Busy Week Ahead For Women's Soccer
Weekly notes for Oct. 8-15
October 8, 2003 THIS WEEK IN HOKIE WOMEN'S SOCCER: Wednesday, Oct. 8 - Hokies at Radford University, 4 p.m., in Radford, Va. Friday, Oct. 10 - Hokies host University of Miami, 7 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium Sunday, Oct. 12 - Hokies at Old Dominion, 3 p.m., in Norfolk, Va. BUSY WEEK: The Virginia Tech women's soccer team goes into perhaps it's busiest part of the schedule with three matches in five days this week. However, the travel involved in the two road matches this week is relatively short - 20-minute ride and about a five-hour ride. SERIES RESULTS: The Hokies own a 7-2-0 advantage in the series with Radford. The Hokies have won four consecutive matches against the Highlanders, including a 1-0 win last year. Miami leads the short series 1-0-1. In 2002, the Hurricanes defeated the Hokies 2-1. Virginia Tech controls the series with Old Dominion 7-2-0. They have won three straight over the Monarchs, including last year's 2-1 triumph. SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS: * Radford is 5-4-0 on the year. Nikki Porter has been close to unstoppable. She has nine goals (1.0 gpm) and four assists. * The Miami Hurricanes are 7-5-0 and 1-1-0 in the BIG EAST Northeast Division. Lindsey Yach leads the team with seven goals to rank eighth in the league. * The Old Dominion Monarchs are 15-3 in 2003. Laura Beeman has scored five of the team's eight goals. HOKIE TRACKS: The Hokies have split the last four matches...Senior Jessica Myers has scored a point in five consecutive matches...Sophomore Shannon Poach scored her first goal of the season against Seton Hall...The Hokies rank second in the BIG EAST in saves...The Hokies have tied their win total from all of last year when they finished 6-11-1. A LOOK AT THE BIG EAST: The Virginia Tech Hokies are currently in a four-way tie for second place in the Northeast Division. Syracuse, Miami, St. John's and the Hokies are all knotted up with three points each WHERE THE HOKIES STAND: A quick look at where the Hokies stand in the conference stats: Shots - 9th, Goals - 4th, Points - 5th, Goals Per Match - 3rd , Assists - 6th, Assists Per match - 6th, Goals Against Average - 14th, Saves - 2nd, Shutouts - 10th, Corner Kicks - 9th INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: A quick look at where the Hokie players rank in the conference stats: Shots - Jessica Myers, 9th, Shots Per Match - Jessica Myers, 7th, Points - Jessica Myers, 7th, Points Per Match - Jessica Myers, 7th, Goals - Kathy Holdsworth, 8th, Goals - Emily Barnhart, 8th, Goals Per Match - Kathy Holdsworth, 8th, Goals Per Match - Emily Barnhart, 8th, Assists - Jessica Myers, 3rd, Assists Per Match - Jessica Myers, 3rd, Game-Winning Goals - Jessica Myers, 3rd, Saves - Mallory Soldner, 2nd, Saves Per Match - Mallory Soldner, 2nd, Shutouts - Mallory Soldner, 9th ADDING ON: Senior Emily Barnhart continues to add to her career record numbers. She owns career record for goals (22), assists (13) and points (57). MYERS MAKING A MOVE: While Emily Barnhart just set records for career goals and points, senior Jessica Myers is making a strong push to catch her teammate. Myers has scored in five consecutive matches, bringing her career total to 16 goals, 12 assists and 44 points. Myers is currently in fifth place in career goals, one behind teammate Kathy Holdsworth. She is in second place in career assists, one behind teammate Emily Barnhart and in fourth place in career points, two behind Shannon Otto (1996-99). She also needs just one more assist to tie Wendy Kotwas' record for season assists with eight. WORTH EVERYTHING: Senior Kathy Holdsworth is putting together another solid season in her final year in Blacksburg. She is tied for the team-lead with seven goals, giving her 18 for her career. She scored two goals this week, one in each match, and has actually moved ahead of fellow senior Jessica Myers in career goals. She also has three career assists for 39 points, which ranks sixth all-time. NO SHORTAGE OF GOALS: The Hokies haven't had much trouble scoring this season. In 11 matches, the Hokies are averaging 2.3 goals per match. They have scored at least three goals in a match six times this season. UP NEXT: The Hokies host Georgetown on Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.