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Harrisonburg, VA: Virginia Western fell 2-4 to Eastern Mennonite University’s Reserve team on Friday. Despite falling behind 0-4 at halftime, the Rapids won the 2nd half 2-0 with a new formation featuring the center defense of Sophomores Taylor Leonard and Abdul Ojelade. Freshman Ethan D’Arpa (Lord Botetourt) assisted on both Rapids goals, connecting with Juan Hernandez on a corner kick header to the bottom left of goal, and to Patrick Harris off a diagonal run into the right side of the box beating the keeper below his left arm. Sophomore Goalkeeper Gray Watson made 9 saves during the match. Men’s Soccer’s next contest is Sunday, September 7 at Blue Ridge Community College at 2:00 PM.
Program exposure is the theme of the 2014 Men’s Soccer season as the team will face three NJCAA and five 4-year collegiate teams while traveling to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The first game of the regular season will be Sunday, September 7 with a rematch against Blue Ridge Community College where Virginia Western came out on top of a 2-1 contest. Men’s Soccer will travel to NJCAA Region XIX to play Harcum College on September 20. Virginia Western will look to avenge their 1-2 defeat to Patrick Henry Community College from their 2013 season finale after leading most of the match. They face the Patriots on Monday, October 13. Men’s Soccer will also on the 2013 USCAA National Champion West Virginia Tech Golden Bears in Beckley, WV. Head Coach Marijan Grgic said “We have a talented group of players this year with Sophomore leadership. We should stand up well against every challenge we face this season.” Men’s Soccer returns 5 Sophomores this season, the most in the team’s history. Virginia Western’s first contest will be an exhibition at Eastern Mennonite University Reserves on Friday, August 22.
The 2014 Athletics Banquet was held to recap the great seasons for the Virginia Western teams, which saw 46 student-athletes participate and travel over 6,200 miles during the year. Team MVPs were Kyle Gunville for Men’s Soccer, Kamera Hagins for Women’s Basketball, and Jaylen Board for Men’s Basketball. Sophomore Gavin Hollingsworth (Men’s Basketball) received the Holmes Academic Excellence Award. Women’s Basketball’s Brianna Beasley received the Athletics Player of the Year Award, leading her team in points scored, assists, and blocks.
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