Edmans stands tall for Hokies

One of the most intriguing first-year players in college soccer is Virginia Tech's Robert Edmans.

At 6-foot-6, the Englishman is an imposing target whom Hokie fans believe will team up with Ghanaian star Patrick Nyarko to form one of the best 1-1 combinations in the country.

But Edmans demonstrated that he is just as dangerous with his feet as he is with his head when he scored from 40 yards in the 2-1 win over ranked St. John's on Sunday.

The ball came loose at midfield in the 59 th minute when Edmans, a transfer from Loughborough University, found himself dribbling toward the St. John's with a lot of room to maneuver. Edmans then abruptly fired a shot from 40 yards out that tucked just under the right cross bar to give Tech a 2-0 lead.

It was the 20-year-old Edmans' strength in the air that led to the first Hokie goal. He knocked down a ball with his head, and Marcus Reed scored from the middle of the penalty area.

With 2-1 wins over Clemson and St. John's, Tech captured the Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational.

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