The last few weeks have been a rough stretch for Coach Kenny Brooks and the women of Virginia Tech. The then No.19 Hokies visited Charlottesville where they were utterly dismantled, 27-76, by the unranked Cavaliers. VPI’s dismal offensive performance resulted in the Hokies scoring in the single digits during three separate quarters. The worst of which was a two-point effort in the third period. After the performance, the Hokies were quickly removed from the Top 25. The season did not get any better. Following the loss to UVA the Hokies dropped three subsequent games against conference opponents. Syracuse, 72-82. Notre Dame, 59-76. Georgia Tech, 81-87. The Hokies have lost six in a row, and seven of their last eight. After starting the season 15-0, VT sits at 16-7 with a mediocre 3-7 conference record. The last six games of the season will see Virginia Tech facing three ranked teams and a rematch with UVA. Tomorrow the Hokies will face No. 12 Louisville and look to earn their first win over a ranked team since defeating No. 17 Tennessee back in November.
Georgia Tech outlasts Hokies, 87-81: Hicks tallies 29 points, five rebounds, six assists, six steals https://t.co/8biTh37j5e— VT Women's Hoops (@VT_WBBall) February 5, 2017
The Hokies started the 2017 season on January 28, in Los Angeles, when they faced San Diego during the ITA Kickoff. Unfortunately, VT fell, 2-4. The very next day VT faced East Tennessee State University, during the next round of the ITA Kickoff. The game was a bit closer, but the Hokies still fell, 3-4. This past weekend the Hokies faced No. 10 Texas in Austin, but were unable to escape the Top Ten team, losing, 3-4. The Fighting Gobblers will look for their first win of the season, this Saturday, when they face St. Bonaventure.
The women’s effort has gotten off to a quick start with the Hokies defeating both Troy and East Tennessee State University by a score of 5-2. After a hiccup against No. 9 Vanderbilt saw VPI lose, 0-4, the Gobblers quickly returned to their winning ways with a 4-2 win over Clemson and a definitive 7-0 victory over Purdue. This weekend VT will participate in the ITA Indoors being held at Madison, WI.
The women of VT will open their 2017 season at Las Vegas, against Indiana State, during the Sportco Tournament.
The Fighting Gobblers begin their season tonight when they hose Gardner-Webb.