Lacrosse: Tribe steamrolls Hokies 14-8
Written by The Flat Hat|
February 26, 2009
TRIBE 14, VIRGINIA TECH 8
After trading scores with Virginia Tech (0-4) to end the first half up 6-5, the College of William and Mary (2-1) fired off 5 straight goals to start the second and take control of the match on the way to a 14-8 victory.
Junior attacker Mary Zulty, the team’s leading goal-scorer, registered the first goal of the Tribe’s second-half barrage only 41 seconds into the half. Sophomore attacker Ashley Holofcener and sophomore midfielder Grace Golden chipped in as well, building the College’s lead to 11-5 with 19:01 remaining.
The Tribe’s defense also held strong, keeping the Hokies scoreless for the first 17:03 of the second half.
In the first half, the College quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead on the strength of goals from Holofcener, senior midfielder Clare Dennis and sophomore attacker Maggie Anderson.
Tech took its only lead of the game midway through the first half, scoring 4 consecutive goals in 10 minutes to take a 4-3 advantage.
Zulty, Holofcener and Anderson contributed 3 goals each in the win as the team outshot the Hokies 42-29.
The Tribe hosts no. 10 Boston University Saturday at 1 p.m. It’s the team’s last home game until March 23.