Virginia Tech Women's Basketball
The Virginia Tech Women's basketball team
It was a tough loss in a nearly impossible situation as Notre Dame pulled ahead in the 1st, and away in the 2nd. Tech’s offense was frustrated, and Kitley largely neutralized and Tech’s defense struggling.
Finally, the media voters are taking notice. AP just ranked Virginia Tech #5 in the Women’s basketball poll for the week. Liz Kitley is selected ACC Player of the Week, and ESPN names the Hokies as their team of the week. Two more games! GO HOKIES!!!
It was a special Senior Night in the Cassell. Cayla, Georgia, Liz, and Liv all walked with their families, and then the team walked away from UNC to not only win the game but earn the #1 seed and a double bye in the ACC Tournament. GO HOKIES!!!
AP has finally noticed that Tech is a Top 10 team. Hokies rank 8th in this week’s poll. Liz Kitley gets ACC Player of the Week for an incredible two game total score and rebound count. GO HOKIES!!!
This one wasn’t going to be anything close to easy. Duke plays 10, plays tight defense, and gives fouls. The Lady Hokies got beaten and beaten up at Duke. They returned the favor on the former, but still suffered the latter in this one. Liz is a powerhouse, but only 4 players scored for the Hokies. Tough game but Wins are always good.
It was more like a rolling wrestling match than a basketball game, at times. Liz is wolloped, slapped, and shoved, but still double-doubles, Georgia leads in points, Liv doubles up in rebounds. BC gets away with too much, but still comes away with the ‘L’ for the trouble. GO HOKIES!!!
Something about coming from behind to beat one of your top ten ranked conference archrivals at home and then have to face them in their house. The #3 Wolf Pack was waiting, and the #16 Lady Hokies were ready. Tech pulls ahead in the 2nd and builds a big win in the 3rd: 72-61
This one was close. Aside from being Captain Obvious, the reality is that these evenly matched teams had to battle through an entire game and an OT to determine the winner, and the Lady Hokies take it by 9 in the end. GO HOKIES!!!
There were a few dry spells, but the Hokies took the lead early, and held on to it, slamming the door shut with a huge 3rd quarter. The Wahoos could never quite make the difference up. Bacon and Sausage Biscuits for the home crowd. GO HOKIES!!!
Georgia Amoore gets national recognition along with ACC plaudits for Player of the Week. The team steps up 2 to #17 in the AP Poll from Monday. It was a great week for the women’s basketball team. GO HOKIES!!!
The Lady Orange were undefeated at home. Ranked #22, with an intimidating record of 17-2 and 7-1 in the ACC they couldn’t keep up with the Hokie’s depth. Tech walked into a tough tournament level contest with a serious conference competitor - and took it. Georgia, Tilly, and Cayla in double figures for a huge team road win. GO HOKIES!!!
It really wasn’t as close as it looked, either. A healthy Georgia Amoore double-doubles on points and assists, Liz was a scoring machine in the 1st half, and Olivia Summiel misses a double-double by one rebound. It was a dominant performance by the Hokies and a solid win for the resume. GO HOKIES!!!
The Lady Hokies hosted the Lady Tigers for a noon tilt in the Cassell. The Hokies were without Georgia Amoore and even with Clemson struggling it was a critical ACC game that was a must win. The team really stepped up and covered the loss of their floor quarterback to pull down a W off the boards. GO HOKIES!!!
It was magic in the 1st quarter, and then things began to shake apart. The Hokies melted in the 2nd half and struggled to both score and keep a handle on the ball. Need to get back to winning on Sunday. GO HOKIES!!!
It was a tough and controversial loss in Tallahassee against Florida State. Liz scores 30 and gets 12 rebounds. Tilly, Georgia, and Rose score in double figures. Duke is up next, there. GO HOKIES!!!
It seemed like it was going to be a tough slog there for about 14 minutes, and then not so much. The Hokies get a bit of a slow start, and then accelerate away from the Hurricanes to remain undefeated in the ACC. Liz does it again, with G and Tilly in double figures. Solid win. GO HOKIES!!!
