Women's Soccer Faces Virginia Tech and Radford in Spring Games

Ellie Schad 2018 Spring Games
Ellie Schad 2018 Spring Games

The Basics | Women's Soccer 2018 Spring Games
Date: March 18, 2018
Location: Virginia Tech Soccer Practice Facility

Game 1 | vs. Virginia Tech

Score: Virginia Tech 1 | Roanoke 0
Format: 2 x 30-minute halves


  • This marked the first meeting between the Maroons and the Hokies in a varsity competition and Roanoke's first meeting against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent.
  • Virginia Tech outshot Roanoke 13-3 while both teams tallied three corners in the match.
  • The Hokies scored the lone goal in the second half in the run of play.
  • Goalkeeper Chris Martin made four saves in the 60 minutes of action.

Game 2 | vs. Radford

Score: Radford 3 | Roanoke 0
Format: 2 x 30-minute halves


  • Radford scored a pair of first-half goals in the run of play before scoring off a penalty kick in the second half to close out the scoring.
  • The Highlanders outshot the Maroons 18-5 and also held a 3-0 edge in corner kicks.
  • Martin made five saves in 50 minutes in goal before giving way to Delaney Weston who made one save in the final 10 minutes of regulation. 

Hearing from head Coach Phil Benne - "Our matches against NCAA Division l opponents Virginia Tech and Radford University created a great opportunity for the staff to see players in new roles against a high level of pressure and competition.  While we spent a lot of minutes defending, we were able to get a number of shots off and even a few corners through our counter-attack. Overall we learned  a great deal about our team individually and collectively as we look to our 2018 fall season."