Women’s Soccer: The women of Virginia Tech suffered their first setback of the season when they lost to Ohio State this past Thursday. Virginia Tech continued their overwhelming offensive display with 23 total shots, with eight being on goal. The Buckeyes only managed nine total and seven on goal, but the most important stat, goals scored, fell in Ohio State’s favor. OSU scored the first two goals of the game in minute 32 and minute 57. The Hokies finally got on the board when Murielle Tiernan sent one into the net at 63:46, but were unable to find another, and fell, 1-2. The Hokies bounced back quickly and defeated William & Mary, 2-1, when they visited Williamsburg on Sunday. VPI outshot the Tribe, 21 – 8, and had eight shots on goal to W&M’s three. Murielle Tiernan scored both the Virginia Tech goals at 27:20 and 42:28, defeating the in state opponent, 2-1. The No. 16 Hokies improve to 5-1 on the season. Next up VPI will host the VT Women’s Soccer Tournament from September 9 – September 11. First they will face Indiana on Friday, and then Boston University on Sunday.
FINAL: No. 16 Tech 2, W&M 1 pic.twitter.com/67iPyu3JVx— VT Women's Soccer (@VT_WSoccer) September 4, 2016
Men’s Soccer: The Hokies followed up their opening weekend with a win at their home opener against the South Florida Bulls. VT built a second home on USF’s side of the field with 17 shots to the Bull’s meager two shots. Seven of the Hokies’ shots were on goal. Despite the offensive dominance on paper, the Bulls struck first, scoring at the 2:27 mark. After that it was a systematic dismantling as the Hokies scored four times in a row, winning 4-1. Marcelo Acuna sent the first two in, while Will Mejia and Burke Bender added a goal each. VPI is now 3-0 and will travel to Washington D.C. to face No. 24 Georgetown this weekend.
Volleyball: The ladies of VPI volleyball traveled to Bayamon, Puerto Rico to play in the Puerto Rico Clasico. They first faced off against Alabama, on Thursday, where they lost a close one, 2-3. They quickly returned to form and defeated the Temple Owls, 3-2, on Friday. The Hokies wrapped up the tournament with a match against the No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies. Unfortunately, the Hokies found themselves overmatched, and dropped the match in three sets, 0-3. The Hokies now sit at 4-2 overall on the season. This weekend the Hokies will travel to Nashville, TN for the Lipscomb Invitational, where they will face Northwestern, Ole Miss, and Lipscomb.
Cross Country: Virginia Tech opened their cross country efforts at the Hokie Invite this past weekend. Freshmen, Kayla Richardson, got off to a quick start (ha!) when she won her first race! Kayla finished the 4K in a time of 14:13.9. Overall the Virginia Tech women had a solid showing and won the invite. On the women’s side Radford came in second, while Concord and Longwood finished third and fourth. The men performed at a similar level with Hokie Daniel Rau finishing the race first, but running unattached. The official winner was VT senior, Daniel Jaskowak with a time of 18:52.7. The men also won the Hokie invite with Concord coming in second and Radford and Longwood finishing after. A home season opening win is a great way to start the year!