Hokies' attack is running on all cylinders

[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] No. 5 Virginia Tech showed why it is a national contender with a dominating performance against No. 15 Georgetown, which fell to the Hokies, 6-1, Friday night at the Virginia Tech Tournament. As impressive as the Tech attack was -- it has never scored as many goals against a ranked team -- the Hokies' defense limited the Hoyas to only four shots.

“I was pleased with our play tonight,” Hokie coach Chugger Adair said. “We wanted to get after them, and some of our athleticism and combination play allowed us to create and put away our chances.”

Danielle King opened the scoring with a 35-yard shot in the 12th minute. Two minutes later, Murielle Tiernan made it 2-0 with a diving header off a pass from Shannon Mayrose for the first of her two goals. Kallie Peurifoy, Ellie Zoepfl and Alani Johnson also scored for Virginia Tech.

Grace Damaska's goal from about 30 yards at the start of the second half momentarily gave Georgetown some hope. But thirty seconds later, Mayrose found Tiernan on a counterattack that saw her finish for her second goal of the match.

Tech has now scored 22 goals in five games, the best scoring start in program history. It was the fifth straight game the Hokies have scored at least three goals.
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