August 23, 2012
Hokies open season with the Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational
Tech to face SIU-Edwardsville and Richmond
SIU-Edwardsville (1-0-0) 303
Virginia Tech (0-1-0) 011
  • Thompson Field - 1,672

Tournament Notes
• Last season’s return of the Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational saw Virginia Tech go 1-1. After falling 1-0 in OT to Wisconsin in the first game, but the Hokies rebounded to defeat Cincinnati 2-1 in the last match of the tournament.
• Virginia Tech has hosted a home tournament 12 previous times in program history, with the first being in 1982.

Scouting SIU-Edwardsville/series history
• The Cougars are coming off of an 8-8-4 season, while going 1-4-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
• Senior Benny Jeffery and sophomore Matt Polster were selected to the preseason All-MVC team.
• This is the first meeting between Virginia Tech and SIUE.

Scouting Richmond/series history
• The Spiders return eight starters from their 2011 squad which ended the season with a 5-12-2 record, going 4-5 in the Atlantic 10.
• The winner of this year’s contest will take a one game-advantage in the series with the two school’s tied at 7-7-0.
• The Hokies are 4-1 in the last five meetings dating back to 1991.
• Tech defeated Richmond in the last match-up between the sides in 2007, a 1-0 game at Thompson Field.

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