After a streak of three shut out losses to ranked conference opponents the Virginia Tech Hokies have responded by putting together a five-game unbeaten streak. After their 3-2 overtime win against the Boston College Eagles the Hokies clawed back into the top 25 and sat at No. 24. As with BC, the ladies of VPI tied Louisville in double overtime, 1-1. VT dropped to No. 25 before a third consecutive double overtime match! This time the Hokies tied No. 14 Notre Dame, 0-0! During the Hokies five-game unbeaten streak they have taken four games into double overtime, three of which have resulted in ties. This weekend Virginia Tech travels to Coral Gables where they will face the Miami-Florida Hurricanes. The Hokies will then host the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Thursday evening, to close out the season. Overall, the Fighting Gobblers are 10-4-3, with a conference record of 2-3-3.
The then No. 15 Hokies fell to the No. 10 Syracuse Orange, 0-1, dropping them down to No. 23 where they currently rest. Virginia Tech responded after the loss with a scoreless, double overtime tie game against No. 9 Charlotte. Tonight, at 7pm EST, the men of VPI will face the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. After the UNC match the Hokies will close out the season, on Friday night, against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Overall the Hokies are 9-3-3, with a conference record of 2-3-1.
Since their win at Wake Forest, back on October 7, the Hokies have dropped four straight games. Most recently they fell to the Florida State Seminoles, 2-3, in Tallahassee. The Fighting Gobblers then traveled to Coral Gables where they were shut out, 0-3, by the Miami-Florida Hurricanes. The Hokies continued to struggle when the Louisville Cardinals came to call at Cassell. The Hokies fell, 1-3. Virginia Tech has fallen to 8-12 on the year, with a disappointing conference record of 3-6.
The Hokies placed 13th at the Greenville NC Regional Preview hosted by East Carolina University. Tomorrow the Hokies travel to Simpsonville, KY for the Cardinal Cup, hosted by the Louisville Cardinals.
Hokies get set for Cardinal Cup: Team looks to finish its fall season strong https://t.co/dIiYMgFyKx— VT Women's Golf (@VT_WGolf) October 22, 2016
The Virginia Tech Hokies men’s squad tied for fifth with East Tennessee State at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. At the end of the month VPI will travel to Greensboro, NC for the UNC-G Bridgestone Invitational.
Swimming and Diving
The H2Okies men defeated Penn State, 175-117 and the women also won against the Nittany Lions, 174-121. The wins over PSU started a streak of wins for both the men and women against William & Mary and West Virginia. Today the VT women fell to Duke, 163-189.5, with the men able to get the win over the Blue Devils. VT swimmer, Nathan Pawlowicz, and diver, Ashlynn Peters, both earned ACC weekly honors for swimmers and divers respectively.