Women's Soccer Defeats Howard
Bruce Scores Two Goals in 4-2 Hokie Victory
October 15, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech women's soccer team defeated Howard University, 4-2, Sunday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va. Linda Bruce (Mechanicsville, Va.) scored two goals for the Hokies.

The Hokies opened the scoring in the match at the 14:49 mark when Emily Barnhart (Columbus, Ohio) scored off a pass from Kathy Holdsworth (Virginia Beach, Va.) The Hokie would soon add to the their one goal advantage when Jessica Russell (Arlington, Va.) took a pass from captain Carmen Chestnut (Mt. Pleasant, S.C.) and knocked it pass Howard goalkeeper Tamika Anoia. The goal came at the 33:12 mark in the match.

The Bison cut into the Tech lead when Pollyanna Williams scored at the 54:03 mark. The assist was given to Tiffany Day. The Howard rally was cut short when Bruce netted her first goal of the day. The goal came just over one minute later when Howard was called for a handball in the box. Bruce went on the score on the penalty kick. The goal came at the 55:07 mark.

Howard would respond with another goal. Karisma Horne knocked a shot past Hokie goalkeeper Karen Crawley (Chester, Va.) at the 64:46 mark. Shannon Hollins was credited with the assist. The goal made the score 3-2 in favor of the Hokies.

Bruce put Tech up for good at the 73:01 mark in the match when she scored off a Barnhart pass. The goal made the final score 4-2.

Crawley played 69:08 in goal for the Hokies. She collected six saves and allowed two goals. She was relieved by Katie Hancock (Stockton, Md.), who played the rest of the match, collecting four saves of her own and allowing no goals. Anoia played the entire match in goal for Howard. She tallied nine saves in the match and allowed four goals.

The Hokies tallied 25 shots, two corners, and 14 fouls. Howard totaled 15 shots, three corners and eight fouls.

The win puts the Hokies at 7-8 on the year. They will be back in action Sunday when they host Wheeling Jesuit.

VIRGINIA TECH   2   2  -  4
HOWARD			       0   2  -  2

Shots: 25 (VT), 15 (HU)
Corners: 2 (VT), 3 (HU)
Saves: 10 (VT), 9 (HU)
Fouls: 14 (VT), 8 (HU)
Goals: Emily Barnhart (VT), assisted by Kathy Holdsworth, 14:49
Jessica Russell (VT), assisted by Carmen Chestnut, 33:12
Pollyanna Williams (HU), assisted by Tiffany Day, 54:03
Linda Bruce (VT), unassisted (penalty kick), 55:07
Karisma Horne (HU), assisted by Shannon Hollins, 64:46
Linda Bruce (VT), assisted by Emily Barnhart, 73:01