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NCAA Basketball: ACC Conference Tournament-Wake Forest vs Virginia Tech Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s Basketball

The woes for first year head coach, Kenny Brooks, and the women of Virginia Tech continue. After starting the season 16-1 and peaking at No. 15 in the polls the Hokies have dropped ten straight to conference opponents. Earlier this month the Hokies suffered a loss to then No. 12 Louisville, 70-88. Last weekend the Hokies dropped another to the N.C. State Wolfpack, 71-85. This past week VPI fell 64-72, to the Pitt Panthers. Yesterday, VT hosted UVA, hoping to avenge an absolutely demoralizing, 27-76, loss from earlier this season. Although the Hokies played much better during the second match they still fell, 55-63. Only two games remain in the regular season. This Thursday Virginia Tech will host the Miami Hurricanes before finishing the season next weekend with a trip to Chestnut Hill against Boston College. The Hokies have fallen to 16-11 overall with a poor 2-11 conference record. The 2017 season has been very reminiscent of last year when the Hokies posted a 13-3 non-conference record and a meagre 5-11 conference record. As it stands now the Hokies must win out just to match last season’s conference performance.


After starting the season 2-0 the Hokies fell to James Madison, 6-9, this past Wednesday. After that disappointment the Hokies would not be stifled. This past Saturday the Virginia Tech Hokies faced the No. 17 Boston College Eagles. On the back of a 12 point second half performance the Fighting Gobblers upset the Eagles, 18-12. While on its own it is a great victory, but the win was so much more. Until Saturday the Hokies had not defeated an ACC foe since 2013. The Hokies have improved to 3-1 overall and a 1-0 conference record. Congratulations ladies! This Wednesday VPI will travel to Lynchburg, VA to face Liberty.


After starting the season 3-1 at the Sportco Tournament in Las Vegas, NV this weekend the Hokies participated in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge held in Atlanta, GA. On Saturday, the Hokies went 1-1, defeating Iowa, 2-1, and then losing to Penn State, 0-1. Sunday reveled similar results. VT again beat Iowa, 2-1, while losing to PSU, 1-7. The Hokies improve to 5-3. Next weekend VT will travel to Greenville, NC, and face Seton Hall.

Men’s Tennis

After barely losing to No. 10 Texas and starting 0-3 the Virginia Tech’s men tennis team defeated St. Bonaventure, 7-0 last weekend. They then collected another win against Davidson, 6-1. The Hokies are now 2-3 and will face the College of Charleston on Tuesday.

Women’s Tennis

The Hokies started the season 4-1. Since then they fell to Marshall, 2-5, before recovering with a 7-0 shutout of Radford. This past weekend VT defeated their former Big East rival, the Weste Virginia Mountaineers, 4-3. With the pair of wins the Hokies improve to 6-2 on the season. This weekend VPI faces in state rival Old Dominion, before starting their conference schedule.