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Hokie Sports Roundup

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

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Softball: The Hokies have faced two top 20 opponents in the last week and a half.  After their trouble with the Louisville Cardinals the Hokies confronted the No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Blacksburg.  VPI kept it close, but in the end the Irish swept the Hokies during the three game series.  VT mounted a three game winning streak, after the ND losses, by beating Western Carolina and Radford before traveling to Tallahassee to face the No. 20 Florida State Seminoles.  The Hokies were competitive during the first two games of the series, losing 0-2 and 1-3.  Unfortunately, the last game was a meltdown and the game was called after five innings, and the Hokies lost 1-13.  Due to the recent patch of trouble the Hokies find themselves under 0.500 again.  They have an overall record of 24-27 and a conference record of 10-11.  There are five games before the ACC Softball Championship in Raleigh, NC.  The Hokies face Elon this Wednesday before the Virginia Cavaliers come calling this weekend.

Lacrosse: The Hokies finished off the regular season by facing No. 15 Boston College and No. 11 Virginia.  The Hokies faced five straight top 15 teams to close the year out.  In the last nine games, eight of the VPI opponents were ranked No. 17 or higher.  The Hokies fell to the Eagles 10-15 when visiting BC, and then closed the year out with a 7-14 loss to UVA.  Virginia Tech finished the season 5-12 with a completely defeated 0-7 record in conference.  The ACC Championships are being held at Lane Stadium, and the No. 8 seeded Hokies will face the No. 1 seeded North Carolina Tar Heels at noon this Thursday.

Men’s Tennis: The Hokies defeated the Miami Hurricanes, 6-1, to finish the regular season.  The ACC Championships were held this past week in North Carolina.  No. 36 Virginia Tech again faced Miami in the first round of the championship, and defeated the Hurricanes, 4-0.  They next defeated No. 21 Florida State in an exciting 4-3 victory.  Tech was one match away from the ACC Championship final match, but fell to the No. 7 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 2-4.  The Hokies finished the season with an overall record of 17-8 and a conference record of 7-5.

Women’s Tennis: Virginia Tech faced a brutal schedule to finish the season.  They fell to the No. 51 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 3-4.  The Hokies traveled to Syracuse for their regular season finale where they lost their fourth straight game, 2-5.  This past week the ACC Championships were held.  The Hokies faced No. 28 Wake Forest in the initial round.  As they did earlier this season, the Demon Deacons defeated VT, 0-4.   The Hokies finished with a 14-10 overall record and a 7-7 conference record.

Track and Field: Virginia Tech’s own Irena Sediva is the reigning national champion in the javelin throw.  This past weekend, at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, she broke two records on the way to winning the event.  With a 55.96 meter (183.6 feet) throw she set a new record for the Virginia Challenge and also set a new record for Lannigan Field.