The No. 19 Duke Blue Devils were able to do what none this season had yet been able to accomplish, thus far this season, when they defeated the then No. 6 Virginia Tech Hokies, 1-0. Duke only managed a score off a penalty kick, but they did have nine total shots on goal versus VT’s five. The men of Virginia Tech didn’t waste time moping over the loss and hosted the Virginia Cavaliers this past Friday, defeating the Hoos during an exhilarating double overtime match, 2-1! The Hokies sit at 3-1-2 on the season and are ranked No. 17. Tonight, the Hokies travel to Williamsburg, VA and face the William and Mary Tribe! Best of luck gentlemen!
Since we last left, the women of Virginia Tech have been on the move! After dispatching Villanova, 5-1, VT invaded Columbia, SC to face the then No. 12 South Carolina Gamecocks. The Hokies scored the lone goal of the night 19 minutes into the first half and never looked back, beating South Carolina, 1-0. This is the first victory of the season, over a ranked team for the Hokies, after they fell to No. 9 Santa Clara earlier this month. Next VT hosted NC State in Blacksburg where they earned a conference victory, 1-0. The Virginia Tech Hokies now sit a respectable 7-2. The ladies have collected points in the poll but have yet to crack the top-25. This Thursday they head to Chapel Hill to face the North Carolina Tar Heels.
The Hokies won the Chattanooga Classic Invitational! After opening the invitational weekend with a disappointing loss to Troy, 3-1, they bounced back beating Chattanooga, 3-2, and sweeping Tennessee Tech three matches to zero. This past weekend VT hosted three other teams during the Hokie invite. They defeated George Mason (3-1) and Wofford (3-0), before falling to North Carolina A&T (3-2). The Hokies have improved to a 9-3 record, on the season. They’ve already eclipsed last season’s win total of six! I’m no mathmagician, but that seems like quite an improvement! Well done Hokies! VT opens conference play when they host the Clemson Tigers at Cassell Coliseum this Friday. That match will be streamed on ACCNX!
Back at it next week as we open ACC play on Friday. #Hokies— Virginia Tech Volleyball (@HokiesVB) September 18, 2021