Virginia Tech Rolls to Victory at Longwood

FARMVILLE, Va. Longwood lost 14-6 in a match with Virginia Tech of the ACC Wednesday evening at the Athletics Complex in Farmville. Senior captain Jessica Rudloff|West Chester, Pa. (West Chester) and junior Jamie Brentlinger|Gambrills, Md. (Arundel) both scored two goals in the loss to the Hokies (9-5). The Lancers (1-9, 1-1 NLC) will remain in Farmville to host NLC foe Presbyterian College on Friday, April 13 at 4:00 p.m.

The evening's game saw consistent scoring from both teams as Virginia Tech scored seven goals in the first half and seven more in the second, while Longwood netted three in each period.

Tech also opened the game with four-straight goals, which proved to be too big a hurdle for the Lancers to overcome. Sophomore Mary Barondess|Centreville (Westfield) finally put the Lancers on the board at 14:41 for a 4-1 tally, while Rudloff added both her goals back-to-back at 6:32 and 5:41, making it 6-3. Tech would score the half's final goal at 3:39 for a 7-3 intermission score.

Redshirt-freshman Alexa Anderson|Richmond (St. Catherines) cut the lead in half as she netted an unassisted attempt at 27:32, opening second period scoring. The Hokies answered that goal with three in a row between 26:12 and 19:37 on the clock, and despite Brentlinger's two goals with 18:25 and 8:42 remaining, Virginia Tech's final four goals sealed its victory.

Junior transfer Mollie Zimmerman|Fairpoint, N.Y. (Monroe CC|Catawba College) played the duration in goal for Longwood, making 11 saves and collecting one ground ball. Alex Gale played the full 60 minutes in net for Tech and made seven saves.

Senior captain Hannah Riggs|Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie) collected a team-high four ground balls and three draw controls. Morgan Widlake scored a game-high three goals for Tech and collected a game-high seven ground balls, while Longwood was outshot 30-18, though the Lancers kept it even in the second half, tying Virginia Tech with 11 shots.

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FARMVILLE, Va. Virginia Tech kept things rolling, as it took down Longwood, 14-6, on the road Wednesday evening. Senior Morgan Widlake paced the offense with three goals and an assist while also grabbing a season-high seven ground balls. Jamie Brentlinger and Jessica Rudloff each put away two goals for the Lancers.

After utilizing a few long possessions in the opening minutes, the Hokies (9-5) got on the board first when Widlake buried a shot after just over eight minutes of play.

Senior Jessica Nonn continued the trend when she scored seconds later. Freshman Meg Bartley continued the rally and junior Libby Rosebro capped it off when she came from behind the cage to redirect a pass from Widlake, after Widlake passed up a free position shot.

Through the game-opening scoring spree, junior goalie Alex Gale and the defense held strong on their end of the field. Gale made three big saves in the opening ten minutes, using all parts of her body to stop any attempts by the Lancers (1-8).

Longwood finally broke through just past the midway point in the half, when Mary Barondess put away the team's first goal. Jessica Rudloff tried to get things going for the Lancers inside seven minutes remaining in the half as she put away back-to-back goals in a minute's time.

Widlake would add another goal before the halftime break to keep the Tech momentum going as the team hit the locker room up 7-4, outshooting the Lancers 19-7.

Longwood again won the opening draw to begin the second half and got on the board right away, but Rosebro answered just over a minute later when she bounced in a free position shot after being fouled.

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2012-04-11



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