In Saturday's shootout, the Mountaineers had goals from Big 12 offensive player of the year Frances Silva, freshman Kadeisha Buchanan and junior Jess Crowder in their shootout.
"I think our three shooters did an awesome job and placed their shots perfectly," Keane said. "Luckily for us, we only had to go three deep. If we go to penalty kicks against Virginia Tech, they only know where three shooters go, which I think is a plus for us.
"I definitely think we have confidence going into that. We showed we could do it once and I think we can do it again if the opportunity presents itself."
Keeping secrets matters because goalies can learn about their opponents and their penalty kicks pretty easily on tape.
"More often than not, a shooter goes to the same side all the time," Keane said, "unless she's a really good shooter who's capable of switching on and off."
Still, coaches can put together scouting reports and tell their goalies what to expect. Keane said she knew where Rutgers' first shooter was going to aim, which made for an easy save.
"The second one was the one who switched on and off left and right," Keane said. "The scouting report said she mainly went to my lower left, but it just didn't seem like that's where she was going. I guessed right."
Scouting reports help, but sometimes a goalie has to read and react or just simply guess.
The Hokies haven't been in a shootout this season and two players are a combined 2-for-3 on penalty kicks. Only four players on the roster have taken a penalty kick in their career. A shootout starts as a best-of-five competition.
"I think with her experience and ability to recognize what a shooter is going to do based on body language, cues, hips, the plant foot, there's definitely an opportunity to get hints," Izzo-Brown said. "Obviously, the staff does a great job scouting, but I think Keane has very good instincts around the net."
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