Christendom roundup: Crusaders drop road men’s soccer match

Daily Staff Reports –

BUENA VISTA — Southern Virginia University men’s soccer team defeated visiting Christendom 3-0 on Thursday night.

Southern Virginia scored the three goals on 41 shot attempts and 18 shots on goal.

Southern Virginia freshman Colby Briggs’ two goals made him the new leading scorer for the Knights this season. Briggs found himself in the right place at the right time twice, as he kicked a deflected shot past Christendom’s keeper Richard Blank in the first half for a 1-0 lead and again midway through the second half for a final 3-0 victory.

Junior Erik Gutierrez, assisted by Josh Smith and Jared Attridge, netted his fourth goal of the season to open the second half to give the Knights a two-goal advantage over the Crusaders.

Blank picked up 15 saves for the night for the Crusaders, who managed five shots with two on goal. Southern Virginia’s Efren Gutierrez recorded two saves during his time between the posts.


MONT ALTO, Pa. — Visiting Christendom rallied back from a two-set deficit to win the third before ultimately falling 3-1 to Penn State-Mont Alto on Thursday.

The Crusaders, led by Adrienne Willard, mounted a seven-point comeback to win the third set 26-24.

But in the fourth set, Penn State-Mont Alto regained control for a 25-10 win.

Christendom dropped to 6-6 overall.