The Virginia Tech women's soccer team's season had come to an end after a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Ohio State. A late second-half goal led the Buckeyes to a victory and a chance to move on in the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies finish the season 15-4-2 overall.
The fourth-seeded Hokies held the majority of possession during the match and immensely outshot the Buckeyes, 20-5 overall and 4-2 in shots on goal.
Ashley Meier led the team with seven shots while Jordan Coburn had three. There were five other players that recorded at least one shot on the match.
In the 77th minute, Ohio State was able to score the winning goal and the only one of the game as Nichelle Prince put one in off a deflect on a defender. The Hokies began to apply more pressure after the goal and even recorded 10 shots in the last 12 minutes of the game, but unfortunately none of which led to a score.
The closest Tech came to scoring was in the 87th minute with a free kick from 25-yards by Coburn. The ball went over the wall but eventually hit the crossbar before coming back into play. Coburn also had a long-range shot during in the 31st minute of the game but it was saved by Ohio State's Jillian McVicker.
"I thought we had a good game plan and played some pretty good soccer tonight. However, we struggled to take our chances and score goals. We lacked a little passion in front of goal and that was the difference tonight. We were definitely the aggressor with shots, 20-5, and unfortunately it didn't fall for us. We gave up a goal at a bad time. I'm proud of the team and the effort they've given this year. Sad for the seniors who've had a tremendous career for us," head coach Chugger Adair said.
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