WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team cruised past the No. 7 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 3-0, Wednesday night in its final regular season contest at Spry Stadium. Katie Yensen, Ashley Manning and Jazmine Reeves connect on goals for the Hokies to mark the fifth-straight season the Hokies have upset a top-10 team unranked.
Tech improved to 13-5-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the ACC, while Wake Forest fell to 12-4-3 and 6-3-1 in the conference.
Tech didn’t waste any time putting a point on the board. Shannon Mayrose took the first shot of the game that hit the post and Yensen flew in for the rebound and put the first point on the board 93 seconds into the ball game.
10 minutes later as the Hokies continued to attack, was rewarded the first corner kick of the game. Kelsey Loupee served a low ball on the base line and found Kelsey Mitchell. Mitchell then laid a perfect ball in the box where Manning found the top left corner for the goal.
Wake Forest created two chances in the first, but the Tech goalkeeper, Dayle Colpitts remained solid and picked up two saves to keep the 2-0 ball game.
The two teams headed into the break with the Hokies outshooting the Deacs 8-6 and holding the 3-1 corner advantage.
Tech continued with the momentum in the second. The Hokies did not allow a Deacon shot in the first 43 minutes and created themselves three opportunities before making it a 3-0 ball game.
At the 66:35 mark, Mayrose received the ball in the midfield and served the ball up the right sideline. Reeves used her speed and beat the defender to the ball and easily fired a shot by the Wake Forest goalkeeper, Aubrey Bledsoe.
The Hokies closed the game outshooting the Deacons 12-8 and took the 5-2 corner kick advantage. Five Hokies recorded multiple shots.
|Virginia Tech Goalkeeper, Dayle Colpitts|
Colpitts picked up two saves to record the shutout for Tech and improved to 8-5-1 on the season. Bledsoe allowed three goals and stopped two shots and fell to 12-4-3 on the season.
The Hokies will now await Thursday’s Florida State, Miami game which determines the No. 8 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Hurricanes have to lose for Tech to receive the final seed and face off at Florida State Sunday at 1 p.m.