Georgetown Edges Hokies
Hoyas score lone goal off deflected corner kick
October 16, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - On a chilly night at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium Thursday, the Hokie women's soccer team could not get hot on offense and dropped a 1-0 decision to the visiting Georgetown Hoyas. The match did not, however, count in the BIG EAST standings.

Virginia Tech fell to 8-7-0 with three regular season matches remaining, while the Hoyas moved to 5-9-1.

"We scored so many goals early in the season, and I think we got a little bit used to that. Lately, we haven't been able to score goals as easily, and that has hurt us. But we have three more matches left, and I know this team won't quit," said head coach Kelly Cagle.

In Thursday's match, the Hoyas netted the match's lone goal in the 17th minute. After Hokie keeper Mallory Soldner deflected a Hoya corner kick, Elizabeth Roberti collected the ball and slammed a shot from the left side edge of the box that rose over Soldner's hands and into the upper right corner of the net.

The Hokies generated 15 shots on the night, and at one point, they had seven to just one for the Hoyas. However, Georgetown finished the match with 17 shots. The Hokies had six corner kicks, while the Hoyas managed seven. Soldner took the tough-luck loss despite making five saves. For the Hokies, senior Emily Barnhart led the team with five shots.

The Hokies will host Rutgers on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m in another non-standings match. Six seniors will be playing in their final home match, and a special presentation honoring that group will take place before the match.