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Volleyball, Cross Country, and Men's Soccer Updates

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The women's volleyball team earned their first conference win of the season on Sunday afternoon against NC State. The Hokies struggled at first with the set one decision score of 15-25. However, they held on to the next three sets, winning the match 3-1. This was Tech's first win against a conference opponent, this season and put them at 10-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play. They return to action on Wednesday night against Pittsburgh at 7 p.m. to wrap up a six-match home series.

Both the men's and women's cross country teams finished third at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invite held on Friday, Sept. 18. Tech's top finisher on the women's side was Hanna Green, who ran unattached in the meet and finished eight overall. She ran the 6K course in 22 minutes, 00.6 seconds, just almost a minute behind Florida State's Georgia Peel, who won the race with a time of 21:01.34. The women Hokies took five straight spots after Green. Tech's top finisher on the men's side was Stuart Robinson, who came in 14th overall after finishing the 8K course in 25:10.49 seconds, just seconds behind winner, Zak Seddon of Florida State. Florida State won the women's race, followed by Ohio. Akron won the men's race, followed by Florida State. The cross country teams will return to action on Oct. 3 when they compete in the Princeton Invite.

The men's soccer team fell to Boston College on Friday, losing 4-1. With hard rains and winds, the Hokies took control of the game early, taking the first three shots of the game, although Boston College scored first off of a free kick. Ricardo John was able to tie the game, responding with a goal just 42 seconds after. However the Hokies were unable to get anything going after that. They outshot Boston College 15-10 on the game, but were unable to score after the first goal by John. They are now 4-3-1 on the season. The men's soccer team returns to play for a road game at No. 6 Clemson on Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.