way to go psychologically to be able to compete at the level we need to consistently.  We have two weeks of training before our next test at West Virginia and we'll need every bit of it.  You won't see a repeat of today."

VCU concludes its spring schedule against the Mountaineers on April 17.

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