Hokies End Virginia Tech Classic With 1-0 Win Over WVU
Reed scores lone goal in victory
September 12, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Marcus Reed scored the lone goal of the game in the 70th minute in the Virginia Tech 1-0 victory over West Virginia Sunday afternoon in the Virginia Tech Classic. The win pushes the Hokies to 3-2 on the season while the loss drops the Mountaineers to 2-2.

After receiving a pass from Ben Nason at the top of the box, Reed dribbled past one defender. Nick Noble, the WVU goalie, was the only one between Reed and the goal. Noble dove to his left and saw Reed going to his right before Reed chipped the ball into the net from five yards out for the game-winning goal.

The Mountaineers had several chances to score in the closing minutes, but could not find the back of the net. Matt Anstey and Dan Stratford each had shots blocked by Hokie defenders. WVU even pushed its goalie into Tech's box in the final two minutes for an added offensive threat.

With time expiring in the contest, Nason stole the ball at the top of the box and dribbled out the clock, ensuring the Tech victory.

The shutout was the third for the Hokies this season. Goalkeeper Chase Harrison did not have a save as all five shot attempts for the visitors were either blocked or not a shot on goal.

For the game, Tech outshot WVU nine to five, but the Mountaineers had six corner kicks to five for the home team.

WVU had nine fouls in the game to only four for the Hokies. WVU's Jarrod Smith was given a yellow card in the 16th minute of action.

On the season, Reed has four goals while Nason has four assists.

The Hokies return to action on Friday when they travel to State College, Pa., as they face the Nittany Lions of Penn State at 7:45 p.m. in the Penn State Nike Classic.

In the opening game of the day, James Madison's Frank D'Agostino began the scoring in the 12th minute of action as the Dukes defeated Liberty 2-0. The win pushes JMU to 4-0 on the season while Liberty falls to 2-2-1 on the year.

D'Agostino blasted a shot from five yards out for the 1-0 lead. Lasse Kokko added an insurance goal at the 64:16 plateau after receiving a cross from the left side of the goal from Sean Young.

The Dukes' goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp, recorded seven saves on the afternoon, while his counterpart, K.J. Sabotchick, had three in the losing effort.

In a foul-plagued contest, the teams combined for 23 fouls and four yellow cards.