All Time vs. Longwood: 7-2 • At VT: 4-0 • At LU: 3-2 • Neutral: 0-0
Notes: The Hokies have won their last seven meetings with Longwood ... Tech took down the Lancers a season ago in Blacksburg, 14-8 ... Megan Will had a career day against the Lancers last year, scoring six goals and assisting two more ... The Hokies are 1-0 against Big South schools this season, topping High Point last week, and will face two more Big South opponents this season (Coastal Carolina, Liberty).
-- Redshirt senior Julia Heaps set a career high with five goals and seven points in the season opener at James Madison.
-- Heaps became the second Hokie on the 2014 roster to rank among the all-time best as her three assists against High Point moved her into tenth place.
-- The Hokies return six starters from last season, including five of the team’s top seven scorers from a year ago.
-- Tech finished the 2013 season at 8-8 and has yet to suffer a losing season since head coach Megan Burker took over in 2011.
-- Tech welcomes 10 freshmen this season, as well as two new assistant coaches.
-- In this week’s polls, seven of Tech’s opponents are rankednationally, with another receiving votes.
Last Time Out
In its first game of the season at Thompson Field, Tech picked up a big win as it defeated Elon 17-7 on Sunday afternoon. Redshirt senior Julia Heaps and junior Megan Will helped lead the Hokies with four goals each in the game, and Will also added a piar of assists.
Tech created distance early, scoring the first five goals of the game. After tanking an 8-2 lead into halftime, the Hokies used a six-goal run in the second half to put the game away. Freshman Meagh Graham and sophomore Hannah Sieger each played a half in cage and combined for five saves. Tech outshot the Phoenix 43-15 in the game.
Junior Meg Bartley has already broken into the all-time top 10, and ranks fourth with 128 career draws. She has also made her second notch on the single-seasons draw list, ranking second with 69 last year.
Redshirt senior Julia Heaps broke onto the all-time assists list against High Point. Her three assists upped her career total to 35, which ties her for 10th all-time.
Junior Megan Will’s 42 goals last season landed her on the single-season scoring list, ranking seventh. She is on pace to break into the all-time scoring list this season. She has 79 goals so far.
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