The Hokies open their season this afternoon, at 3:30PM EST, in Blacksburg at Cassell Coliseum!
VPI wrapped up the remainder of their regular season at the end of October. Consecutive tie games resulted in the Hokies being dropped out of the Top 25. After a five game, unbeaten streak the Hokies fell against the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, 1-2. To close the year, VT hosted Wake Forest at Thompson Field where the Fighting Gobblers finished on a positive, winning, 1-0. Throughout the year the Hokies were in and out of the AP Top 25 poll, with a peak at No. 16. Their regular season overall record stands at 11-5-3 and they earned a conference record of 3-4-3. Unfortunately, the team did not qualify for the NCAA Championships this season. Virginia Tech seniors, Murielle Tiernan and Candace Cephers, were named to the All-ACC Team. Tiernan who owns the all-time Virginia Tech career goals (49) and career points (112) was named to the All-ACC First Team. Cephers was named to the All-ACC Third Team. Congratulations on another great season! Go Hokies!
Virginia Tech was shut out, 0-2, against the No. 3 North Carolina Tar Heels, during late October. The No. 23 Hokies quickly responded against the Pittsburgh Panthers when they closed the season out with a home win, 2-1. The first round of the ACC Tournament was held last week, and the Hokies were paired against Boston College. The Hokies tied the Eagles, 2-2, in regulation and two overtime periods. Ultimately the men of VT were eliminated when they lost 3-4 during the shootout after 2OT. Currently the men sit with an overall record of 10-4-4 and a conference record of 3-4-1. The NCAA Selection Show, which will name the 2016 participants of the championship bracket, will be held on November 14.
The struggles continue for the women of Virginia Tech volleyball. Since October 9, they had dropped eight straight matches to Duke, FSU, Miami, Louisville, Notre Dame, UNC, N.C. State, and Georgia Tech. This past Sunday the Hokies dusted themselves off and defeated Clemson, 3-1, earning their first win in almost a month. Tonight, the Hokies will host the Duke Blue Devils at Cassell Coliseum.
Swimming and Diving
Last week the men and women of Virginia Tech faced off against Pittsburgh and Notre Dame. The Men defeated the Panthers, 261-92, and the Fighting Irish, 203-150. The women of VT split their matches, defeating Pittsburgh, 231.5-121.5, but dropped their match against Notre Dame, 163-190. The next meet is the H2Okie Fall Invitational to be hosted at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center from November 17 – November 19.