Hokies fall on the road at #16 Duke

Virginia Tech basketball (WSLS)

DURHAM, NC – Elizabeth Kitley collected 13 rebounds, but the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team fell to the Duke Blue Devils 66-55 on the road Thursday.

Taylor Soule led the Hokies (16-4, 6-4) with 19 points and two steals. Kitley tacked on four points and 13 rebounds and D’asia Gregg chipped in as well with seven points and two blocks from the bench.

How It Happened

After falling behind 7-0, Virginia Tech went on a 5-0 run with 5:28 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Kayana Traylor, to narrow its deficit to 7-5. Duke answered back and added to its lead, leaving the Hokies down 23-17 entering the second quarter.

Duke kept adding to that lead, building a 34-26 advantage before Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Soule, to narrow its deficit to 34-32, a score that would hold until halftime.

Duke continued to increase its lead after halftime, building a 37-34 advantage before Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run, punctuated by a three from Cayla King, to grab a 40-37 lead with 4:17 to go in the third. Duke responded to seize a 41-40 lead entering the fourth quarter. Virginia Tech knocked down two three-pointers in the quarter to score six of its eight total points.

Virginia Tech could not pull any closer in the fourth, losing by a final of 66-55. Virginia Tech took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring eight of its 15 points in the paint.

Game Notes

» The Hokies shot well from three point range, knocking down seven of 16 long range attempts.

» Taylor Soule led the Hokies with a game-high 19 points.

» Virginia Tech got a game-high 13 rebounds from Elizabeth Kitley.

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