The Virginia Tech Hokies finished in sixth at the Cliff Keen Invite. Four Hokies placed in the Las Vegas based tournament. Redshirt sophomore David McFadden won at 165 pounds, while redshirt senior Jared Haught (197 lbs.) finished second. Zavatsky (184 lbs.) claimed fourth and redshirt freshmen Andrew Dunn (285 lbs.) finished seventh.
This past Sunday the No. 10 Hokies defeated the Princeton Tigers at Madison Square Garden during the Grapple at the Garden! Bolen (174 lbs.), No. 7 (184 lbs.) Zavatsky, No. 3 (197lbs.)Haught, No. 17 (285 lbs.) Dunn, No. 14 (133 lbs.) Gustafson, No. 7 (149 lbs.), Moore (141 lbs.), and No. 4 (165 lbs.) McFadden all came away with victories to put Princeton away, 26-12. The Hokies next face WVU at Cassell Coliseum on Friday, December 22.
VPI is on a four game winning streak after back to back losses against Butler and No. 11 West Virginia. After putting away Illinois, 96-49, during the Big Ten / ACC Challenge the women of Virginia Tech continued their conquest with three more decisive victories. The Hokies took care of Radford, 68-49, before crushing Maryland Eastern Shore. 90-52. The Hokies then traveled to Tennessee where they faced Chattanooga and left victorious, 64-44. Later on this evening VT will face Monmouth in New Jersey at 7PM EST. Virginia Tech will finish their non-conference schedule, in Blacksburg next weekend against High Point on Saturday, December 16.
While the NCAA season is finished there are still Hokies out there making an impact in women’s soccer. The Hokie’s goalie, Amanda McGlyn, has been playing for the Under 20 Women’s National Team. The 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies were held this past week. During the tournament the U-20 WNT tied England, 3-3, defeated Finland, 10-1, and fell to Brazil, 0-2. Congratulations to Miss McGlyn and other members of the U-20 WNT regarding their efforts!