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Virginia Tech Soccer Weekly: The Kristo Strickler Show

A strong defensive week for the Hokies.

Kristo Strickler. Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer.
Kristo Strickler. Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer.
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Women’s Program

  • Current Record: 9W-2L-1L overall. 1-2-1 in the ACC.
  • Last Week’s Results: The Hokies held Duke through regulation and extra time to get a hard point draw at home. While Virginia Tech failed to score, they will take the match as improvement, having let in five goals during their previous two matches. Future Hokie Hall-of-Famer Mandy McGlynn notched another shutout and earned ACC Defensive Player of the Week. That is the fifth time she’s picked up the award, the most in program history.
  • Ranking: 20th. Up three spots after holding now #11 in the nation Duke goalless.
  • ACC Standings: 9th in the table with four points. UNC and Florida State are top of the standings on 12 points.
  • Team Leaders: Goals - Nicole Kozlova (5) & Emily Gray (4); Assists - Emmalee McCarter (4) & Molly Feighan (3); Shutouts - Mandy McGlynn (8).
  • Upcoming Matches This Week: The Women’s team continues their brutal run again top ranked teams when they host #6 Florida State on Thursday night (7:30 pm ET on the ACC Network). McGlynn will be tested as the Seminoles bring in their red hot attack. FSU has scored 31 goals this season, averaging 2.5 per match. Then on Sunday the Hokies travel down to Raleigh, NC to face NC State (5 pm ET on the ACC Network). The Wolfpack are just one point ahead of VT in the standings.

Men’s Program

  • Current Record: 6W-2L-2D overall. 0-2-2 in the ACC.
  • Last Week’s Results: After letting two frustrating results slip away in ACC play the weeks before, the Hokies welcomed the chance to host a non-conference opponent. Garner-Webb rolled into Blacksburg, but Kristo Strickler put the match to bed quickly. The Hokie Junior scored a hat-trick in the opening 27 minutes. Nick Blacklock later got his third on the year to make it 4-0, as VT peppered the opponent’s net, out-shooting them 19 to 5. Four days later Tech held the #1 offense in the nation to a 0-0 draw as Clemson fired off 19 shots of their own on the night. The Hokies are the first team to hold the Tigers scoreless this season.
  • Ranking: 22nd. The Hokies held their position, despite a strong win at home and road draw in the ACC.
  • ACC Standings: 5th place in the Coastal Division with two points. The Hokies are now 10 points behind leaders UVA.
  • Team Leaders: Goals - Kristo Strickler (8) & Jon Ingason (3); Assists - Nick Blacklock (4) & Kristo Strickler & James Kasak tied (3); Shutouts - Mathijs Swaneveld (3).
  • Upcoming Matches This Week: The Hokies travel up to Pittsburgh this Friday (10/11). The Panthers are just above VT in the Coastal standings and are coming off a 6-0 non-conference win against Howard. You can catch the match on the ACC Network at 7 pm ET.