Hokies prevail in 4-3 overtime thriller over Hoyas

[VIRGINIA TECH-GEORGETOWN: Women] In 2013, Virginia Tech was a No. 1 regional seed and reached the Women's College Cup for the first time. This year, the Hokies were unseeded, but they remain alive thanks to a 4-3 overtime win over Georgetown in a match they trailed 2-1 and 3-2.

Ashley Meier scored the game-winning overtime goal after just 30 seconds of extra time, and Murielle Tiernan scored one and assisted on two goals to lead the Hokies.

“The girls showed a lot of mental toughness and fight tonight," Tech coach Chugger Adair said. "The game was a difficult one. It was crazy the way it went, with three goals scored in under one minute.”

To say the least, it was not their meeting earlier in the season when Tech won, 6-1.

Tiernan put the Hokies ahead in the the third minute, but Hoya star Daphne Corboz evened the score five minutes later on a shot from the top of the 18-yard box.

In the 60th minute, the Hoyas took the lead for the first time on Audra Ayotte's goal. The craziness began when Bria Dixon evened the score in the 79th minute. Off the kickoff, the Hoyas went down the field and went back ahead with Corboz's second goal.

That lead lasted only 20 seconds as Tiernan found Meier just inside the 18-yard box. Meier gave the ball off to Shannon Mayrose, who took a dribble then scored the game-tying third goal with 10 minutes to play.
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