Hokies edge Eagles, 14-11
Culp leads Hokies with a career high six points
April 5, 2008
Lacrosse vs. American
W, 14-11 :: Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Hokies ended their six game losing streak as the Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team edged American 14-11 on Saturday in Tech Lacrosse Stadium. The win brings the Hokies' season record to 3-11, while American falls to 5-8.

Seven different Hokies contribute goals to the win. Rachel Culp led the team with four goals, while Allie Emala had three.

Freshman Liz Carpenter opened the game with her free position goal just two-and-a-half minutes into the game. Less than one minute later, Emala found the net off an assist from Culp.

In response to America's unassisted goal with 22:59 on the clock, the Hokies controlled the next 10 minutes of play with three straight goals to bring the score to 5-1.

The Eagles had two quick goals later, though Culp had the last goal of the half with just .4 seconds left on the clock.

Culp built on its 6-3 halftime lead as she found the net for the first of three unanswered goals for Tech.

With 24:47 left in the game, Emala converted her second goal of the game off an assist from McBrearty. Emala returned the favor by assisting McBrearty less than one minute later.

American's Amanda Makoid was the first on her team to score in the second half with 21:05 left on the clock, to bring the score to 9-4.

Emala and Reich found success as each had free position goals to bring the Hokies to their first seven goal lead at 11-4 with 16:26 left in the half.

The Hokies gained their second seven-goal lead of the second half with 12:50 left to play as Liz Carpenter's unassisted goal brought the score to 12-5. Though the Eagles managed to score six of the next eight goals, it was not enough to defeat the Hokies to set the fina margin at 14-11.

Tech goalkeeper Kari Morrison led the team in ground balls with seven and notched 10 saves.

Defensively, seven different Hokies had at least two ground balls apiece that contributed to the day's total of 26.

Culp and Kate Tracey led the team in draw controls combined for five of Tech's 10 draw controls.

Next up, the Hokies travel to Longwood for a 4 p.m. start on Wednesday.