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Men's Soccer Wins 4-2 Over Southern Virginia

Michael Lyons converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute of play.
Michael Lyons converted a penalty kick in the 37th minute of play.

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College's men's soccer team posted a 4-2 non-conference win this afternoon at home over Southern Virginia University. Chris Resendiz had a goal and an assist to lead the Panthers to the win, in the season opener for both schools.

Ferrum (1-0)
Southern Virginia (0-1)

The Knights lit up the scoreboard first with an unassisted goal from Elijah Mendoza at 13:53. Michael Lyons evened the score at 1-0 on a penalty kick in the 37th minute of play, and the two teams were even at the break. Jonah Woyansky netted a goal for the Panthers in the 49th minute, with Jose' Bonifasi and Saturday Chea both being credited with assists. Gabriel Ramirez evened the score at 2-2 with a goal at 60:40 for the visitors.

Resendiz then scored what proved to be the game-winning goal off a sweet pass from Malik Timmons. Sam May added an insurance goal at 81:16 with Resendiz getting the assist. The two teams were forced to remain in the locker room for an extended 50-minute halftime with lightning warnings in the Ferrum area.

Derek Thomas played all 90 minutes in net for Ferrum with a pair of saves. Jacob Solis did the same for Southern Virginia with 13 saves. Ferrum outshot the Knights 34-6.

"It's great to the get a victory at home on opening day. We dominated the match and that pleases me. We look forward to our next match." -- Head Coach Enda Crehan

Coach Enda Crehan's team will be back in action Sunday, Sept. 2, at Fairleigh-Dickenson University-Florham. Game time for the non-conference game is 11:00 a.m. in Madison Heights, New Jersey.