Women's Soccer Battles to a Tie With James Madison
Hokies score two goals in draw
September 20, 2001

The Virginia Tech women's soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie with the James Madison Dukes Thursday afternoon in Blacksburg.

The Hokies struck first in the match when senior Kimmy Wyckoff (Springfield, Va.) scored off senior Joy Nsubuga's (Hollysprings, N.C.) pass. The goal came at the 24:24 mark in the match and the assist was credited to Nsubuga.

The Dukes tied the game up at the 28:26 mark when Katie McNamara hit a shot that bounced through goalkeeper Katie Hancock's (Stockton, Md.) hands. There was no assist on the play. JMU went on to take the lead just before halftime when Deanna Saracino scored off of a McNamara pass. The goal came at the 40:38 mark and McNamara was credited with an assist.

The Dukes held the lead up until the 76:25 mark when Tech's Carmen Chestnut (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) deadlocked the game for good when she beat JMU keeper Suzanne Wilson on the far post. The assists on the goal were credited to freshman Sarah Kammerer (Corapolois, Pa.) and Nsubuga.

The Hokies and James Madison battled for two overtime periods to no avail. Hancock played the entire match in goal for Tech, collecting 10 saves on 15 Duke shots. Wilson also played the entire match for JMU, grabbing eight saves on 22 Hokie shots.

The tie puts Tech at 2-2-2 on the year while the Dukes are now 2-3-1. The Hokies are back in action Sunday when they host the Connecticut Huskies. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. in Blacksburg, Va.
VIRGINIA TECH   1   1  -  2
JMU	            2   0  -  2

Shots: VT 22, JMU 15
Saves: VT 10, JMU 8
Fouls: VT 15, JMU 15
Kimmy Wyckoff (VT), assisted by Joy Nsubuga, 24:24
Katie McNamara (JMU, no assist, 28:26
Deanna Saracino (VT), assisted by Katie McNamara, 40:38
Carmen Chestnut (VT), assisted by Joy Nsubuga and Sarah Kammerer, 76:25