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Hokies Roll in Opener

Michael Brewer threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns and Shai McKenzie rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown to lead Virginia Tech to a 34-9 victory over William & Mary in the season opener. The Hokies won their home opener for the 25th time in Frank Beamer’s 28 seasons. Brewer threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to freshman Isaiah Ford and 8 yards to redshirt freshman Bucky Hodges. Joey Slye, another freshman, added two field goals for Tech, which finished with 488 yards of offense. Freshmen scored 28 of the Hokies’ 34 points. Tech’s defense held William & Mary to just 193 yards, forced two turnovers and had four sacks.

Virginia Tech Athlete of the Week

Shai McKenzie (Football, Fr., Washington, Pa.)
In his first game action, true freshman Shai McKenzie rushed for 106 yards on just nine carries (11.8 ypc) with a 39-yard touchdown in Tech’s 34-9 win over William & Mary. He broke 10 tackles in his limited action, racking up 49 yards after contact.

Tech Drums Up Family Fun with Hokie Village

 

With the boom of Skipper’s blast echoing across campus, Virginia Tech launched the inaugural Hokie Village across the street from Lane Stadium three and a half hours before kickoff last Saturday. Thousands of Tech fans enjoyed the music, getting autographs, watching the wrestling team’s fun workout, and hanging with the HokieBird. This family-friendly event will take place before each Saturday home game with new and different offerings and promises to get bigger and better while adding to the terrific game-day experience in Blacksburg.

Highly-Ranked Hokes Continue Blazing Start

After moving up to a No. 4 national ranking, the Tech women’s soccer team travelled to the Buckeye State and beat Akron 3-0 on Friday and Ohio State 3-1 on Sunday. The dominant Hokies are 4-0 this season and have outscored their opponents 16-1. Tech saw more goals scored by the younger Hokies, as freshmen Alani Johnson and Laila Gray contributed three goals and sophomores Candace Cephers and Bria Dixon also put away three. So far on the season, the freshmen and sophomores have tallied 11 of the Hokies’ 16 goals.

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Men’s Soccer Squad Splits Opening Weekend

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team went 1-1 to kick off the 2014 campaign. In the team’s first game against SIUE junior Brad Vorv’s first career goal was the lone goal in overtime which put the Hokies on top to earn the victory. Teammate Niels Kirch played Vorv the ball up the line, who chipped the keeper from 25 yards out. Against Saint Louis in the second game, it was freshman Dylan Huber who would score the only goal of the match for the Hokies, on his first career goal, as Tech fell 3-1 to the Billikens.

Tech Volleyball Gets Underway at Bluegrass Battle

Lindsey Owens averaged 3.18 kills per set en route to earning All-Tournament honors as the Hokies opened the 2014 season at the competitive Bluegrass Battle in Lexington, Ky. The sophomore posted 18 kills in the first match versus Butler, hitting .359 on the attack and followed up with 13 kills against Wichita State while hitting .520. Kennedy Bryan added 2.75 kps while Amanda McKinzie tallied 2.63 kps. On the defensive side, Megan Beckwith tallied 3.27 digs per set and Ashley Battle posted 1.18 blocks per set. The Hokies claimed their first win of the season with a 3-0 sweep of Wichita State before falling 3-1 to the 19th-ranked Wildcats.

Student-Athlete Q&A

Trey Edmunds of the Tech football team interviews Hokie volleyball star Kathryn Caine


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Women’s Golf Team Tees it Up for the First Time

 

The Virginia Tech women’s golf team held the first practice in the program’s history on Aug. 28, as head coach Carol Robertson and her two players, Amanda Hollandsworth and Allison Woodward, gathered at the Pete Dye River Course practice facility for the first session. The Hokies will not begin competition until the fall of next year – part of a plan by athletics department officials to give Robertson time to build the foundation of the program. In addition to running practices this fall, Robertson plans on hitting the recruiting trail pretty hard and hopes to sign four in the fall signing period as she continues building Tech’s program.

Soaring into the 2014 Season

Fullback Sam Rogers led the Hokies into Lane Stadium where they ran over William & Mary in the season opener. Tech will fly into Columbus, Ohio, this weekend to take on the Buckeyes in a prime-time matchup on ESPN at Ohio Stadium Saturday at 8 p.m.

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