Friday, September 11, 2009

Colleges: Chin gives Bulls third straight 1-0 win

For the third consecutive game, one goal was enough to give No.8 South Florida victory.

On Friday night it was Shawn Chin, who scored his first goal of the season in the first minute of the second half, who lifted the Bulls past host Virginia Tech 1-0 and kept the Bulls perfect on the season.

"I thought this was a very good win for the guys against an ACC team, on the road, with a pretty good crowd supporting them home team," Bulls head coach George Kiefer said. "I thought the guys did a really good job coming out and winning this game."

Chin’s goal came 18 seconds after the break as he rifled a shot into the left corner of the goal from 25 yards to put the Bulls ahead.

The Hokies were able to force pressure on the Bulls goal, accumulating an astonishing 19 corners for the game, including 13 in the second half. But despite that, they rarely tested Bulls goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, who had to record only two saves for his third consecutive shutout.

The Bulls also had opportunities to add to their lead, most notably when Bernardo Anor missed out on his second goal in as many games as he shot wide when put through one-on-one with VT goalkeeper Brendan Dunn.

"I thought we created a number of good chances tonight," Kiefer said. "I felt like they were throwing a lot of numbers at us after we got the goal, and that created some breakaways because we were so opened up. I do, however, think that we could have done a little better job finishing and taking some pressure off of us. But to get this win on the road, and be 2-0 on the road this season so far bodes well for us."

South Florida now gets a week off before it opens its Big East schedule at home to Marquette next Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

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