Women's Soccer Debuts the 2001 Season With a Tie
Barnhart scores lone Hokie goal
August 31, 2001

The Virginia Tech women's soccer team kicked off their 2001 season by battling to a tie with the 49ers from Charlotte. This was the team's first game on the new Frank O. Moseley field.

The 49ers got on the board first at the 39:23 mark in the match on a goal by Jennie Leeder. Leeder's shot passed over Hokie goalkeeper Katie Hancock's (Stockton, Md.) head and bounced off the far pole into the goal. There was no assist on the play.

The Hokies wasted little time replying to the 49er goal. At the 55:43 mark, sophomore Emily Barnhart (Columbus, Ohio) booted a goal past Charlotte keeper, Jenn Howell, tying the match at 1-1. There was also no assist on her goal. Tech and the 49ers would then go on to play over 64-minutes of scoreless soccer.

Both keepers played the entire match in goal for their respective teams. Hancock collected six saves for the Hokies and Howell produced six saves as well.

With the tie the Hokies are now 0-0-1 on the season This also marked the 2001 season debut for the 49ers. Tech will play their first game in the BIG EAST conference Monday at 1 p.m. when they host the Seton Hall Pirates.

VIRGINIA TECH  0  1  0  0 - 1
CHARLOTTE      1  0  0  0 - 1

Shots: VT 20, CHAR 12
Saves: VT 6, CHAR 6
Fouls: VT 17, CHAR 11
Goals: Jennie Leeder (Char), no assist, 39:23
Emily Barnhart (VT), no assist, 55:38