The 2nd half stretch of the 2018-2019 season has been rough on the Hokie Women. Whether it’s super close, or a heartbreaker like last evening against Notre Dame, the Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team seems to have lost serious traction in ACC League play. Someone somewhere will need to figure out how to put the brakes on this one or the skid is going to ruin the rest of the season. Hopefully Sunday they can get their feet back under themselves and grab a win against the Wolf Pack of NC State.
Tech led for most of the first 2/3rds of the game. The Notre Dame comeback was furious, and a bit too furious as observed by several fans. We’ll leave it at that.
One bright spot was Trinity Baptiste who put up a double-double game. (11 points and 13 rebounds)
#Hokies start fast, take a lead into second quarter Wednesday against No. 1 Notre Dame, but fall 80-51— Virginia Tech Women's Basketball (@HokiesWBB) January 17, 2019
Trinity Baptiste records her sixth double-double of the season and Emery paces Tech with 15 points ⤵️
We all know about the disappointing results up at JPJ. The Hokies just didn’t seem to have the right plan of attack, if there was even a reasonable one left after the Hoos kept draining threes, and Tech had trouble finding the hole from any range. So, the issues from outside at Georgia Tech followed us to Hooville. Looks like the guys need some regrouping and refocusing. Saturday they’ll have their chance against visiting Wake Forest for a sold out contest at the Cassell.
Our home game on Saturday against Wake Forest is now sold out!— Virginia Tech Men's Basketball (@HokiesMBB) January 16, 2019
Only two contests that are still available at Cassell ⤵️
• Louisville on Feb. 4
• Georgia Tech on Feb. 13
» https://t.co/nsIoJ7gXhy#getBETTER | #Hokies pic.twitter.com/BXF3W4DmwS
Let us not forget that other Winter sport - Wrestling. The #13 Hokies are really grabbing more attention. Take a look at the ranked wrestlers for the week:
And we are seeing a new face as sophomore B.C. LaPrade has been named ACC Wrestler of the week.
@HokiesWrestling's 157-pound redshirt sophomore B.C. LaPrade is @theACC Wrestler of the Week ... LaPrade posted three wins in leading the No. 13 Hokies to the team title at last weekend’s Virginia Dualshttps://t.co/nRliMuV8Ay pic.twitter.com/jP9rbuKspH— ACC Wrestling (@ACCWrestling) January 15, 2019
Hokies Track and Field
It’s Indoor Track season, and Hokie Nation needs to hear about this name, Jacory Patterson
He was named ACC Male Athlete of the Week.
Probably because he did this!
You read that correctly! This young man can flat out FLY! Congratulations for breaking the World Record for the U-20 300 meter, Jacory. That is really special. Keep flying!
Here are some other wonderful notes from some super Hokie Athletes who don’t normally get mentioned.
We are proud of all of you and will endevor to keep everyone up to date on your progress this season.
In further Track News... you heard that right, Track news, take a look at who finished 3rd in this past week’s Virginia Tech Invitational men’s 200m.
#VirginiaTechInvitational | M 200m— Virginia Tech Track & Field (@HokiesTFXC) January 12, 2019
3. Cole Beck 21.80
7. Joseph Tay 22.62
Beck & Tay earn top seven times!
Yes, that’s Colton “Cole” Beck, Blacksburg High School Graduate and redshirt Freshman running back putting up a 21.8 in the 200...
It’s one month before baseball season starts at the Stetson Tournament in Florida... good thing because it’s stone cold winter, here in the ‘Burg... As to my baseball cap collection, could I have one of each, please!
And we leave you this evening with a Link to the big change this season at the new Union Park (well English Field at Union Park - but that’s a mouth full so how about we just keep it to Union Park?)
30 days out from opening day and 30 years of playing at our current location! Talk about an upgrade pic.twitter.com/VCHdEOpmAN— Virginia Tech Baseball (@HokiesBaseball) January 16, 2019