Seniors Shine in 4-0 Win Over Marshall
Jacobson, Kammerer, Figueroa score on Senior Night
October 27, 2004 BLACKSBURG, Va. - With a decisive 4-0 victory over non-conference opponent Marshall University Wednesday evening, Virginia Tech assured itself of the first-ever winning season in school history. With the win, the Hokies finish the regular season at 10-7, while the Herd falls to 3-13-3 overall. Senior Kristel Jacobson netted the game-winning goal 1:08 into the contest. Jacobson received a pass from fellow senior Nina Figueroa and fired a shot past Ashleigh Woods for a quick 1-0 advantage from 12 yards out. The goal was Jacobson's third of the year. Sarah Kammerer found the back of the net in the 25th minute of play for a 2-0 lead. Freshman Mary Elizabeth Newton took a corner kick and played it to the senior. Kammerer launched a shot from just outside the box, recording her first goal of the season. In the first half, Tech out-shot Marshall seven to three, including five shots on goal to just one for the Herd. Each team was whistled for five fouls in the opening 45 minutes of action. In the second half, the Hokies were the aggressor, maintaining possession for a good portion of play. On a Tech corner kick at the 84:29 plateau, a Marshall player directed the ball out of the box, where Newton took a dribble and sent a shot over Woods for a 3-0 advantage. Newton's goal was the first of her career. Two minutes later, Lindsay Alexander took a direct kick from 19 yards out. Alexander hit a low, line-drive shot that tucked in the left corner of the net for the final 4-0 score. Alexander's goal was the first of her career. Senior Ryan Johnson totaled two shots, including one on goal for the Hokies. Both shots came in the second half. For the game, Tech tallied 19 shots, including 11 shots on goal. Marshall managed five shots, including three shots on goal. Tech amassed four corner kicks to just two for the Herd. Goalkeeper Mallory Soldner corralled three saves, while Woods accounted for seven in the losing effort. Each team was whistled for seven fouls in the contest. In addition to the school-record 10 wins, the Hokies totaled 40 goals as a team and 36 assists, for a total of 116 points. All three are new records. This was the last regular season home match for seniors Figueroa, Jacobson, Johnson and Kammerer. The next game for Tech will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. The opponent and time has yet to be determined.