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Hokies Fall to Notre Dame in Regular Season Finale

NCAA Tournament Selection Show Scheduled for Nov. 9

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The fifth-ranked Hokies women's soccer team fell to 14th-ranked Notre Dame, 3-0 on Friday night. With the loss, the Hokies overall record fell to 14-3-2 and 6-3-1 in conference play.

The match was scoreless going into intermission and continued late into the second half. Notre Dame scored twice in 19 seconds during the 73rd minute of the game to give them a 2-0 lead. The Hokies tried to make a comeback, but were unsuccessful. In the last few seconds of the match, Anna Gilbertson netted in another goal, which led to Notre Dame's 3-0 victory.

The Fighting Irish out shot the Hokies, 21-9, including a 9-2 advantage in the first half. Kaylyn Smith recorded a career-high 10 saves in the match.

"I was disappointed in the result tonight," head coach Chugger Adair said. "It was a tough road match against a very good Notre Dame team. I think we did a good job getting to halftime tied 0-0.

Adair also added he felt there were some good opportunities for the Hokies during the second half, but they were unfortunately unable to capitalize on those.

The Hokies finished out the regular season in fifth place, in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They must now wait for the NCAA selection show to learn their fate in the NCAA Tournament, the selection show is set for November 9.

The ACC Tournament is scheduled for this weekend in Cary, North Carolina -- however the Hokies will not be in attendance, as only the top four teams in the ACC will compete.