Oct. 16, 2011
Box Score |
RALEIGH, N.C. – Jazmine Reeves scored in the 68th minute to send Virginia Tech to a 1-0 win over NC State in ACC women’s soccer action Sunday afternoon from Dail Soccer Field.
Virginia Tech improves to 11-4-1, 3-3-1 in the ACC, while the Wolfpack falls to 9-6-2 on the season, and 0-5-2 in the ACC.
A free kick from Kelsey Mitchell began the play that ultimately decided the match. Her lofted ball found the head of Reeves and she connected for her fifth goal this season at 67:22.
Playing with a hint of desperation down a goal, senior defender Alex Berger made a move from her defensive position and put a shot on net that appeared headed to the upper-right corner, but Hokie keeper Dayle Colpitts made a diving save to snatch the ball from mid air at the 68:40 mark.
NC State continued penetrating the Virginia Tech end of the pitch, but could not find an equalizer over the final 20-plus minutes as the club has now lost three-straight home matches by one goal, including Thursday’s 1-0 setback in overtime to No. 8 Virginia.
The Hokies nearly struck for an early goal when Kelly Conheeney’s shot hit the cross bar just 62 seconds into play. NC State keeper Kim Kern collided with another Virginia Tech player and the ball bounced to Conheeney, but luckily for State her wide-open attempt caromed away from any further harm.
In the late stages of the first half, the Wolfpack had a pair of good chances, one a head from freshman Stephanie Bronson, and a second when Reilly Brown uncorked a shot that was hauled in by Colpitts with four minutes until intermission.
NC State held a 9-7 shot advantage in the match.
The Pack hosts Clemson in a must win situation to make the ACC Tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m.