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Hokies end regular season on a roll!

Virginia Tech closed out the regular season in fine form, as the Hokies stretched their winning streak to five games. On Wednesday, Tech defeated Pitt, 65-61, behind Zach LeDay’s 20-point, 10-rebound performance. On Saturday, Tech defeated No. 7 Miami, 77-62. Justin Bibbs made 5-of-6 three-pointers on the way to 19 points to lead the Hokies. With the win, Tech claimed the sixth seed in this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament. The event will be played at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. With the sixth seed, Tech receives a first-round bye and will play the winner of Tuesday’s Florida State/Boston College game at 9 p.m., on Wednesday night. The winner of that game will play third-seed Miami at 9 p.m., on Thursday night.

Two Hokies win individual titles at ACC Wrestling Championship

The third-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team finished second at the 2016 ACC championship at JPJ Arena in Charlottesville, and two Hokies brought home individual titles. Joey Dance and Zack Zavatsky led the team with first-place finishes. Tech had eight student-athletes earn bids to the NCAA championship and finished on the podium in eight weight classes. Dance, Solomon Chishko, Nick Brascetta, David McFadden, Zach Epperly, Zavatsky, Jared Haught and Ty Walz all earned automatic bids to the national championship with podium finishes this weekend. In addition to two championships, the Hokies earned five second-place finishes and a third-place plaque. Those selected to compete against the best in the nation will return to action on Thursday, March 17, in Madison Square Garden.



Virginia Tech
Athletes of the Week

Joey Dance
(Wrestling • Junior • Christiansburg, Va.)
ACC WRESTLING CHAMPION • 125 lbs

Zack Zavatsky
(Wrestling • r-Freshman • Latrobe, Penn.)
ACC WRESTLING CHAMPION • 184 lbs

Student-Athlete Q&A

Men's basketball player Justin Robinson interviews teammate Seth Allen over the incredible improvements the Hokies have made this season and what to look for in the ACC Tournament this week.


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Tech picks up one of the biggest wins in women’s tennis program history

The Hokies, ranked 39th, knocked off 6th-ranked Duke 5-2 Sunday at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Duke took the first doubles match, but the Hokies got the point as Francesca Fusinato and Kelly Williford paired up for a 6-2 win on court one. Caroline Daxhelet and Raluca Mita clinched the doubles point with a 7-6 win at two. Mita followed up her doubles win with the first singles point with a 6-1, 6-0 decision in the No. 5. Duke tied it up with wins in the next two finished singles matches before Elena Cerezo-Codina put Tech back on top with a 7-6, 6-1 win in the two. Williford clinched the team win as she downed Jessica Ho 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 on court four. Daxhelet rounded out the scoring with a win in the No. 3.

Bjerrehus victorious over the nation’s second-ranked player

Virginia Tech’s Andreas Bjerrehus picked up a win over the nation’s second-ranked player, UVA’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski. After trailing 5-1 in the opening set, Bjerrehus put together an impressive rally to tie it up at 6-6 and force the tiebreaker. The two were knotted at 6-6, but Bjerrehus scored the final two points to secure the set 8-6. In the second set, Bjerrehus led at 5-2 before Kwiatkowski retired. Two days earlier, the 53rd-ranked Hokies claimed a win over 40th-ranked NC State, 6-1. Tech got out to an early lead, winning the doubles point. In singles, the Hokies had wins from 20th-ranked Joao Monteiro at No. 1 and Bjerrehus in the No. 2. The Hokies’ 76th-ranked Edoardo Tessaro clinched the team victory with a win at four. Mitch Harper and Jai Corbett also earned points.

Dramatic dinger leads to win in finale of ACC-opening series

The Hokies slipped behind early in Saturday’s doubleheader at NC State, but home runs by Olivia Lattin, Chelsea Whitcomb, and a grand slam by Kelsey Mericka gave Tech a come-from-behind win in the second game and a fighting chance in the first. Maggie Tyler has thrown double-digit strikeouts in her last three starts in the circle, walking away with her fourth win of the season on Saturday. Lattin has a five-game hitting streak with two homers and two doubles, leading the Hokies with a .320 average. Tech went 2-2 this week after a mid-week win over Radford in the home opener led by another Lattin homer. The Hokies are in Charleston this week for a doubleheader Wednesday before opening ACC play at home on Saturday.

Pair of walk-off wins highlights 4-1 week for Hokies

The baseball team started an 11-game homestand by scoring three runs in the ninth on home runs, to tie its game with Radford, then won it in extras. Saturday, the Hokies swept a doubleheader against Quinnipiac with Saige Jenco scoring the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth on a wild pitch, securing the series win over the Bobcats. Tech’s winning ways at English Field came to an end Sunday with a 4-2 loss to Quinnipiac that ended an 11-game home winning streak, the longest at the school since the 1997-98 seasons. Tom Stoffel paced the Hokies’ offense during the week, leading the team with a .500 average. The pitching staff posted a 1.76 ERA for the week, led by Nic Enright’s seven scoreless frames Saturday.


Hokies drop ACC opener to Duke

 

The Virginia Tech lacrosse team dropped its ACC opener to No. 15 Duke at Thompson Field on Saturday, 13-4. The Hokies fell behind early but closed the deficit to 6-2 before heading into halftime. The Blue Devils responded and scored six straight goals in the second half to go up 12-2 and hold off the Hokies. Zan Biedenharn, Meghan Macera, Kristine Loscalzo and Paige Murray each scored a goal for Tech. Loscalzo had a team-high four shots, all on frame. Kristen Kohles had a team-high five ground balls while Kelsey Allen had three. Macera led the team with three draw controls and three caused turnovers. Hannah Sieger made seven saves in goal.

Donovan leads Hokies in Miami

The Virginia Tech women’s golf team returned to Florida for the second time this spring, taking on the field at the Hurricane Invitational, hosted by ACC foe Miami. The Hokies finished 15th at the event, which included three top-25 ranked teams and two ACC opponents. Freshman Nicolette Donovan led the Hokies through all three rounds, just two over on the weekend after recording two even-par rounds and finishing in sole possession of 19th place. Redshirt freshman Amanda Hollandsworth also recorded a top-50 finish, rising 13 spots on the final day after shooting even-par, to land in a tie for 49th. Tech is back in action on Friday, March 11, when the Hokies head to Georgia for the 3M Augusta Invitational.




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Third-ranked Virginia Tech in the spotlight

Wrestler Zack Zavatsky took the mat for the finals at the ACC championship in Charlottesville Saturday where he won the 184-pound title. The redshirt freshman is one of eight Hokies that will be in the spotlight again next week at the NCAA championships which will be held March 17-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.