Tech Falls In Double Overtime To Tulsa
Roach nets two goals; Lawrence gets an assist
September 9, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - On the first day of the third annual Virginia Tech Classic, the Hokies dropped a 4-3 double-overtime decision to Tulsa while James Madison scored two late goals to defeat Penn State 2-1 in the opening game. The Hokies fall to 1-2 overall while the Golden Hurricane improves to 1-1-1. Jonathan Lange received a pass from Tom Goddard on a breakaway in the 101st minute, beating Tech's Chase Harrison for the game-wining goal. Senior Greg Roach netted two goals on the night for Tech. Roach opened the scoring in the ninth minute of action after Bo Lawrence played the ball into the box from the endline. Roach then beat Tulsa's Dominic Cervi, giving the Hokies a quick 1-0 lead. The Hokies had several chances in the opening half to build upon their lead, but were unable to connect. Tech had several chances to score in the first 45 minutes when the Golden Hurricane' defense was out of position, but failed to convert. The score remained 1-0 until Magnus Einarsson took a corner kick in the 48th minute of play. Playing the ball from the near corner, Einarsson hit a ball into the box, where a Tulsa defender headed it into his own goal, giving the Hokies a 2-0 advantage. Tulsa's Kyle Brown received a pass from Matt Wiley from the midfield stripe, streakng past a tight Tech defense, bringing the visitors to within one goal, 2-1, at the 74:53 mark. Less than three minutes later, Brown played a ball from the endline to Eric Burkholder, who promptly netted the game-tying goal. Tech would regain the lead in the 81st minute only to have the Golden Hurricane tie the contest with under a minute left in regulation. After a shot from Scott Spangler that hit the crossbar, Roach took the rebound and blasted home his second goal of the night. At the 89:16 mark, Goddard tallied a goal from 10 yards out, tying the score at three apiece. Both teams played to a draw in the first overtime, with the defenses dominating the period. Neither team was able to get a shot off. Cervi totaled five saves in the win while Harrison garnered three in the loss. With the three saves, Harrison moves into fifth place on Tech's career saves list, surpassing David Tenney. In the first game of the night, Lasse Kokko took a pass from Kurt Morsink in the 87th minute to give James Madison a 2-1 victory over Penn State. After an early goal by the Nittany Lions' Jason Yeisley, both defenses held the offenses at bay, with most of the action happening in the middle of the field. With under 10 minutes remaining, the Dukes' Nick Zimmerman weaved through three defenders, netting a goal from 10 yards out to tie the game at 1-1. For Penn State, Conrad Taylor tallied two saves while James Madison's Matt Glaeser recorded four. Four players were called for yellow cards in the defensive battle. Penn State falls to 0-3 on the season while James Madison improves to 2-1. All four teams return to action on Sunday. James Madison takes on Tulsa at noon while the Hokies host the Nittany Lions in the final contest of the Virginia Tech Classic at 3 p.m., in the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium.