Virginia Tech Claims Women’s Open Championship

Virginia Tech rode a pair of early goals to the women’s open championship Saturday afternoon at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships in Foley, Alabama.

The Hokies put a pair of shots into the net in the first five minutes of the match.  Tournament MVP Emily Fitzsimmons scored first, then Kelly Kampfmueller just a minute later for the early 2-goal advantage.  Neither team could get much going over the next 60+ minutes of play until Oregon cut the lead in half with a goal from Meghan Schroeder.

Virginia Tech was able to control the ball and run out the clock on the Ducks to preserve the 2-1 national title victory.

The championship is the first for Virginia Tech in any division at the NIRSA National Soccer Championships.

Four Virginia Tech players joined MVP Emily Fitzsimmons on the All-Tournament Team.  3 Oregon players and 4 others from the Pac 12 were also honored.

Women’s Open Championship

Virginia Tech 2, Oregon 1

Women’s Open Division All-Tournament Team

Emily Fitzsimmons, Virginia Tech (MVP)
Catherine McNicol, Virginia Tech (GK)
Kelly Kampfmueller, Virginia Tech
Lesleigh Carter, Virginia Tech
Abby Dolgos, Virginia Tech
Meg Rogers, Oregon
Therese Wichmann, Oregon
Sydney Kobak, Oregon
Caroline Vance, USC
Megan Reilly, USC
Kay Foos, UCLA
Kayla Arjasbi, UCLA

Men’s Consolation Bracket Final

Georgia Tech 3, Colorado 0

Women’s Consolation Bracket Final

Cal Poly 0, Florida 0 (Cal Poly wins 5-3 in PKs)

2016-11-19T16:26:13+00:00November 19, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

One Comment

  1. Emmett Kemp November 21, 2016 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    HOLY COW. Congratulations Emily. Way to go girl. I am sure all of Chantilly is proud of you and your teammates. This is something that you will never forget and you should be extremely proud of. It couldn’t happen to a more deserving and wonderful young woman. All the Best, Dean Kemp

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