BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Hokie offense sprouted late in the match to lead Virginia Tech women’s soccer to a 4-1 advantage over East Carolina in each team’s opening exhibition of the 2011 season.
The Pirates fired back at the beginning of the third period when Caty Butler fired from 18-yards back to put ECU on the board and tie the match. Shortly after, sophomore Jazmine Reeves was setup by freshman Kelsey Loupee and shot from 12-yards back to give Tech the lead.
The Hokies never looked back when Kelly Conheeney ripped a shot into the upper far post from 25-yards back (85:34), while 20-minutes later freshman Kelsey Loupee was assisted by Katie Cramp to secure the match.
Tech out shot ECU 18-8 and took six corner kicks, while the Pirates recorded nine saves.
The Hokies will open their 2011 season when they travel to UNC Greensboro for a 7 p.m. matchup on Aug. 19.
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