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Hokies Happy on Homecoming

Michael Brewer threw two touchdown passes, Marshawn Williams rushed for 114 yards and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to knock off Western Michigan 35-17 on Homecoming this past Saturday. Tech, which snapped a two-game losing streak, got on the board just eight seconds into the game when Andrew Motuapuaka returned a fumbled kickoff 11 yards for a touchdown. Tech also got a safety on special teams when Western Michigan snapped a ball over the punter’s head and out of the end zone. Williams paced a Tech running game that finished with a season-high 308 yards rushing. Brewer threw touchdown passes of 29 yards to Bucky Hodges and 7 yards to Isaiah Ford. Tech’s defense held WMU to just 231 yards of offense – and only 19 rushing.

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Hokies extend win streak to four games

The Tech men’s soccer team went 2-0 on the week, posting wins against George Washington and NC State. The Hokies used a goal from freshman forward Ricardo John to defeat George Washington. Sophomore Som Essome powered through a pair of defenders before dishing the ball to John who put it away for the 1-0 win. Against NC State, the Hokies were down 2-0 with 30 minutes left in the match. Three goals, including a goal in the last minute, propelled the Hokies to victory. Freshman Merlin Baus got things started, scoring on a penalty kick. One minute later, Baus sent a ball to John who finished to knot the game at two. In the final minute of the match, Som Essome put away the game-winner in an improbable 3-2 victory that kept Tech’s winning streak alive.

Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Ricardo John
(Men’s Soccer, Fr., Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago)
John had a stellar week, scoring two goals, registering an assist and earning a penalty kick for the Hokies in Tech's two matches. In Tech's match against George Washington, John netted the game-winning goal in the 49th minute of the match to give Tech a 1-0 victory. In a tremendous comeback effort against NC State, John was an integral part of all three of the Hokies' second half goals, leading the team to a 3-2 victory. After drawing a penalty kick, a minute later John received a ball, beat his defender and hit a rocket shot to the far post to make the score 2-2. Topping off the night, John assisted the Hokies' third goal with only 45 seconds left on the clock.

Hokies break win streak, then get back on track

The second-ranked Virginia Tech women’s soccer team continued ACC play last week, hosting No. 20 Notre Dame and Duke. On Thursday night, Tech’s program-best 10-game winning streak was snapped when Notre Dame earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory at Thompson Field. The Hokies bounced back from the season’s first loss with a 2-0 win against Duke on Sunday at home. Tech scored only fifty seconds into the game when Murielle Tiernan made a dangerous run to the goal and was fouled in the penalty area, resulting in a Tech penalty kick that Katie Yensen put away to put Tech ahead 1-0. In the last ten minutes of the game, the Hokies struck again when Murielle Tiernan scored off of an assist from Kelsey Loupee. Tech is now 11-1-0 overall, 2-1-0 in the ACC.

Photo of the Week

It was Orange Effect and Homecoming in Lane Stadium Saturday, and on a beautiful day in Blacksburg the yell leaders and fans celebrated as the Hokies pulled away from Western Michigan en route to a 35-17 victory.

Sounds of the Game

Sights and sounds of the Hokies’ 35-17 win over WMU

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Hittin' it around at Hokie Village

Lindsey Owens and her Tech volleyball teammates were on hand Saturday morning having fun and teaching skills to fans enhancing their game day experience at Hokie Village.