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Gobbler Country’s: Virginia Tech Hokie Evening News Roundup #5-2

Men’s Soccer Returns to Their Winning Ways, VT Wrestling Turns Heads Internationally, and a Couple Hokies Meet Up in the NFL.

Kansas City Chiefs v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Men’s Soccer

This evening the No. 14 Virginia Tech Hokies soundly defeated the Longwood Lancers, 5-1. It was a solid game by VPI and a nice recovery performance after their hard fought match against the No. 1 Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

Women’s Basketball

The Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team announced their schedule for the 2018-2019 season.

Wrestling

Virginia Tech’s own Mekhi Lewis will be representing the Hokies and the United States in the Junior World Championship being held in Slovakia from 21SEP - 24SEP. Mekhi is a redshirt freshmen from Bound Brook, NJ, and wrestles at 157 pounds.

VT volunteer wrestling coach Ty Waltz won a bronze medal while representing the USA Men’s Team at the Medved International, held in Minsk, Belarus. This is his third earned medal while representing the United States.

Commonwealth Clash Update

There is still a long way to go with regards to the Commonwealth Clash, but check out their website here. Fans can vote on which athletic program they think will win the Clash for the 2018-2019 season! The Commonwealth Clash was started four years ago and assigns points to the various athletic endeavors that UVA and VT share. Currently the culmination of the last four years has the programs tied, 2-2. The Hokies have won the last two Commonwealth Clashes. Most recently VPI won 12.5-8.5.

College Football Power Rankings

The Hokies may be No. 13 in the AP and No. 10 in the Coaches poll, but they have been ranked as the No. 12 team in ESPN’s Power Rankings. The Fighting Gobblers find themselves bracketed by No. 11 Notre Dame and No. 13 Auburn.

Hokies Extend Offer to Speedster Football Recruit

Virginia Tech made an offer to WR Ahmari Huggins-Bruce. Ahmari doesn’t graduate high school until 2021, but has been described as the fastest 14 year old in America (He’s 15 now), running a 4.47 40-yard dash, heading into his sophomore year.

Chiefs vs Steelers

This past Sunday two former Virginia Tech defensive stars faced off against each other and took a moment to pose for a photograph. Kansas City’s Kendall Fuller had a solid game with seven total tackles and two passes defended while Pittsburgh’s Terrell Edmunds had four total tackles.

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