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Tech Drops 1-0 Game To JMU
Harrison tallies two saves
September 4, 2005

Box Score James Madison 1, Virginia Tech 0
 
HARRISONBURG, Va. - Sophomore Lasse Kokko scored the lone goal of the game off a throw in from junior Mike Tuddenham, securing a 1-0 win for host James Madison over the visiting Hokies of Virginia Tech in the final game of the JMU Tournament.

The loss drops Tech to 1-1 on the season while the Dukes rebounded from a 1-0 loss on Friday to Bucknell, evening their record at 1-1.

"Overall, we played very well today and lost," head coach Oliver Weiss said. "The effort and intensity was there. We made one mistake on a throw-in and it cost us."

Tuddenham hit Kokko with a pass, who then played it past Tech's senior goalkeeper, Chase Harrison (Huntington, W. Va.), at the 31:51 mark of the first half.

The Hokies had several chances in the second half, but were unable to convert. For the game, Tech out-shot JMU 11-7, including 9-4 in the final forty-five minutes, but neither squad had many attempts on goal. The Dukes and Hokies each had three shots on goal.

"We pressured James Madison the entire second half," Weiss said. "We had some chances, but we weren't able to put any away."

James Madison's Kevin Trapp tallied three saves on the afternoon to two for Tech's Harrison.

"I have to give James Madison credit," Weiss said. "They played a good game.

"We had a few chances and didn't take advantage of them. We have to learn from our mistakes and focus on our upcoming game against Tulsa," Weiss said.

The Hokies return to action at home on Friday when they face Tulsa at 7:45 p.m., in the Virginia Tech Classic.

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