WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team will play Virginia Tech in its final exhibition match on Saturday, Aug. 18, before opening the 2012 season on Aug. 24, against Butler in Richmond, Va. Tomorrow night's contest with the Hokies is scheduled for 7 p.m., and fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com by purchasing the live video stream or by following along with live stats.
In its first exhibition at Longwood on Aug. 13, W&M built a, 2-0, halftime lead as it defeated the Lancers, 3-1. Junior Ben Coffey and sophomores Chris Albiston and Michael Teiman each registered goals, while junior Chris Perez tallied two assists and sophomore Chris Dunn added a helper.
For the match, the Tribe owned the advantage on shots (9-4) and corner kicks (6-4).
Sophomore keeper Bennett Jones pitched a shutout in the opening 45 minutes, while sophomore Daniel Laws maintained the frame in the second half.
For Virginia Tech, Saturday night will mark the Hokies' final tune-up before beginning the 2012 season against SIU-Edwardsville on Aug. 24, in the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational.
The last time W&M and Tech met on the pitch was during the 2007 season. The contest, which was played in Williamsburg, ended in a 1-1 stalemate.
W&M soccer opens the 2012 campaign against the Butler Bulldogs on Aug. 24, in a tournament hosted by in-state foe Virginia Commonwealth. The contest in Richmond, Va., is slated for a 5 p.m. start.