Dawn Will is currently
fifth in the nation
in goals per game.


Women's Lacrosse Falls at Umass, 8-7

Top-scorer Dawn Will leads Hokies with three goals.

April 23, 1999

AMHERST, Mass. -- Virginia Tech dropped its second-consecutive match as the Hokies fell, 8-7, to Massachusetts in Atlantic 10 women's lacrosse action at Totman Field Friday afternoon.

With the loss, the Hokies fall to 7-6 on the season and 2-2 in Atlantic 10 Conference play while the Minutewomen climb to 8-5 overall and 3-1 in the A-10. Tech now stands in a tie for third place in the conference while UMass stands alone in second place.

Tech rushed out to an early 3-1 lead in the contest before allowing UMass three unanswered goals and a 4-3 lead. The Hokies countered, however, on a Dawn Will (Phoenix, Md.) goal with 20 seconds remaining in the half to even the score at 4-4 at intermission.

The Minutewomen grabbed three quick goals in the second half to take a 7-4 lead with 18:42 remaining in regulation. The Hokies outscored Umass, 3-1, down the stretch but were unable to regain the lead.

Will, who is currently fifth in the nation in goals per game, led Tech with three goals while sophomore Karen Diacont (Gambrills, Md.) added two. The Minutewomen received two goals each from Rachel InGraffea and Melissa Anderson.

The Hokies conclude their two-match road swing on Sunday, April 23 when they travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to face A-10 foe La Salle. First draw is scheduled for noon.

Virginia Tech       4   3 --    7
Massachusetts       4   4 --    8

Goals: UM (8) - Anderson 2, InGraffea 2, Minaker, Gorski, Mac Nabb, Prevlick; VT (7) - Will 3, Diacont 2, Augustyn, Mastro.

Shots: UM (30); VT (25)

Saves: Jen Nordi (UM) - 15; Melissa Wagner (VT) - 16