Moore lifts Hokies past Longwood
Erin Moore scores first collegiate goal
September 6, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - On a rain soaked field, the Longwood Lancers pushed Virginia Tech to the limit Monday night before Erin Moore broke through for her first collegiate goal in the 66th minute of action. The Hokies received another goal in the 73rd minute from Ashley Stinson for the 2-0 victory. With the win, Tech improves to 4-0 on the season while Longwood falls to 0-4.

In the first half, the majority of the play was with Tech on the offensive side of the ball, but the Hokies were unable to capitalize on any of their chances. Tech blasted 12 shots on Longwood goalie Anne Whitmore, five of which were on goal. The visitors had two shots against the tough Hokie defense, but neither was a shot on goal. Tech had three corner kicks to none for Longwood.

The Hokies had two good scoring chances in the half, but Stinson had two attempts blocked by the Lancers' defense from under five yards out. Both chances came off a corner kick, but Longwood was able to blast the ball out of the box and regroup.

In the second half, both teams had opportunities to score, but the Hokies made the most of their chances as Moore received a cross from Stinson and chipped a shot past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Anne Whitmore for the 1-0 victory. Heather Hallberg was also credited with an assist on the play. At the 72:50 mark, Stinson dribbled past three defenders and blasted a shot into the right corner of the net for the 2-0 final score. That goal was Stinson's seventh of the season.

For the game, Tech out-shot the visitors 23-5 and had six corner kicks to three for the Lancers. Whitmore tallied nine saves on the evening while Mallory Soldner had one for the home squad.

Soldner recorded her third shutout of the year. With the shutout, Soldner moved into a tie for second place on the all-time shutout list for Tech with Dani DeSario. Both goalies have 8.5 shutouts in their career.

Tech travels to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday when it squares off against Dayton at 5 p.m. The Hokies face Ohio State on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m., before coming home to face the College of Charleston on Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m.