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Buzz Building with Men’s Basketball

In his first year coaching the Hokies, proven winner Buzz Williams has things going full-speed ahead. The squad volunteered at Micah’s Backpack Thursday evening and engaged with students at Eastern Montgomery Elementary School following the first practice of the year Friday afternoon. They followed that up with the first Tip-Off Tailgate at the Salem Family YMCA Saturday evening, where they signed autographs and shot around with members of Hokie Nation. After returning to Blacksburg Sunday, the Hokies capped off the busy weekend with Media Day on Monday. The players and coaches posed for team photos, met with the media and shot videos to be used throughout the year. Practice will be full-speed ahead as well, as the team prepares for the home opener against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Nov. 14, and the beginning of the Buzz Williams era of Virginia Tech basketball.

Hokies Finish Fourth at Blackthorn

The men’s golf team battled heavy rains throughout the weekend, but was able to post a fourth-place finish at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club in Jonesborough, Tenn. Weather caused the suspension of play on all three days of competition, eventually forcing Sunday’s third round to be scrapped. The Hokies shot a 3-under-par 573 and Virginia Tech was one of only five squads in the 15-team field to break par. Scott Vincent shot sub-par rounds of 71-70=141 to finish in a tie for eighth place at three-under-par. Trevor Cone tied for 12th and Maclain Huge tied for 20th place. The tournament, an annual event on the Hokies’ schedule, featured four ACC and two SEC teams.

Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Scott Vincent
(Golf, Sr., Harare, Zimbabwe)
Vincent shot sub-par rounds of 71-70=141 to tie for eighth place at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club. The tournament, shortened to 36 holes due to torrential rains, saw the Hokies finish fourth overall. Vincent posted his second top-10 finish in the last three events.

Hokies Split on Trip to the Sunshine State

The women’s soccer team took its longest road trip of the year last weekend to play Miami and No. 2 Florida State. On Thursday night, goals from Danielle King and Ellie Zoepfl lifted the Hokies to a 2-0 win over Miami. On Sunday, Tech dropped a heart-breaking loss to the Seminoles after late drama decided the well-fought match. The score remained 0-0 until Florida State scored in the 81st minute before Tech immediately responded, scoring on a free kick from Kallie Peurifoy only thirty seconds later to tie the game at 1-1. The final seven minutes saw the Seminoles miss a penalty kick but score on a header with three minutes left to hand Tech a 2-1 loss. The Hokies fell to 12-3-0 on the year, 3-3-0 in the ACC.

Student-Athlete Q&A

Tech baseball player Ricky Surum interviews women’s tennis player Raluca Mita

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Hokies fall to ’Hoos in Commonwealth Clash

Virginia Tech and rival Virginia battled in a tough five-set match Sunday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum. The Hokies won the first two sets, 25-12 and 25-17, before the ‘Hoos rallied back to win the next two sets with scores of 25-22 and 25-18 to even the match at 2-2. In the final set, Virginia took the early lead but Tech responded to go up 9-6. The two teams tied at 12 and traded points over the next several rallies and were knotted at 16 before the Cavaliers claimed the final two points for the win. Kathryn Caine led the Hokies, knocking down 16 kills while hitting .652 on the attack while Jordan Fish and Kyra Coundourides put up 27 and 21 assists, respectively. On the defensive side, Megan Beckwith had 21 digs and LaTasha Samson-Akpan posted six blocks.

Virginia Tech Athletics presents its weekly video wrap-up of Tech sports, with host Andrew Allegretta filling you in on what you need to know to keep up with the Hokies.

Getting into the VT Spirit!

The players have some fun at men's basketball media day after getting the formal team photos done at the Hahn Hurst Practice Facility. The Hokies are working hard to prepare for the first season of the Buzz Williams era of Virginia Tech basketball.