Women’s Basketball: First year head coach, Kenny Brooks, has the Fighting Gobblers off to an explosive start. A high point of the season, thus far, is the upset of then No. 14 Tennessee. That victory and her performance resulted in espnW naming Hokie sophomore guard, Chanette Hicks, their player of the week. Most recently the Hokies dominated Bowling Green, 98-51, and have improved to a 10-0 record. Hopefully Coach Brooks has VT better prepared for ACC competition. In 2015, after a 13-1 start the Hokies spiraled during the last half of the season. Afterwards VT was only able to muster four more wins, during the regular season, and marking a 5-11 conference record. VT will open their conference matchups with a game against UNC in early January. First things first. This Sunday VT will travel to Auburn and face the 7-2 Tigers.
Wrestling: The No. 6 Hokies are looking to build on the most successful season in Hokie wrestling history. The opened the season in early November with Intra-squad match victories against Edinboro and VMI. Next VT faced three ranked opponents at the Southeast Open. The Hokies dominated then No. 24 Chattanooga, 29-6 before moving on to then No. 22 Northern Iowa who they also soundly defeated, 27-10. The Hokies then faced No. 5 Missouri. The Tigers overcame the Fighting Gobblers, in a close match that ended, 19-23. Most recently VT traveled to Las Vegas for the Cliff Keen Invite where the team finished third overall. Additionally, senior, Joey Dance, won the 125-pound title. Dance was subsequently named the ACC Player of the Week, and is now the No. 2 wrestler at 125. The Hokies will host the West Virginia Mountaineers this Sunday.
Men’s Soccer: The men of Virginia Tech fell to the No. 2 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 0-2 during their Elite Eight matchup. WF’s offensive onslaught was substantial with 18 total shots. Hokie keeper, Ben Lundgaard, valiantly saved six shots on goal, but another two found the net. On the other side, the Hokies only mustered up one shot on goal, which was defended. VT’s performance during the regular season and survival deep into the NCAA Championship Tournament was fantastic to see. The Hokies finished the season with an overall record of 13-5-1 and a conference record of 3-4-1.
Volleyball: The Hokies wrapped up their season at the end of last month with a 3-2 win over the Virginia Cavaliers. VT struggled for most the season, but they won four of their last six matches. The women of Virginia Tech finished the season with an overall record of 13-18 and a conference record of 8-12.