No. 15 Tech plays to 1-1 draw at William & Mary
    Zehender notches second goal of season
    September 22, 2007

    Box Score No. 15 Virginia Tech 1, William & Mary 1 (2 OT)
     
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- The 15th-ranked Virginia Tech men's soccer team played to a 1-1 draw against William & Mary on Saturday at Albert-Daly Field in Williamsburg, Va. The Hokies' five-match win streak was snapped just one victory shy of tying for the second-longest win streak in school history.

    Even with the tie, the Hokies have gone 5-0-1 in their last six matches and their six-match stretch without a loss is the second-longest unbeaten streak under Weiss. Tech went on a 10-match unbeaten streak between Sept. 27 and Oct. 29, 2005. It ties the 1980 squad for the third-longest such stretch, while the 1970 team went seven games without a loss and the 2005 team set the school record.

    The Hokies are now 1-0-1 in overtime this season, out shooting the Tribe 18-9 and also holding a 15-5 advantage in corner kicks during the match.

    Tech trailed 1-0 just three minutes into the match after William & Mary's Price Thomas gave the Tribe (2-3-2) an early advantage. The Hokies controlled the tempo the rest of the way and eventually gained an 8-6 edge in shots at halftime but could not take advantage in the first 45 minutes.

    Tech (5-1-1, 1-0-0 ACC) finally capitalized on their increased chances and responded with an early-half score of its own, just five minutes into the second. The Hokies scored off a James Gilson corner kick early in the second half when Georg Zehender connected on a header off the bottom of the far post to tie the match. Zehender leads the team with six points this season off two goals and two assists. Tech moved to 2-1-1 when its opponents score first.

    Sophomore goalkeeper Brendan Dunn played the first 45 minutes in net for Tech and was spelled by Markus Aigner. Aigner received his first decision of the season and is now 0-0-1 this season.

    The Hokies host Richmond at 7 p.m., on Tuesday at Tech Soccer Stadium. Jerry Massey will have the play-by-play on ACC Select.

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