Greetings everyone! Apologies for missing last week’s dose of Hokie Sports Round Up! My real people life and job were quite demanding. Throw in a day of traveling across the entire country and it was a perfect mix of not enough time! I’ll do my best to make up for it!
Well... last time we met I said that the Hokies would need to win their last four conference games if there is to be much hope of making the NCAA tournament. They didn’t win all four, but they did win three! The highlight was their penultimate regular season game in which they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers, 63-45! They also collected wins against the Miami-Florida Hurricanes and Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but fell to the Clemson Tigers. The surge puts them at a respectable 20-10 overall record and 6-10 conference record. The Hokies are currently in Greensboro, NC for the ACC Tournament. Today they collected a round one victory when they repeated their final regular season win over Wake Forest, 85-63. VT is riding a three-game winning streak where the margin of victory has been at least 18 points. Tomorrow they look to avenge their 73-66 loss to the Clemson Tigers.
The No. 14 Virginia Tech Hokies barely fell to the No. 10 N.C. State Wolfpack, 17-16. The Hokies finished the season with an overall record of 9-5 and a conference record of 3-2. All five of their losses came from ranked opponents, three of which were in the top ten. This weekend VT will be hosting the ACC Tournament. Best of luck gentleman!
VPI struggled against the No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes, losing their second straight against a ranked opponent, 17-6. The quickly comported themselves to defeat Cincinnati, 19-8 before falling to another ranked opponent, the No. 15 Duke Blue Devils, during overtime, 11-10. Virginia Tech is now on a two game winning streak after beating ODU, 23-3, and Radford, 23-8. The Hokies now have a 4-3 overall record. This weekend they travel out to Los Angeles to face USC.
The Hokies have been busy turning heads since the last time we met. They’ve participated in the USF-Rawlings Invitational and the Georgia Bulldog invitational. They did suffer three losses during the stretch. More importantly they collected seven wins, including a signature win against the No. 8 Georgia Bulldogs. Between their invitationals VT stopped back in the New River Valley to blank Radford, 10-0. This weekend the Hokies open conference play in a three game series against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. It’s an amazing start to the season that finds the Fighting Gobblers on six wins away from matching last year’s victory total. VT sits at a respectable 17-3 overall record and just outside of the top 25, receiving 13 votes. Fantastic work ladies!
Coach D'Amour (@VTsoftballCoach) earlier today spoke with the media— Virginia Tech Softball (@HokiesSoftball) March 6, 2019
When asked on why there's been success early on ⤵️
• Senior leadership / buy in
• Hitting off the charts / preparation#ThisIsHome | #Hokies pic.twitter.com/41wETwXLbi
Track and Field
The Virginia Tech men’s indoor track team grabbed conference co-champions, sharing with the Florida State Seminoles. The women finished third in the ACC Championship. The Hokies will be sending eight individuals to the NCAA Indoor Tournament to be held in Birmingham, AL this weekend. Well done Hokies and a big congratulations to the men and women of the indoor track team for their accomplishments in the ACC Tournament!