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Women’s Soccer

After a, 0-4, loss to the then No. 7 Duke Blue Devils the women’s squad dropped out of the Top 25. VPI didn’t allow that letdown to influence their future performances, and they were able to bounce back with a, 2-2, tie against then No. 13 Clemson. They followed that performance with a, 2-1, win over the Orange before traveling to Boston College where the Hokies won, 3-2, in an exciting 2OT match. This Sunday Virginia Tech will host the Louisville Cardinals at Thompson Field. Fans will be able to watch the game on ACC Network Extra. The women of VPI have achieved a respectable overall record of 10-4-1, but have improved to a 2-3-1 conference record.

Men’s Soccer

Virginia Tech traveled to Charlottesville, at the end of September, where the unranked Hoos were able to play the then No. 18 Hokies to their first tie of the season, 0-0. After that the Fighting Gobblers dominated an overmatched VMI squad, 7-1. They followed that performance with a, 3-1, victory over the Duke Blue Devils. The men of VPI earned their second tie of the season against a chippy Wright State team, 1-1. Now sitting as the No. 15 team in the nation, Virginia Tech will travel to Syracuse and face the No. 10 Orange tonight. The game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra. VT sits at 9-2-2 overall with a 2-2-1 conference record.

Volleyball

On the volleyball front the Hokies continue their back and forth in the wins – loss column. They suffered consecutive losses to Georgia Tech, 1-3, and Pittsburgh, 1-3. They were able to get on with the program with a 3-0 shutout of the Virginia Cavaliers. The earned a consecutive victory with another shutout, this time against Wake Forest. This past weekend they fell to the Duke Blue Devils, 1-3. Tonight, VPI will face Florida State in Tallahassee. The Hokies are still looking to return to 0.500, and currently mark an 8-9 overall record. Their conference record is 3-3.

Women’s Golf

At the end of last month, the Hokies participated in the Lady Paladin Invitational, hosted by Furman University. Virginia Tech finished the weekend in Greensboro, SC in eighth place. VPI started their tour of North Carolina when they traveled to Greensboro where they were able to improve and tied for second at the Starmount Fall Classic. Next up the Fighting Gobblers will travel to Greenville, NC for the Greenville NC Regional Preview, hosted by ECU, to be held 17-18 October.

Men’s Golf

VT was originally scheduled to participate in the Primland Invitational, but it was canceled. After a scheduling adjustment the Hokies were able to participate in the Tar Heel Intercollegiate held at Chapel Hill last week. After placing first in the Janney Invitational the Hokies struggled, and were only able to finish tied for 10th place. They next travel to Johnson City, TN, where they will play in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.

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