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25TH-RANKED VIRGINIA TECH NIPS MEN'S SOCCER, 3-2 IN adidas KICK OFF CLASSIC FINALE
The Retrievers stunned the Hokies early in the contest, when senior forward David Feazell’s (Fallson) corner kick hit the far post and trickled across the goal line just 4:03 into the contest. But Nyarko, a sophomore forward from
But UMBC fought gamely and tied the contest at 2-all in the 51st minute. Feazell laid off a ball to a charging Dan Bulls and the sophomore midfielder rifled a shot under a diving Drew Czekanski for his first career score. But Nyarko got the lead back for good as he beat King to a ball at the right edge of the box, delayed and then found Eric Vickers in front and the senior midfielder volleyed the ball home from eight yards away.
UMBC threatened down the stretch, as they outshot their guests, 7-5, in the second half and 11-10 for the contest. Senior midfielder Kevin Mezzadra’s direct kick from 21 yards out went just wide of the right post in the 88th minute.
In the opener, Navy built a 2-0 lead and scored with 50 seconds left to trip up
In addition to Nyarko’s honor, Hokies Brent Dillie, Ben Nason, Marcus Reed and Vickers earned All Tournament team honors. Feazell, who tallied three goals and an assist in the tournament, and Mezzadra, who scored twice vs.