Stinson's goal lifts Tech over CC
Hokies record third consecutive shut out
September 16, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Sophomore Ashley Stinson's (Acworth, Ga.) second half goal sparked the Virginia Tech women's soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over Colorado College Friday evening at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. After a scoreless first half, Stinson was on the receiving end of a Elizabeth Guise (Midlothian, Va.) cross from the near side to the middle of the box. The sophomore used her head to direct the ball past CC goalkeeper Geneva Sills on the right side. It was the reigning freshman All-American's third goal of the season. "This is our best result to date," Tech head coach Kelly Cagle said. "We came in against a very hot team and got the win. I'm mostly proud of our kids who didn't hang their heads after we missed some early chances." Tech had the better scoring opportunities most of the night. Less than 10 minutes into the first half, sophomore Mary Elizabeth Newton (Adairsville, Ga.) rang a high-arching shot off the far post with the keeper out of position. Later in the half, sophomore Erin Moore (Poolesville, Md.) crossed the ball from the near side of the field in front of an open net, but nobody could redirect the ball. Cagle's team seemed to have control of the match most of the way. The Hokies out-shot CC, 9-7, including four shots on net. Junior goalkeeper Mallory Soldner (Lanesville, Ind.) needed to make just one save to earn her third shut out of the season. Friday's blanking marked the third consecutive shutout for the Hokies. Stinson and Newton led the offense for Tech, collecting three shots apiece. Jessica Beinlich paced the Tiger attack with three shots as well. Tech (4-2-1 overall) will host UNC Greensboro Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Soccer Stadium. "Our job now is to get refocused for Sunday's match," Cagle said. "This is the best UNC Greensboro team they've had in the last five years."