Women's soccer drops 3-2 decision to James Madison
Mallory Jones notches her first career goal, Erin Moore ties Hokie career assist leader
September 8, 2006

Box Score James Madison 3, Virginia Tech 2
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech women's soccer team recorded its first loss of the season to James Madison, Friday, during its first game in the Virginia Tech Tournament. JMU notched three goals to Tech's two for the win.

It was a late goal in the second half that gave the Dukes the win over the Hokies. With only eight minutes left in the game, Jess Remmes collected a cross from Sarah Cebulski six yards from the mouth of the goal. Remmes turned and put it just past Tech's goalkeeper Mallory Soldner for the win.

The game opened evenly, with both teams earning shots on goal. It was James Madison that made the score 1-0 in the 20th minute of play. Teri Maykoski knocked in an Annie Lowry corner kick for the James Madison mark.

Tech rallied less then ten minutes later to tie the game up at 1. Hokies co-captain Heather Hallberg knocked in her first goal of the season after a dual-assist from Mauri Liberati and Julian Johnson.

The end of the stanza came with the Dukes out-shooting Tech 8-4 and with both teams even on corners. JMU lead the foul count 8-6.

The tied game continued for ten minutes into the second half. At the 55:19 mark, Lowry sent in a cross that went to the far post where Sarah Cebulski was waiting. Cebulski knocked the ball behind Soldner to give the Dukes the edge 2-1.

The Hokies battled back for the second time during the game with Mallory Jones notching her first collegiate goal at the 62:44 mark. Jones collected a ball in front of the net from Laurie Beth Puglisi and Erin Moore. The Dukes rallied for the late score and the win at 82:35.

Moore's assists to the Hokies's second goal gave the junior 13 career assists. The number propels her to the top of Tech's career assist list, tying former-Hokie Emily Barnhart in the No. 1 spot.

In shots, both team were even with 14, while the Hokies had the edge in corner kicks, 8-4. Both keepers recorded three saves on the night and the Dukes held the foul count 14-8. James Madison improves to 2-3, while the Hokies fall to 3-1-1.

James Madison will take on No. 20 Wake Forest, Sunday, at 1 p.m., for both teams' final game in the Virginia Tech Tournament. Tech will wrap the weekend up with a match shortly after against Liberty.