Hokies Win Third Consecutive Match
Virginia Tech hands Marshall 3-0 defeat
September 7, 2003

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - After a season-opening loss at George Mason, the Virginia Tech women's soccer team has now reeled off three consecutive victories. The latest win came at Marshall on Sunday as the Hokies edged the Thundering Herd 3-0.

Virginia Tech had little problem in disposing of the host team as they out shot the Thundering Herd 22-9 and got goals from senior Jessica Myers, sophomore Molly McCall and junior Sarah Kammerer. Freshman goalkeeper Mallory Soldner shut out Marshall for the first half, and then gave way to junior Natasha Dirda, who preserved the win.

Myers, who has scored goals in three consecutive matches, notched the eventual game-winner at 30:02. Sophomore Shannon Poach assisted her teammate on the play as Myers tallied her fourth goal of the year and 14th of her career, moving her to fourth in career goals. McCall netted her first goal of the 2003 season just seconds before halftime, at 44:54, to give the Hokies a 2-0 lead. Kammerer was credited with the assist on the play as the teams scrambled in front of the Marshall net. McCall found an opening and beat Thundering herd keeper Ashley Woods.

Kammerer then closed the scoring just seconds after the final half began. She found herself on a breakaway at 45:34 and slammed a successful shot past Woods.

Soldner made four saves in the first half, while Dirda snuffed out three Thundering Herd attempts in the second stanza as the pair combined for the Virginia Tech's second consecutive team shutout. The aggressive Hokie offense also generated nine corner kicks, while the defensive unit allowed just one corner kick for Marshall.

The Hokies will try for their first ever win against James Madison on Thursday as the Dukes ascend upon Moseley Field for a 7 p.m. match.