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Women's Lacrosse Drops Second Straight

Hokies suffer tough loss to Temple, 8-7.


April 10, 1999


BLACKSBURG, Va. - Senior midfielder Nicole Ross scored a game-high four goals to lead Temple University to an 8-7 victory over Virginia Tech in Atlantic 10 Conference women's lacrosse action at Rector Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.

The contest was Tech's first conference match since the league initiated women's lacrosse as a championship sport this season. The loss was Tech's second straight and drops the Hokies to 5-2 overall on the season. The Owls improve to 3-7 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

Tech jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first half before Temple countered with two goals to tie the game at the 8:32 mark of the first half. The Hokies bounced back, scoring two unanswered goals to lead 5-3 at intermission.

The Hokies struck first in the second half on junior Dawn Will's (Phoenix, Md.) unassisted goal with 24:38 remaining to go up 6-3. The Owls then outscored Tech, 5-1, down the stretch to grab the win. Ross added TU's final two scores in the last five minutes of play to seal the victory. Her game-winning goal came with just 2:18 remaining in regulation.

Will and senior Catherine Augustyn (Fairfax, Va.) led the Hokies with three goals each while senior Chris Mastro (Latham, N.Y.) added a goal in the loss. In addition to Ross' four goals for Temple, junior Kelly Ruch chipped in two scores as well.

Tech returns to action on Sunday, April 11 when the Hokies entertain St. Joseph's in an Atlantic 10 matchup. First draw at Rector Fieldhouse is scheduled for noon.

Goals:
  TU (8) - Ross 4, Ruch 2, Cebron, McClay
  VT (7) - Will 3, Augustyn 3, Mastro
Assists:
  TU (3) - Cebron 3
  VT (2) - Diacont, Givens
Shots:
  TU (19)
  VT (25)
Ground Balls:
  TU (13)
  VT (13)
Draw Controls:
  TU (11)
  VT (5)
Goalie Saves:
  TU - Alvarado 9 saves
  VT - Wagner 10 saves







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