Seminoles Edge Hokies In Women's Soccer
Tech goalkeepers combine for 10 saves in losing effort
September 13, 2002

Box Score Virginia Tech 0, Florida St. 1
MIAMI, Fla. - In the opening game of the Miami Invitational played in Miami, Fla., the Virginia Tech women's soccer team fell short, losing a hard fought battle to Florida State, 1-0. In the 88th minute of play, Florida State's Camie Bybee scored the deciding goal with 2:50 remaining in regulation. With the loss the Hokies drop to 0-4-1 on the year as the Seminoles improve to 3-1-2 overall.

Offensively, the Seminoles controlled the tempo of the game outshooting the Hokies, 19-7, and held a 13-2 advantage on corner kicks. Tech's goalkeepers, Natasha Dirda (McKees Rocks, Pa.) and Katie Hancock (Stockton, Md.) managed to keep the Hokies in the game combining for 10 saves in a losing effort. Dirda, who started in net, made six saves and did not allow a goal in the opening 45 minutes of play. Hancock relieved Dirda in the second stanza and finished with four saves and allowed one goal.

Florida State goalkeeper, Kerry York, preserved the shutout for the Seminoles with six saves in the match.

After a day of rest on Saturday, Tech will return to action on Sunday at 2 p.m. when it will kick off the BIG EAST season with a match against tournament host Miami.

Goals by period        1  2    F
Virginia Tech (0-4-1)  0  0 -  0
Florida St. (3-1-2)    0  1 -  1

1. 87:10 FSU Camie Bybee (unassisted)

Shots: Virginia Tech 7, Florida St. 19
Saves: Virginia Tech 10 (Natasha Dirda 6, Katie Hancock 4), Florida St. 6 (Kerry York 6)