[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.