April 24, 2008
Hokies fall to #11 Duke in ACC Quarterfinals, 19-6
Reich and Culp tie for team lead with two goals apiece
Virginia Tech (4-14) 426
(11) Duke (10-6) 81119
  • Charlottesville, Va.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team dropped a 19-6 decision to No. 11 Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal game on Thursday in Scott Stadium.

Third-seeded Duke (10-5) opened scoring in the match with the first two goals of the contest at 26:08 and 25:01.

The sixth-seeded Hokies (4-14) responded with four unanswered goals to assume a 4-2 advantage. Jenna Reich opened the scoring stretch with a free-position goal for the Hokies at the 22:36 mark. Liz Carpenter followed with a goal just 24 seconds later, then Rachel Culp converted a score thanks to the help of an assist from Kady McBrearty at 21:28. With the assist on the third goal of Tech's run, McBrearty ended her career with at least one point in her last 28 games as a Hokie.

Reich capped the Hokies' scoring streak with her second goal of the contest off of a free-position shot at 20:44.

The Blue Devils came back with a scoring streak of their own, a 14-goal streak with goals from seven different players to race out to a 16-4 lead. Starting at 19:54 left in the first period, Emma Hamm registered two goals during the critical stretch.

Tech snapped a 46:28 scoreless stretch in the second half with Culp's second goal of the contest with 4:06 left in the game. McBrearty broke into the goal column with her 37th goal of the season for the Hokies' sixth goal with 2:19 remaining to play.

The Hokies scooped up 11 ground balls in the first half, compared to four for the Blue Devils, and also managed an 18-16 edge in ground balls for the game.

Hokie goalkeeper Kari Morrison saved seven shots. The junior also scooped up four ground balls to push her season total to a school single-season record of 65. Morrison now owns the top two season-high totals in school history, in addition to her previous school record of 51 in 2007.

Freshman Allie Emala corralled two draw controls and now stands second in Tech's freshmen record books with 34 in her first season with the Hokies.

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