`Canes Lose on Late Goal to No. 17 Virginia Tech
Oct. 30, 2009
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The University of Miami women’s soccer team (8-9-1, 3-5-1) fell to the No. 17 Virginia Tech Hokies (13-5-0,6-3-0), 2-1 on a heart-breaking goal in the game’s final seconds at Thompson Field on Friday night.
With just seven seconds remaining in regulation, there was a scramble in front of the Hurricane net – when Emily Jukich headed in the unassisted game-winner.
The second half saw Virginia Tech pick up the offensive pressure as they outshot the Hurricanes 13-1 and took 10 corners to just one for UM. Tech’s game-tying goal came in the 76th minute as Jennifer Harvey tapped in a long throw in from Julian Johnson.
The Hurricanes ended the first half on a Brittney Steinbruch goal. With just 1:25 remaining in the period, Steinbruch dribbled down and scored on a bending shot around the Hokie defenders. The goal was the team-leading fourth of the season and the 28th of her career. The Wyckoff, N.J. native’s next goal will tie her with Britney Butcher for the most in school history.
The Hurricanes wrap up their regular season as they stay on the road to face Virginia on Sunday, Nov.1.