Hokies Wrap Up Spring Schedule
Final intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday afternoon
April 24, 2003

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The spring season is coming to a close for the Virginia Tech men's soccer team, which has put together a 2-2-1 record, along with first and second-place finishes at the Virginia Tech 9-a-side Indoor Tournament. The Hokies will end their successful spring in an intrasquad scrimmage at Moseley Field at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

"The spring season has been a huge success in terms of the development of our players," said head coach Oliver Weiss. "We've become stronger, better technically and more poised than ever before. Despite the inclement weather we had during February and March, we haven't missed a training session or game all spring."

The Hokies kicked off the spring schedule against the A-League Richmond Kickers, with the professional team prevailing 3-1, although Tech remained close throughout. The Maroon and Orange teams placed first and second, respectively, at the Virginia Tech 9-a-side Indoor Tournament, as the championship game between both Hokie squads was decided on penalty kicks after playing to a 0-0 draw.

Tech traveled to Durham, N.C., to take on Duke and Richmond. After tying the Blue Devils, 2-2, the Hokies stepped up on the defensive end to earn a 2-0 victory over the Richmond Spiders. Tech then met Penn State in Bluefield, W. Va., and downed the Nittany Lions, 4-0, in its most dominant game of the spring. However, the Hokies were unable to keep their winning streak alive, as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Virginia in nearby Salem, Va.

"Our individual training showed rapid signs of improvement on behalf of our players' foot skills and technical abilities," said Weiss. "Our spring games against tough competition yielded better results and better performances by all of our players as the season progressed. I am just very happy with the way we played throughout the spring."

Mar. 16Richmond Kickers (A-League)Richmond, Va.L, 1-3
Mar. 23VT 9-a-side Indoor TournamentBlacksburg, Va.1st & 2nd place
Mar. 29DukeDurham, N.C.T, 2-2
 RichmondDurham, N.C.W, 2-0
Apr. 5Penn StateBluefield, W. Va.W, 4-0
Apr. 13VirginiaSalem, Va.L, 0-1