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Hokie Sports Roundup

Gobbler Country takes a look at the various efforts of Virginia Tech's student athletes.

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Softball: The Hokies suffered consecutive losses for the first time since facing the College of Charleston in early March.  Unfortunately, both losses were blowouts.  Previously VT dropped the second game of a double header to No. 6 JMU, 1-10.  Yesterday Virginia Tech fell to the Louisville Cardinals, 3-12.  The Hokies led, 3-1, before the Cards tied it up in the third.  The world imploded at the bottom of the fifth when Louisville scored nine to end the game. The Hokies responded well and Maggie Tyler showed the temerity she has all season, by throwing yet another shut out.  The Hokies answered the Louisville defeat with a win over the Cardinals, 4-0, during the first game of a Sunday double header.  The Hokies lost a close one in the second match of the day when Louisville was able to escape, 1-2.  The Hokies are now 21-19 overall and 10-5 in the conference.  The Hokies will next head to Longwood for a double header this Wednesday.

Lacrosse: Virginia Tech’s brutal schedule and losing streak continue.  The Hokies faced No. 4 Syracuse yesterday and were soundly defeated, 5-19.  That is three top ten teams that VT has faced in a row, and the seventh top 20 on the year.  The defeat puts the losing streak up to eight.  Virginia Tech’s record falls to 5-10 overall and 0-5 conference.  The Hokies are on the road again, facing Boston College at Chestnut Hill before hosting UVA to finish the regular season.

Volleyball: Volleyball is back… for April!  The Hokies started the spring competition last weekend in Virginia Beach by defeating George Mason, Liberty, Albany, and in-state rival Virginia.  VT has two more spring tournaments this month.  Today they will again face Liberty, JMU, Duke, and North Carolina, in Richmond.  At Chapel Hill, on April 16, the Hokies will play against Duke, UNC, and N.C. State.  The regular season will start later this year, after the summer break.