Women's Soccer Grabs First Win of the Year
Myers scores two in win
September 7, 2001

The Virginia Tech women's soccer team reached its first win of the year Friday night with a 3-2 victory over the UNC Greensboro Spartans. The game was played as part of the Adidas/Spartan Classic tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

The Hokies jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when sophomore Jessica Myers (Richmond, Va.) scored off of a through ball sent by junior Krista Dooley (Richmond, Va.) Myers took the pass and was open on the break and beat the Spartan goalkeeper. The goal was scored at the 11:54 mark in the match.

Tech upped its lead to 2-0 when Myers struck again at the 26:26 mark. Senior Carmen Chestnut (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) crossed the ball into the box and Myers was there for the goal.

The Hokies took a decisive 3-0 lead in the later minutes of the first half when sophomore Emily Barnhart (Columbus, Ohio) scored at the 36:48 mark. Barnhart scored on a long ball and no assist was credited on the play.

UNC Greensboro battled back to within one goal in the second half. Jaime Ableman scored at the 63:39 mark to cut the Hokie lead to two goals and Lynsey McLean pulled the Spartans to within one goal when she scored on a penalty kick at the 84:31 mark. The Tech defense held out and nabbed its first win of the year.

Sophomore Katie Hancock (Stockton, Md.) played the entire match in goal for the Hokies, grabbing six saves on 19 UNC Greensboro shots. Spartan goalkeeper Kathryn Clewly also played the entire match, allowing three goals on 13 Hokie shots.

The win gives Tech a 1-1-1 record on the year and drops UNCG to 2-1. The Hokies are back in action Sunday when they take on Western Carolina in Greensboro, N.C.

VIRGINIA TECH   3   0 - 3
UNCG            0   2 - 2

Shots: VT 19 , UNCG 13
Saves: VT 6, UNCG 5
Fouls: VT 14, UNCG 11

Jessica Myers (VT), assisted by Krista Dooley, 11:54
Jessica Myers (VT), assisted by Carmen Chestnut, 26:26
Emily Barnhart (VT), unassisted, 36:48
Jaime Ableman (UNCG), assisted by Kate Dylag, 63:39
Lynsey McLean (UNCG), Penalty Kick, 84:31