Sunday’s concluding half of the Virginia Tech Tournament wasn’t nearly as dramatic as Friday night’s first half, but the games proved to be both competitive and entertaining. In the end both ACC teams came out on top with 2-0 victories, Wake Forest over Georgetown and Virginia Tech over UNC-Wilmington.
Look out! We just beat #13 Georgetown 6-1.
Virginia Tech Women’s Soccer
P.S. Want to stop us from scoring? Who you going to cover? We got 6 goals from 5 players in this game, and 22 from 12 on the season.
P.P.S. It would have been rude to give our goalkeeper the night off, but we could have – she didn’t have to make a save all game.
Virginia Tech probably didn’t care about sending a message Friday night, but they did nonetheless, in a dramatic smackdown of the nationally ranked Georgetown Hoyas, who looked completely outclassed the entire 90 minutes.
Virginia senior defender Molly Menchel and freshman goalkeeper Morgan Stearns are happy with their ACC first-round victory but look for more
Going into the match, I thought the key was whether or not Maryland could put a ball in the net against the #1 Virginia Cavaliers. The Terrapins have frequently struggled to score this year, while the home team hadn’t allowed a goal in 568 minutes despite playing North Carolina, Florida State, and Virginia Tech – all top ten teams – in that interval.
So when just over four minutes in Maryland forward Hayley Brock scored a spectacular unassisted goal, looping the ball over a defender and goalkeeper Morgan Stearns from a sharp angle on the right, I thought it was “game on.” In retrospect, though, it seemed like that was the worst thing that could have happened for the visitors. After an initial rush of enthusiasm following the goal, all the drive seemed to fall out of the team.