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Women's Soccer Jumps to No. 7 in the Polls

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After shutting out Miami at home on Saturday night, 3-0, the women's soccer team has reentered the top 10 at the number 7 spot.

With the win, the Hokies improve to 13-2-1 overall and 5-2 in conference play.

Tech got an early start on Saturday with a goal from Candace Cephers following a pass from Madi Conyers, just 5:55 into the game. Tech then moved the score to 2-0 as Alani Johnson knocked in a pass from Jordan Coburn in the 34th minute.

The score stayed 2-0 leading into intermission and into the final minutes of the game until Alani Johnson knocked in her second goal of the match, on a rebound from Bria Dixon during the 87th minute. This marked Johnson's first multi-goal game of her career.

Tech recorded its fourth shutout of the season and second in ACC play. Kaylyn Smith recorded six saves and the Hokies outshot Miami 13-10.

"A shutout is key for us," head coach Chugger Adair said. "I think our defense held strong and played well. They controlled a lot of the tempo and defend well."

The Hokies, who were playing their first home match for the month of October wore pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness and teal socks for ovarian cancer awareness -- for their annual Kick It To Cancer night. They will continue their three game home play as they take on nationally-ranked No. 1 Florida State on Thursday night at 7 p.m. This game will be televised on ESPN3.