Last weekend six Virginia Tech Hokie student athletes participated, unattached, in the Southern Scuffle. CJ Manley (freshmen – 133 lbs.), Mekhi Lewis (freshmen – 165 lbs.), Cody Hughes (redshirt sophomore – 174 lbs.), Hunter Bolen (freshmen – 174 lbs.), Stanley Smeltzer (freshmen – 184 lbs.), and John Borst (freshmen – 197 lbs.) all traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the tournament.
Individual records can be seen below.
CJ Manley (2-2)
Mekhi Lewis (5-2)
Hunter Bolen (2-2)
Cody Hughes (3-2)
Stanley Smeltzer (3-3)
John Borst (2-2)
Two Hokies placed in the Southern Scuffle, Lewis (165 lbs.) and Smeltzer (184 lbs.). Lewis placed fourth. Smeltzer finished eighth.
Virginia Tech heads to the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia January 12-13.
The women of VPI opened ACC play with a disappointing loss to the N.C. State Wolfpack, 51-68, but they rebounded (HA!) nicely against the Boston College Eagles who they soundly defeated, 89-58. Today the Hokies face their stiffest challenge of the season thus far when they travel to Louisville to play the No. 3 Cardinals. Virginia Tech is carrying a record of 12-3 (1-1 ACC), but brings a 3-0 away mark to Louisville. You can catch the game streaming on ACC Network Extra at 2 PM EST. YOU’VE GOT THIS LADIES!
Virginia Tech LAX coach, John Sung, announced the 2018 schedule. The season opens on Saturday, February 10, at the Virginia Tech Indoor Practice Facility, against the Southern California Trojans. Ten of the 17 teams the Hokies will face were featured in the NCAA tournament last year. The season will certainly be a challenge, but the Hokies are coming off one of the program’s best seasons, which included upsets of then No. 17 Boston College and then No. 10 Duke. Stay glued to Gobbler Country for coverage of the lacrosse season!
Here it is our 2018 @HokiesLax game schedule! 10 out of our 17 teams we play made the NCAA tournament in 2017.— John Sung (@VTLaxCoach) January 5, 2018
We have the opportunity to play in 3 amazing venues at home! Excited to play the our final home game in Lane Stadium! #startjumping #LetsGoHokies pic.twitter.com/e7ByUZuO8T