Tech Ties East Carolina In Tournament Opener
Barnhart, Trout finish with one goal apiece
September 6, 2002

Game statistics VT 2 - ECU 2
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In the opening game of the Charlotte Classic, the Virginia Tech women's soccer team tied East Carolina, 2-2, in double overtime at Transamerica Field in Charlotte, N.C. With the tie, the Hokies' record moves to 0-2-1 as East Carolina stands at 2-0-1.

Tech freshman Kjersti Trout (Stafford, Va.) scored the first goal of the match in the 15th minute of play on a shot from 25-yards out. Trout's goal, the first of her career, was the Hokies' first score of the 2002 season.

Junior Emily Barnhart (Columbus, Ohio) increased Tech's lead nearly two minutes later giving the Hokies a two-goal advantage. Barnhart received a pass from junior co-captain Kathy Holdsworth (Sarasota, Fla.) and scored the second goal of the match in the 17th minute.

East Carolina trimmed Tech's lead to 2-1 in the 18th minute when Pirates freshman Meghan McCallion scored an unassisted breakaway goal.

In second half action, East Carolina knotted the score at 2-2 in the 53rd minute when Amanda Duffy scored off an assist from McCallion forcing overtime.

Tech goalkeeper Katie Hancock (Stockton, Md.) made five saves in her first appearance of the 2002 season. Hancock sat out the first two matches recovering from an injury.

The Hokies will return to action on Sunday when they face the host Charlotte 49ers in their final game of the weekend tournament. Kick off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Score by Games         1  2 OT O2   Score
-----------------     -- -- -- --   -----
Virginia Tech (0-2-1)  2  0  0  0  -  2
East Carolina (2-0-1)  1  1  0  0  -  2
   Time   Team  ## Goal Scorer           ## Assists
1. 14:10   VT    5 TROUT, Kjersti (1)
2. 16:07   VT   21 BARNHART, Emily (1)   15 HOLDSWORTH, Kathy
3. 17:40  ECU   28 MCCALLION, MEGHAN (2)
4. 52:04  ECU   10 DUFFY, AMANDA (2)     28 MCCALLION, MEGHAN

Shots: Virginia Tech 13, East Carolina 14
Saves: Virginia Tech 5 (HANCOCK, Katie 5), East Carolina 7 (CHURCH, Lauren 7)