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Hokies Bounce to No. 5 in Rankings

After a scoreless battle against the Seminoles, the Hokies now sit at No. 5

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The top-ranked Florida State Seminoles and the seventh-ranked Hokies battled it out last Thursday with a double overtime, scoreless match. Virginia Tech has now climbed to No. 5 in the polls, and the Seminoles have dropped to No. 3.

During the first half, the Seminoles had most of the momentum, outshooting the Hokies 6-2. During the 13th minute, the Hokies were called for a foul in the box and the Seminoles received a penalty kick, but the kick was forced wide and kept the score at 0-0.

Momentum shifted during the second half, as the Hokies outshot FSU 7-3. At the end of regulation the score remained zero. In the two overtime periods both teams had opportunities to score but failed to do so.

Kaylyn Smith recorded six saves during the game, while FSU's Cassie Miller stopped the Hokies' only shot on goal. Virginia Tech recorded 6 corner kicks throughout the match.

Head coach Chugger Adair said, "I thought we played well tonight," he added, We played gritty and, as normal, our games with Florida State get a little bit hectic and crazy, because it's a battle. It was two very good teams battling."

Tech continues their home stretch as they take on Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. on Sunday. This is the final regular season home match and there will be a pre-season ceremony to honor seniors.