September 4, 2011
Hokies match best season start as they shut out Connecticut, 1-0
Freshman Kelsey Loupee connected on the game-winner
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Hokies finished the Wake Forest Tournament undefeated as they shutout Connecticut 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Kelsey Loupee recorded her second career goal in the 79th minute to secure the victory. Tech hasn’t started a season 6-0-0 since 1994. The Huskies fell to 2-2-0 on the year.

“This was our best performance of the year,” first-year head coach Chugger Adair said. “It was a little frustrating that it was 0-0 for a long time, but we had control the whole game. Our girls played well, it’s a shame we couldn’t score more but their goalkeeper played really well. We've got to keep going and prepare for Nebraska on Friday.”

The Hokies dominated the whole game out shooting the Huskies 20-2, while taking 14 corner kicks. Three minutes into the first half, the Tech had an opportunity to score off of its first corner kick by Loupee and Kelly Conheeney took her first shot of the game. The Hokies would take six corners in the period, while limiting UConn to one.

Tech took 10 shots before Loupee found the back of the net from the top of the box at the 79:06 mark to give the Hokies the victory. Sophomore Jazmine Reeves recorded the assist.

Tech’s defense played extremely well, holding the Huskies to only two shots the whole game that all came in the second half. Sophomore Dayle Colpitts was in goal for the Hokies as she tallied her 12th career victory. Keeper Jessica Dulski charted the loss for Connecticut and recorded six saves.

The Hokies had four players make the All-Tournament team, including Shannon Mayrose, Brittany Popko, Loupee and Conheeney. The full team is listed below.

Tech returns home this weekend hosting the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational starting Friday, Sept. 9. The first game will begin at 5 p.m. between Wake Forest and Loyola (Md.). The Hokies will take on Nebraska at 7:30 p.m.

WAKE FOREST NIKE CHALLENGE ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Virginia Tech
Kelly Conheeney
Shannon Mayrose
Kelsey Loupee
Brittany Popko

Connecticut
Devin Prendergast
Jennifer Skogerboe
Jessica Dulski

Wake Forest
Katie Stengel
Kristen Meier

Campbell
Taylor Brown
Pirjo Leppikangas

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