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Feb. 13, 2010
BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech lacrosse team fell in its home opener, 13-9, to the Drexel Dragons battling low temperatures and a snow-surrounded field. The two teams battled the entire game but the Dragons took the edge late in the second half and were able to hold off the Hokies in the final minutes.
This is the fourth time the two teams have matched up in a season opener and the second year in a row the Dragons have taken the victory. Tech’s attack was led by junior Jessica Nonn as she scored three goals while Katie Lawson scored four for the Dragons.
Drexel (1-0) would strike first as it went up 2-0 in the opening minutes of the game but Tech (0-1) would soon answer after sophomore Shannon Bone buried a free position goal to get things going for the Hokies. Freshman Brooke Martin tied things up at two apiece just minutes later with her first-career goal. Making it three in a row, junior Liz Carpenter found the back of the net in the 22nd minute to give Tech the go-ahead.
Freshman goalie Alexis Carey earned her first collegiate start in the game and though she only played a half, she finished the game having made seven saves. Freshman Alex Gale saw action in the game as well, logging 30 minutes of play in the second half and making one save. For Drexel, Whitney Johnson played the full 60 minutes and made nine saves.