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Volunteers Come to Blacksburg

On Sunday the Hokies hosted the Volunteers, and look to be the first team of the season to score on the Tennessee squad.

On Sunday Virginia Tech’s women’s soccer hosted the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson Field in Blacksburg.

The first half of regulation finished scoreless. Mid-way through the second half Tennessee’s Mackenzie Gouner scored, putting the Vols up 1-0. The situation looked precarious for the Hokies until a late goal from freshmen Kristina Diana tied the game, eventually sending the teams into extra periods. VPI outshot the Volunteers 9-0 in overtime, but ultimately failed to capitalize. Virginia Tech demonstrated another solid offensive effort, out-shooting Tennessee 23-11. Ashley Meier led the team with eight shots followed by Murielle Tiernan who had five. The lone Hokie score was also Diana’s first collegiate goal.

With the tie both teams remain undefeated and the NSCAA No. 9 Hokies now stand with a record of 3-0-1. For the first three games of the 2015 season no opposing squad was able to score on the Volunteers. Virginia Tech was able to overcome that trend with their late goal. Tennessee leaves Blacksburg, with their third draw, at 1-0-3.

Virginia Tech’s next opponent is in-state rival, Longwood University. The Lancers and Hokies will square off in Blacksburg on Wednesday September 2 at 7 PM EST. VPI has never lost to Longwood, and leads the series 5-0. Virginia Tech’s combined scoring against the Lancers is 15-1, and last year Virginia Tech defeated Longwood 4-1. The women of VPI soccer look to continue their undefeated streak this season. The Longwood match will be the season’s first game to be streamed on the Hokies Xtra service.

The full box score against Tennessee can be viewed here.