Hokies Defeat High Point in Overtime Thriller
Harrison ties two school records in shutout win
October 12, 2004 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Senior Forward Bailey Allman scored a goal off of a penalty kick to defeat High Point 1-0 in overtime. With the win over the non-conference foe, the Hokies' record improves to 7-5. High Point falls to 5-8. The penalty kick was awarded in the 92nd minute after freshman midfielder Kevin Edwards was fouled in the goal box by Victor Harrison. Allman calmly stepped up and knocked the ball in the back of the net past the diving, outstretched Chris Michener. With the shutout, goalkeeper Chase Harrison moves into a tie for first place with Colin Kibler for most shutouts in a season with 7 and most for a career with 15. Harrison recorded 3 saves on the night. For the match, the Hokies outshot High Point, tallying 15 shots to the Panthers' seven. Tech led in corner kicks eight to two. High Point had one more foul than Tech, collecting two yellow cards and one red card resulting from Harrison's infraction in overtime. In the loss Michener stopped one shot, and the other High Point goalkeeper, Matt Long, recorded one save. Tech was led in shots by sophomore midfielder Ben Nason and Edwards with three each. High Point's Patrick Althoff and Gordon Smith had two shots each and the Hokies held the Panthers' leading scorer and shooter Chris Archer to just one opportunity. The next contest for Virginia Tech comes on Sunday, October 17 in Blacksburg. The Hokies host ACC foe Maryland at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.