Hokies down William & Mary in thriller, 1-0

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech defeated William & Mary, 1-0, in women’s soccer action Thursday night at Thompson Field. The Hokies improve to 4-0-1 overall, while the Tribe falls to 4-1.

The match remained even throughout the first 85 minutes, despite Tech holding a large lead in shots. Then, with 5:06 remaining in regulation, the Tribe’s Alex Kuhnle was hit with a yellow card just outside the box, resulting in a free kick for the Hokies. Redshirt senior Kallie Peurifoy found the back of the net in the upper left corner on the kick to give Tech a 1-0 lead. Tech fought off several late charges by William & Mary to preserve the victory.

Tech held a decisive lead in most offensive categories, including a whopping 17-2 advantage in shots and 7-1 in shots on goal. Mandy McGlynn stopped the only shot on goal she faced for a save.


The Hokies return to action on Monday night, as they close out this four-game home stand against Longwood at 7 p.m. at Thompson Field.

The Hokies improve to 3-5 all-time against the Tribe.

Peurifoy’s goal is the eight of the year by the Hokies. Seven different Hokies have accounted for the four goals.


“It was a very good win for us. William and Mary is a very good team, well-organized. Tonight, they really came to sit in and make it difficult for us to play in attack.”

“I thought we really controlled the game, controlled the tempo from start to finish. We were just knocking on the door, knocking on the door. It was just a matter of time. I was glad to see one went in, finally.”

“The winning goal was a tremendous strike from Kallie Peurifoy. It’s an early season candidate for goal of the year, especially a goal on a free kick, which was exciting.”

“That goal was great to see, especially in front of such a huge crowd. The crowd was great tonight. Virginia Tech and the Hokies’ supporters were really out tonight and it was a great environment tonight at the game. The players really enjoyed playing in front of this great crowd. Thank you to the supporters.”

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