February 26, 2009
Tribe trips up Tech, 14-8
Nonn scores three goals in loss
Virginia Tech (0-4) 538
William & Mary (2-1) 6814
  • Albert-Daly - 136

WILLIAMSBURG, VA. - Despite coming back from an early 0-3 hole, the Virginia Tech women's lacrosse team could not overcome a 5-0 William and Mary run to start the second half and the Hokies fell 14-8 to the Tribe in a non-conference match at Albert-Daly Field on Wednesday evening.

The Hokies are still in search of their first win of the year, dropping to 0-4 overall (0-1 ACC). William and Mary improved to 2-1 for the season.

The Tribe got off to a strong start, scoring three straight goals in the first 3:15 of the match. Tech, however, would counter with a run of its own and started the comeback with a goal at the 21:36 mark from Allie Emala (So., Baltimore, Md.). Rachel Culp (Sr., Kent, Ohio) was credited with the assist. Less than a minute later, Jessica Nonn (Fr., Catonsville, Md.) brought the Hokies within one on her first goal on the contest before Dylan Garner (So., Cornelius, N.C.) tied the score at three-all on a free position shot with 14:17 remaining in the first half.

With the momentum on their side, Tech picked up another score to take the 4-3 lead with 11:23 left in the half. Culp extended her streak to 13 consecutive games with a goal scored, giving the Hokies their only lead of the match.

William and Mary would respond with a 2-0 run to regain the lead in the waning minutes of the first frame. Down 5-4, Nonn tipped a deflected shot into the Tribe net for her second goal of the contest to tie the score at 5-5, but William and Mary tacked on another goal shortly before halftime for the 6-5 advantage.

The second half belonged to William and Mary, as the Tribe would outscore the Hokies 8-3 in the period. William and Mary opened the half on a 5-0 run to push their lead to 11-5 before Nonn tallied her third goal of the game, a career-high for the freshman, with a little over 12 minutes to play. During the final minutes, the Tribe added three more goals, while Emala and Liz Carpenter (So., Lewes, Del.) netted the final two goals for Tech.

For the match, William and Mary fired 43 shots, 27 on goal, to 29 shot from the Hokies, 18 on goal. Both teams committed 16 turnovers apiece.

Kari Morrison (Sr., Springfield, Va.) started in goal for Tech and made 13 saves in the loss.

After playing three of their first four games on the road, the Hokies will return to Thompson Field for a three-game homestand starting with George Mason on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m.

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