Men's and Women's Soccer Victorious in Double Header Against Marshall
Hokies score two shutouts over the Thundering Herd
October 25, 2000

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech men's and women's soccer programs both produced shutout victories Wednesday when they hosted the Thundering Herd from Marshall. Both the men and women won by 1-0 scores.

The day of soccer started out with a 1-0 victory for the Virginia Tech women's soccer team in their final home match of the year. In a tightly contested match throughout, Jessica Myers (Richmond, Va.) put the only goal of the match on the board at the 72:59 mark of the second half. There was no assist on the play. That would be all the Hokies needed as they collected their second shutout in a row and their seventh on the season.

Hokie goaltenders Karen Crawley (Chester, Va.) and Katie Hancock (Stockton, Md.) split time in goal and combined on the shutout. Crawley played the first half and registered four saves on five shots. Hancock played the second half and registered one save on three shots.

For the game, Virginia Tech tallied 19 shots, seven corners, five saves, and 14 fouls. Marshall registered eight shots, four corners, 3 saves, and eight fouls.

With the win, Virginia Tech improves to 9-8 on the year. They will be back in action Friday when they travel to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Flyers.

The men's team played the late match in the double header and had similar success. Tough defense was present on both sides of the field for the majority of the game. The Hokies' Fred Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil) scored the only goal in the match when he collected a pass from Greg Nicks (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and knocked it past the Marshall goalkeeper. The goal came at the 78:10 mark in the match.

Both goalkeepers played exceptionally well. Tech goalkeeper Colin Kibler (Virginia Beach, Va.) played the entire match in goal for the Hokies. He allowed no goals on 17 Marshall shots and collected seven saves in the shutout. The Herd's goalkeeper, Taly Goode (Woodbridge, Va.), posted eight saves while in goal and only allowed one goal on 17 shots.

The Hokies had 17 shots, four corners and 18 fouls in the match. Marshall tallied 17 shots, six corners and 21 fouls in the competition.

The win improves the Hokies' record to 5-8-2 on the year and drops Marshall to 12-4-1. The Tech men's soccer team is back in action Sunday when they host Xavier.

VIRGINIA TECH   0   1  -  1
MARSHALL        0   0  -  0
VIRGINIA TECH   0   1  -  1
MARSHALL        0   0  -  0

Shots: 19 (VT), 8 (MU)
Corners: 7 (VT), 4 (MU)
Saves: 5 (VT), 3 (MU)
Fouls: 14 (VT), 8 (MU)
Goals: Jessica Myers (VT), unassisted, 72:59

Shots: 17 (VT), 17 (MU)
Corners: 4 (VT), 6 (MU)
Saves: 7 (VT), 8 (MU)
Fouls: 18 (VT), 21 (MU)
Goals: Fred Silva (VT), assisted by Greg Nicks, 78:10