Hokies pick up first road win; defeat Lancers, 22-12
Culp breaks career high with six goals
April 9, 2008
Lacrosse at Longwood
W, 22-12 :: Box Score

FARMVILLE, Va. - The Hokies defeated Longwood, 22-12, on Wednesday afternoon in Farmville, Va. Ten different Hokies found the back of the net, led by junior Rachel Culp, who led the team with six goals. Allie EmalaKate Tracey and Kady McBrearty each had a hat trick.

Tracey set the pace for the game, scoring within the first 30 seconds of the match. With 22: 48 left in the half, the score was tied at two goals apiece, marking the only tie of the game.

Culp's goal two minutes later began a four-goal scoring streak for the Hokies within the next seven minutes. Longwood's Cara O'Brien broke the streak with 11:34 left in the half to bring the score to 6-3.

With 10:39 left in the half, freshman Mary-Kate Larkin scored her first career goal for the Hokies. Fellow freshman Theresa Sweeney also began her scoring career at Tech by finding the net with just 10 seconds left in the second half.

Emala scored twice in a 20-second span with 6:23 left in the first half to bring the score to 10-5. Longwood's goal with 20 seconds before the halftime whistle brought the score to 10-6.

Despite Longwood's scoring the first two goals of the second half, McBrearty answered back at 22:47. McBrearty and Culp both managed another goal within the next minute and a half to extend Tech's lead to 13-8.

After Longwood's goal with 20:13 left in the match, the Hokies dominated the next 13 minutes of play by scoring six unanswered goals. Culp contributed three goals within that span to bring the score to 19-9.

Though Longwood was able to answer back with three goals in the next 5:35, it was not enough to defeat Tech. Tracey, Jenna Reich and Theresa Sweeney were the last Hokies to score in the game, bringing the final score to 22-12.

Tech goalkeeper Kari Morrison made 14 saves, while Culp led the way with two ground balls. Sam Voelker was credited with a game-high 14 saves.

The Hokies hosts their regular season home finale against Duke at 6 p.m. on Monday in Tech Lacrosse Stadium.