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Dillie leads Tech to 3-0 victory
Hokies defeat neighboring Radford
September 25, 2004

RADFORD, Va. - Brent Dillie netted two goals against Radford Saturday evening at Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium, leading Virginia Tech to a 3-0 defeat in the battle of the "New River Rock." The win evens the Hokies' record at 4-4 while the Highlanders drop to 1-2-3 on the season.

With just under three minutes left in the opening stanza, Dillie tallied the game-winner when Magnus Einarrson served a ball into the box that was then chipped by Greg Roach to Dillie, who promptly found the back of the net from 10 yards out. The Hokies went into halftime with a 1-0 lead they would not relinquish.

In the 57th minute, Dillie added an insurance goal when Bailey Allman found him off a corner kick, beating Radford's goalkeeper, Omar Zinoveev.

Freshman Marcus Reed put the game away in the 82nd minute when he found a loose ball in the box after a save by Zinoveev. Reed's strike increased Tech's advantage to 3-0, which would be the final score.

The crowd of 2061 saw the visitors record 12 shots to just five for Radford. Of the 12 shots by Tech, eight were shots on goal while the Highlanders had just two. The Hokies amassed seven corner kicks to two for their counterparts.

"We played excellent defense tonight," said head coach Oliver Weiss. "The key was limiting them to hardly any shots on goal. Dillie was very consistent tonight and was quick to counter. Ian Taylor played well from his position tonight. Overall, it was a good team effort."

Zinoveev totaled five saves on the night. Tech goalkeeper Chase Harrison tallied two in his fourth shutout of the season. The shutout was Harrison's 12th for his career, moving him into sole possession of second place for career shutouts at Virginia Tech. He is three shy of tying Colin Kibler's mark of 15, which was set from 1998-2001.

The Hokies return home Tuesday evening when they face Wake Forest in their first ever Atlantic Coast Conference contest. The match begins at 7 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.

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