Feb. 23, 2013
CONWAY - Virginia Tech used a nine-goal streak in the early stages of the first half to gain a sizable lead, one that would not be relinquished for the remainder of the game, as the Hokies took an 18-8 victory over Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium.
The Chanticleers (0-3) received two goals apiece from Paige Timberg, Sara Nolan, Lily Yednock and Rachel Ferrara. Charlotte O'Leary and Keri White each recorded one assist, extending their points streaks to three games. Kimmy DeLonge also provided a helper, while sophomore Lily Yednock grabbed three ground balls and five draw controls to pace the Chants.
The Hokies (2-2) received goals from 10 different players, including four from senior attack Brooke Martin. Virginia Tech's leading scorer Megan Will added another three goals, bringing her season total to nine.
The scoring began quickly, with Tech's Libby Rosebro netting the first goal just 17 seconds into the game. Coastal responded, evening the game at 1-1 when Lily Yednock buried a free position shot.
The Hokies' offense then kicked into gear, scoring nine consecutive goals in 17 minutes to take a 10-1 lead.
The Hokies then squashed any chances of a comeback, scoring two goals before the half, and five more to start the second to seal the victory for Virginia Tech.
The scoring slowed considerably in the final 15 minutes of the game, with three more goals coming for the Chants, and only one more for Virginia Tech.
Trista Kuehn, Coastal's beleaguered goalie, was peppered by a total of 31 shots from the Hokies' offense. The Chants also turned the ball over 19 times throughout the contest, while grabbing only 10 draw controls compared to 18 of Virginia Tech.
Coastal Carolina will return to action for the final game of their home stand on Wednesday to face St. Bonaventure. The opening draw between the Chanticleers and the Bonnies is set for 3 p.m. at Brooks Stadium.