Virginia Tech falls to #2 Virginia
McBrearty tallies a goal and dishes out three assists
February 20, 2008

Box Score No. 2 Virginia 14, Virginia Tech 6
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech fell 14-6 against ACC rival #2 Virginia on a frigid Wednesday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va. Senior captain Kady McBrearty had a season high of three assists, while goalie Kari Morrison shined with five ground balls.

Trailing 10-1 at the end of the first half, the Hokies pushed hard to gain five goals while holding the Cavaliers to only four in the second half.

The second half started strong as Allie Emala found the net off of a quick pass from McBrearty. The goal at 25:16 marked the first of the second half and was followed quickly by the Hokies as Caitlyn Wier scored four minutes later off of a free position goal bringing the score to 10-3 with 22 minutes remaining.

Virginia's Megan O'Malley ended Tech's two-goal streak. The goal fired up the Hokies to score two goals within 40 seconds. Caityln Wier's 11:37 goal was quickly followed by Rachel Culp's far post goal bringing the Hokies to a six-point deficit.

The Cavaliers quickly closed the gap scoring three consecutive goals. Emala had the last goal of the game with 9:30 left on the clock, holding the final score of the game at 14-6.

Morrison and her fellow defenders Christina Griel and Casey Warner showed confidence and skills staying tight on one of the nation's top offensive unit. Griel was quick to the regain Hokie possession off of wide shots from the Cavaliers' offense. Warner had three ground balls in addition to her transition contributions in the midfield.

In addition to her five ground balls and 12 saves, Morrison showed aggressiveness on the field by stepping out of the cage. The Hokies hosts Oregon Friday at 4 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Lacrosse Stadium.