BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia Tech student testified Thursday that football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford took turns holding her down and raping her after a party in the players' apartment in December.

Montgomery County General District Judge Thomas D. Frith said the woman's testimony was sufficient probable cause to have a grand jury consider charges against the players.

Edmonds, 22, and Crawford, 20, are charged with raping and attempting to sodomize the woman in their Blacksburg apartment Dec. 14.

The 19-year-old woman told Frith that she drank more than a bottle of fortified wine during a party attended by several football players who lived in the apartment and across the hall.

The woman said that after the party ended, she went to Edmonds' bedroom door and asked him if he had seen her boyfriend. She said Edmonds then began pulling her into his room, and Crawford pushed her from behind.

``James tore off my stockings and pulled up my skirt,'' she testified. ``I started asking for Tyron and I kept asking for Tyron.''

The woman was referring to her boyfriend, football player Tyron Edmond, who testified that she was crying when she came into his apartment across the hall after the incident.

Defense lawyer Joe Painter tried to highlight what he said were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony. He also called several witnesses who said they were just leaving the party around the time the woman claims she was being raped.

Football player Nathaniel Williams said he was in his room adjacent to the one where the rape allegedly occurred and didn't hear the woman yell or call for help.

Painter had planned to call more than a dozen defense witnesses, which is highly unusual for a preliminary hearing, but Frith stopped him after eight. ``We've had all these witness that have not really added anything,'' the judge said.

``Mostly we were just trying to show there is not a whole lot of time in there for a whole lot of activity,'' defense lawyer Matt Pethybridge said after the hearing.

Edmonds and Crawford were arrested on Dec. 16. They were subsequently suspended from the team and missed the Orange Bowl game with Nebraska.

The day after their arrest, they filed a $32 million defamation lawsuit against their accuser.