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Hokie Sports Round Up

Catching up with the performance of Virginia Tech athletics!

NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Virginia Tech vs Wisconsin Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Lacrosse: Under first season head coach, John Sung, the Virginia Tech Hokies set or tied several VT Lacrosse records. The Hokies finished the season 11-8, which matches a program record for wins. The Hokies were 9-3 against non-conference opponents, but struggled to a 2-5 record against ACC foes. That being said, their two conference victories were against then No. 17 Boston College and then No. 10 Duke. The Hokies peaked at No. 12 in the national rankings, another program best, before running into trouble at the end of the year. The Hokies dropped those five conference games to finish the season against No. 2 UNC, Louisville, No. 11 Syracuse, No. 12 Notre Dame, and a heartbreaking close loss, 5-6, against No. 16 UVA. The Hokies were then bounced out of the ACC Championship against No. 10 Syracuse. Three of the eight season losses came during OT. Unfortunately, the Hokies were not one of the 26 teams named to the NCAA Championship bracket. It may be a bit early to judge, but it looks like Mr. Babcock has hired another winner in Coach Sung. Congratulations on a fantastic season!

Softball: The 2017 Virginia Tech performance fell short and can only be interpreted as regressive from their 2016 effort. This season the Hokies only managed to post a 19-34 overall record, 14-15 non-conference, and disappointing 5-19 conference record. Last year the Hokies posted a 29-28 record, 16-17 non-conference, and a surprising 13-11 conference record. Unfortunately, the Hokies were not one of the eight teams invited to the ACC Championship bracket. Best of luck next year!

Track and Field: For the first time since joining the ACC both the men’s and women’s outdoor track squads have won their respective conference championships. The Hokies’ performance has resulted in the school setting a program best 36 athletes to the NCAA East Regional Preliminary Rounds, which will be held at the University of Kentucky on 25-27 May. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held in Oregon from 7-10 June. Best of luck to our Virginia Tech student-athletes, and a job well done on the dual ACC championships!