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Hokie Sports Round-Up 19 Oct 21

Men’s soccer skyrockets into the top 5. Women’s soccer suffers some conference setbacks, but are battling back! Volleyball continues their search for a conference win.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Virginia Tech Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

Women’s Soccer

The Virginia Tech Hokies hit a rough patch. While visiting Clemson, VT’s defense and offense were respectable, defending 11 shots (three on goal) while attaching with nine shots (two on goal). The Tigers scored early in the match, at 17:11, and both teams remained scoreless until the end of regulation with Clemson walking away with the win, 0-1. Against Wake Forest, Virginia Tech’s Tori Powell scored three times. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to top the Demon Deacons who survived, at home, 3-4. Life did not get easier this past weekend when Virginia Tech hosted the No. 1 Florida State Seminoles. The Hokies held FSU to their lowest shooting total of the season, but also suffered from their own low shot total (five, one on goal). Regardless, the Seminoles were able to convert their low shot total into two goals and defeated Virginia Tech, 0-2. After the three games slide the Hokies fell from their No. 17 spot in the polls, but they have the highest number of votes in the unranked teams. Essentially, they are No. 26. The Hokies’ overall record is 8-5-2 (2-3-2 conference). Three games remain in the regular season and they are all ACC matchups. This Thursday VT looks to end their losing streak when they host the Miami Hurricanes.


Men’s Soccer

The men of Virginia Tech beat the then No. 23 Louisville Cardinals, 4-2, in Blacksburg. After the definitive conference victory the Hokies hosted the Davidson College Wildcats, who they dismantled, 4-0. These two four-point games mark the highest points total VT has put up this season. These efforts were enough to push VT into the No. 5 spot of the polls! This past weekend the Hokies suffered their second ACC loss when Wake Forest was able to take control during the first half and defeat VT, 1-3. Virginia Tech’s overall record is now 8-2-3 (3-2-1, conference). Only three games remain in the regular season, including an away match against No. 7 Pittsburgh. On Wednesday the Hokies will face Winthrop at Thompson Field in Blacksburg.


Volleyball

Virginia Tech’s conference struggles continue. Their losing streak grew to nine straight. They were soundly defeated by NC State, UNC, No. 2 Louisville, and Notre Dame. In all four of those games the Hokies fell 0 matches to 3. After bursting out to a 9-2 start Virginia Tech now sits 9-11 overall (0-8 conference). Another challenge awaits VT when they host the No. 16 Florida State Seminoles on Friday.


GO HOKIES!!!