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Hokie Sports Round Up

Gobbler Country collects the goings-on of the many Virginia Tech athletic efforts.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s Basketball: After enduring their own five game skid the ladies devastated UVa on Sunday, 66-46, and returned to better form. They’ve had a brutal stretch that included the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the No. 17 Miami-Florida Hurricanes, and the No. 11 Florida State Seminoles. Currently the Hokies sit at 15-8 overall and 3-7 in the ACC. Next up they face the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Wrestling: The No. 10 Hokies defeated the No. 17 Pittsburgh Panthers this past Friday before crushing the Edinboro Fighting Scots on Sunday.  Previously the Hokies defeated No. 18 UVa. The Men’s Wrestling squad is sitting at 13-2 on the year. Next they face Edinboro Fighting Scots.

Baseball: The season opens soon! The Hokies will travel to The Citadel on Friday, February 19.

Softball: The ladies will start their season in less than a week! Competition opens when they travel to South Florida on Friday, February 12.

Golf: The men’s squad is gearing up to start play again at the Puerto Rico Classic on February 21 after the winter break. The women’s squad will open their season back up on February 12 at the Florida State Match-up.

Track and Field: The Hokies opened their season in mid-January and recently completed the Virginia Tech "Doc Hale" Elite Meet in Blacksburg. During this last week’s meet Virginia Tech’s, Torben Laidig, set a new ACC pole vault record with a 5.62-meter vault. Next the Hokies will face Iowa State.

Lacrosse: VPI dropped their opening match to the Naval Academy, 6-12 when they started their season this past Friday. But, the Hokies responded well to the loss and destroyed Gardner-Webb, 18-1.  They're next match is against Davidson.

Men’s Tennis: The No. 19 Men’s squad was defeated, 0-4, against No. 8 Ohio State.  Previously the Hokies won three in a row against Richmond, St. Bonaventure, and Boise State. The Hokies next face UMBC.

Women's Tennis: Virginia Tech’s own Francesca Fusinato was recently named the ACC player of the week after defeating No. 1, Joana Eidukonyte from Clemson. The Hokies have most recently posted back to back wins against UMBC and Richmond. On Valentine’s Day the women’s squad will face rival West Virginia.