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Women’s Soccer

The women of Virginia Tech have been busy over the last few weeks. Earlier this month they hosted the VT Women’s Soccer Tournament. The Hokies had a solid performance and easily dispatched Indiana University, 3-0, and Boston University, 3-0. VPI followed those two victories with a win over Longwood. VT’s four game winning streak game to an end when they visited the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers. The Hoos defeated the Hokies, 0-2, handing the Gobbler’s their first shut out of the season. They then traveled to UNC where the No. 18 Tar Heels handily defeated Virginia Tech, 0-3. The Hokies are currently ranked No. 19 in the country, but that poll was prior to the back to back shut outs against conference foes. The Hokies fall to 0-2 in the conference and 8-3 overall. This afternoon they will face the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils in Blacksburg.

Men’s Soccer

Last year the Men’s soccer squad struggled, finishing 5-9-3 overall. Well, they have already eclipsed their wins from last season. The Hokies defeated their second national ranked opponent with a defeat of No. 24 Georgetown during the first week of September. With that win they men climbed the polls and were ranked No. 15. Virginia Tech suffered their first loss of the season when they visited the No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. ND hung four goals on VT, and the men fell, 1-4. The Fighting Gobblers had a short memory and kicked three consecutive shutouts after the Notre Dame loss. VPI defeated Longwood, 1-0, NC State, 3-0, and Delaware, 2-0. This past weekend they faced their second top ten program when the No. 7 Clemson Tigers defeated the Hokies, in a hard fought match, 1-2. The Hokies are currently ranked No. 19 and sit comfortably with a 7-2 overall record and 1 -2 conference record. Virginia Tech next faces an unranked Virginia squad, in Charlottesville.

Volleyball

The Virginia Tech Volleyball squad has faced some adversity during the last few weeks. Earlier this month they traveled to Nashville for the Lipscomb Invitational. Unfortunately, the Hokies were swept in Tennessee, falling to Northwestern, 0-3, Ole Miss, 2-3, and the hosts, Lipscomb, 0-3. The Fighting Gobblers then hosted the Hokie Invitational at Cassell Coliseum where they were able to recover from the drubbing suffered in TN. First the Hokies defeated local rival, Radford, 3-1, before being defeated by Ohio, 2-3. The Hokies opened conference play when Clemson traveled to Blacksburg. The Hokies handled Clemson with ease, defeating the Tigers, 3-0. The Hokies are 1-0 in conference play, and sit at 6-6 overall. The Hokies play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets this afternoon.

Women’s Golf

The women of Virginia Tech golf opened their season at the University of Tennessee at the Mercedes Benz Championship. Through three rounds the Hokies managed a team score of 914, 62-over par. This weekend the Hokies are competing at the Lady Paladin Invitational.

Men’s Golf

The men opened the 2016 season at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. Virginia Tech started the year off strong with a second place finish at the Marshall Invitational. The team completed the event with an overall score of 841, one-over par. Sophomore, Logan Yates, playing as an individual finished the match tied for seventh with a 208, two-under par effort. VPI followed their strong initial showing with a win at the Janney Invitational. The Fighting Gobblers finished with a team score of 548, with an impressive 28-under par effort. Senior, Joey Lane, claimed his first collegiate individual victory when he forced a playoff against James Madison’s Ryan Cole. This weekend the Hokies are competing in the Primland Invitational, which is hosted by the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.