Miami Drops Final Road Contest at Virginia Tech

Miami Drops Final Road Contest at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Miami Hurricanes soccer team suffered a 3-0 setback to Virginia Tech at Thompson Field Sunday afternoon.

The Hurricanes (3-9-4, 2-6-1 ACC), who were down to just 10 players and chasing a goal with a half remaining, pressed the Hokies (7-7-3, 4-5 ACC), out of the intermission.

In the 54th minute, graduate student Emma Tucker rang a shot off of the post, coming inches away from leveling the match.

Less than five minutes later, Tucker broke free again.

The 5-foot-4 defender streaked down the right side, going one-on-one with Virginia Tech goalkeeper Alia Skinner, but her attempt went wide of the target.

After sophomore Natalie Mitchell put the Hokies ahead in the 13th minute, junior Sophie Maltese punctuated Virginia Tech’s final home contest of the year in grand style.

Malteese found the back of the net at both the 68:17 and 76:43 mark to spoil the Hurricanes’ potential comeback bid.

In the defeat, Miami goalkeeper Melissa Dagenais posted eight stops, passing Phallon Tullis-Joyce for third place on the Hurricanes’ all-time saves list. Dagenais’ 262 saves trail only Vikki Alonzo (358) and Lauren McAdam (272).

Up next, Miami wraps up its 2023 slate, as the Hurricanes host Wake Forest at Cobb Stadium Thursday. Prior to Thursday’s tilt, Miami will host its annual Senior Day, honoring veterans Delaney Brown, Julia Edwards and Katerina Molina.

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