Soccer Women Win Hokie Classic

The UNC women’s soccer club A went 4-1 with three shutouts to win Hokie Classic at Virginia Tech (8 teams). The championship moved UNC from sixth to first in SE Col­legiate Soccer Alliance rankings heading into regionals in Greenville.

In pool play, UNC blanked Virginia 3-0 (goals by Emily Fuerst, Olivia Holmes, Court­ney Johnson), lost 1-0 to Georgia, blanked Duke 4-0 (Fuerst, Holmes, own goal, Grace Nipp); downed N.C. State 3-1 in semis (Nipp 2, Chandler) and blanked Georgia 2-0 for championship (Nipp, Bella Reiss).

Alexa Pibl was in the goal for all UNC games. The loss to Georgia was the first of season against a league team after seven wins and first goal allowed.