Holy Cow! Yowsers! And there was much rejoicing... yea. What can you say. The Lady Hokies played to a record sellout crowd that was deafening in the 4th quarter. They stage a huge comeback to have the King to Kitley magic happen to take the game by a point. GO HOKIES!!!
The 13th ranked Lady Hokies travel to Winston-Salem to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the Hokies’ second ACC game, and an important confidence building road game before the big Sunday contest against NC State in Blacksburg. It looked like a runaway at the end of the 2nd quarter, but Wake wasn’t getting that message. It was a tough fight until the final buzzer. Hokies win, though.
When you work to take Liz out of the game by constant double teams, watch out! Everyone else, led by Georgia Amoore will take it to you even more. Six players in double figures. It was a team tumping of the Pathers. GO HOKIES!!!
The William and Mary Tribe showed up at Cassell for a 2:00 tip, and a chance to compete against a Division 1 team. The Lady Tribe certainly made a few people nervous in the 1st half. The Hokies had some shooting problems, and defense ruled for the first 15 minutes of the game. But the Hokies found the accelerator, opened up a lead, and left W&M behind by the final buzzer. GO HOKIES!!!
It started off as a real nail biter, with the Hokies a bit off kilter and the shots not falling but when the bigs are off, the rest of the crew needs to pitch in. Olivia Summiel and Tilly Ekh both come up big in this one. GO HOKIES!!!
The Lady Hokies defended the Cassell in a New River Valley matchup with the Lady Highlanders from just down the road. Most Hokies play roughly half a game, Liz Double-Doubles, and the bench gets critical time. GO HOKIES!!!
It was a happy crowd on the last day of classes on the evening before reading day of the Fall 2023 Semester, and the Hokies came to find a measure of redemption after the LSU mess and weird road trip. Redemption came in a Double-Double for Liz, and Georgia the other way. Carys Baker shined off the bench. It was a fun one. GO HOKIES!!!
It was a good start, that ran out of gas in the 2nd quarter and just never got going again. LSU played a tough inside physical game and ran hard. The Lady Hokies went cold except for Georgia and Liz. This was a tough loss. Lessons are to be learned. GO HOKIES!!!!
The Hokies close out the Cayman Islands "Tournament" series with a solid but close fought win with Tulane University Green Wave, 76-70. Georgia Amoore lights up in the 2nd half for almost all of her 24 points. Liz puts in 18, and Olivia Summiel shines with 16. GO HOKIES!!!
Both basketball teams are on the road this Thanksgiving weekend, and in the same general direction, but the Lady Hokies ended up in the Lesser Antilles to attend the Cayman Island Tournament. They played a scary Kansas team and nipped them 59-58 in a close defensive contest. GO HOKIES!!!
Some of the pictures from courtside at the women’s basketball game on Monday evening. The Lady Spartans were feisty, and the Lady Hokies shooting cold...Except Liz. It was a Kitley sort of game and so her teammates fed her the ball. GO HOKIES!!!
The Lady Hokies had to put it into gear and spread around the wealth, but it was a Liz Kitley game, and she dominated inside while the Team worked through some shooting problems. It was a solid win for not having a great day from the floor. GO HOKIES!!!
A photo essay of the Houston Christian women’s basketball game. It was a record setting game (largest margin), and Georgia recorded a double-double on a record number of assists (16). It was a fun game to photograph. GO HOKIES!!!
It was the 2nd home game of the season for the Lady Hokies, and they had a much needed get to know each other and empty the bench sort of contest. Houston Christian kept it tight in the 1st quarter and then the Hokies stood on the gas. Georgia Amoore sets another record. GO HOKIES!!!
Wow did the Lady Hokies put a scare into Caitlin Clark and Iowa’s remaining foul bait teammates. Clark is the Lady Hawkeyes and proved it. The Lady Hokies are for real in 2023-2024 and proved that, too. GO HOKIES!!!
The first week in November means the start of the Hoops season, and the Lady Hokies opened at home against High Point University. It was a special occasion because the team got their banner and rings for the Final Four appearance. It wasn’t so special for High Point, though. The Hokies dominated. GO HOKIES!!!