Hokies Conclude Season
Virginia Tech drops 1-0 match at Boston College
October 26, 2003

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Virginia Tech women's soccer team concluded its 2003 season with a 1-0 loss at 19th-ranked Boston College on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles' defense limited the Hokies to just four shots as Virginia Tech finished its season 9-9-0, tying a team record for most wins in a season.

The Hokies also finished BIG EAST play 2-4-0 in the Northeast Division. Six seniors concluded their Hokie careers as well on Sunday.

Boston College's Sarah Rahko netted the match's only goal at 15:36 as the Hokie defense limited a powerful Eagle offense, which ranked second in the BIG EAST in goals, to just one score. For the Hokies, freshman keeper Mallory Soldner made six more saves, giving her 93 during her first complete season as a Hokie.

Three seniors - Jessica Myers, Emily Barnhart, and Kathy Holdsworth - each concluded their careers ranked highly in the Hokie record book. Barnhart wrapped up her career as Virginia Tech's most productive player in history, ranking first in career goals (24), assists (13) and points (61). Myers finished as the Hokies' second best all-time in assists with 12. Her 17 career goals ranks her fifth all-time, and her 46 career points ranks her third.

Holdsworth finished up a successful career ranked third with 19 goals and fifth with 41 points. Goalkeeper Katie Hancock and defenders Blair Eason and Jessica Russell also ended productive careers as Hokies.