Soccer, Sports

Women’s soccer hangs on against No. 16 VA Tech

For the second consecutive match, the Long Beach State women’s soccer team took down a top-25 program in College Station, Texas.

Sophomore forward Nadia Link scored two goals Sunday morning to lead the 49ers to a 2-1 upset over No. 16 Virginia Tech in the Aggieland Invitational Tournament.

LBSU (3-1-0) also defeated No. 24 Washington State on Friday.

Link, who now has four goals this season, scored the first goal in the 33rd minute after a free kick outside the penalty box from Karina Camacho, who was credited with the assist. Shawna Gordon assisted on Link’s second goal, which came off a cross from inside the six-yard box at the 59:31 mark.

To put Link’s early hot start into perspective, last season’s leading scorer Gordon had five goals all season.

Hokies midfielder Jennifer Harvey scored her team’s lone goal in the 71st minute.

The ‘Niners held on despite being outshot, 15-8.

LBSU goalkeeper Emily Kingsborough made four saves.

The Beach will return home Friday to face Utah State at George Allen Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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