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Hokies Sweep Fighting Irish, Fall to Tigers

The Hokies defeated Notre Dame 3-0 on Friday night before falling to Clemson 3-2 in a hard-fought match on Sunday afternoon. Lindsey Owens averaged 4.00 kills per set while hitting .256 on the attack to lead the Hokies. Owens knocked down a match-high 23 kills against the Tigers while tallying 12 digs for her ninth double-double of the season. In addition, Owens had a match-high against Notre Dame with nine kills. Kathryn Caine also tallied double-digit kills against the Tigers with 18 and Amanda McKinzie added 16. Ashley Battle was strong at the net, posting 12 blocks over the two matches, while Megan Beckwith tallied 35 digs in the defensive efforts.

Big Weekend Builds Excitement for Basketball Season

The weekend of Oct. 23-26 was a busy one for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team. On Thursday night, the team spent the second half of the football game visiting with fans in the suites of Lane Stadium. Friday night, the 22nd annual Tip-Off Banquet was held in the Hahn Hurst Center. A record-crowd of more than 300 people helped celebrate the upcoming season. Head coach Buzz Williams gave an entertaining and enlightening speech and a live and silent auction raised big dollars for the foundation. The festivities continued bright and early Saturday morning, as approximately 100 women learned the ins and outs of big-time college basketball at the inaugural Hokies, Hoops & Heels event. The clinic, put on by the players and staff, was a rousing success and afforded the participants a wide array of insight and activities.

Duo Leads Tech to Second-Place Finish

Behind the strong one-two punch of Trevor Cone and Scott Vincent, the Virginia Tech Hokies concluded their 2014 fall season with a second-place finish at the UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate on Sunday. Vincent led after the first round and finished in second place, one stroke off the lead. Cone was third, two strokes behind Vincent. The duo, currently leading the poll as the top one-two punch in collegiate golf, combined to finish 16 under par. Tech will be off until February, when the Hokies open the 2015 portion of the schedule at the Puerto Rico Classic.

Hokies Split on Trip to Tobacco Road

The swimming & diving teams took a road trip to North Carolina where they battled UNC on Saturday and Duke on Sunday. Both the men's and the women’s teams picked up wins against Duke but fell short against the Tar Heels. Weronika Paluszek led the way for the women in the pool, winning three breaststroke events in the two meets. On the men’s side, Michal Szuba had an impressive showing, winning the 1,650 free, the 1,000 free and taking second in the 500 free at both meets. Off the boards, Tech’s divers fared well, winning six out of the eight events. Kaylea Arnett won three events, Jared Butts won two and Thomas Shinholser won one.

Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Kaylea Arnett
(Swimming & Diving, Senior, Spring Texas)
At Duke on Sunday, Arnett finished first in the 1-meter diving event, posting a score of 335.85 – the highest 1-meter score in the ACC this year. She also won the 3-meter event with a score of 350.55, the third-highest mark in the conference. On Saturday at UNC, she also earned a victory in the 1-meter diving event.

Hokies Crush Orange, Honor Seniors


The women’s soccer team took a trip to Syracuse and earned a 5-0 win over the Orange Thursday night. The Hokies stormed into the game with four goals in the first half. Candace Cephers and Murielle Tiernan scored twice in the game and Shannon Mayrose added another. On Sunday night, the Hokies fell to rival No. 3 Virginia, 2-0, on senior night. Six seniors were honored before the game for their outstanding play at Virginia Tech. Since the class members arrived on campus, they have led the Hokies to the best record during any four-year span in program history and the best post-season finish – earning a berth in last year’s NCAA College Cup.

Student-Athlete Q&A

Tech men’s basketball player Adam Smith interviews Sarah Rapp as she and her teammates prepare for the ACC Cross Country Championships to be held this Friday in Charlottesville.

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Miami Knocks Off Tech, 30-6

Tailback Marshawn Williams rushed for 100 yards, but very little else went right for Virginia Tech, which fell 30-6 to Miami in an ACC game at Lane Stadium on Oct. 23. The ’Canes used three second-quarter touchdowns to take a 24-0 lead at halftime. The Hokies moved the ball at times in the second half, but three fumbles on consecutive possessions ended any chances of a comeback. Tech’s lone score came on its final drive. Led by backup quarterback Mark Leal, the Hokies went 77 yards, and Leal’s 14-yard touchdown pass from Leal to Isaiah Thomas capped the drive. The Hokies will look to get back on track this Saturday when they take on Boston College. Tech has won six of the past eight meetings.

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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.

Thursday Night Fireworks over Lane Stadium

Virginia Tech’s ACC clash with Miami marked the Hokies’ 29th appearance on ESPN Thursday Night Football – the most of any team in college football – where they are now 20-9 overall, 11-5 at home and 9-4 on the road.