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Hokies break into top-25 national poll

The Virginia Tech football program was off this past weekend, but thanks to several upsets in college football, the Hokies made their first appearance of the season in the Association Press top-25 poll – and their first appearance since September of 2014. Tech is one of six ACC teams ranked in the top 25 (three in the top 10), and the Hokies will be looking to move to 4-1 on the season when they take on No. 17 North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Saturday. The kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Lindsey Owens
(Volleyball • Senior • Orlando, Fla.)
Lindsey Owens led the Tech volleyball team to a 1-1 record on the week, including a 3-0 victory over Virginia in a Commonwealth Clash game this past Friday. She averaged 2.86 kills per set and 5.00 digs per set, with a .288 attack percentage on the week. She registered her eighth double-double of the season, with 11 kills and a season-high 22 digs against Pittsburgh. The Orlando native hit .412 with 13 digs and didn't commit a receiving error in 12 attempts in the Hokies’ win over Virginia.

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Tech volleyball squad dominates UVA for a win in the Commonwealth Clash

Senior Lindsey Owens had 13 digs and Amanda McKinzie tallied 10 kills to lead Virginia Tech to a 3-0 blitzing of rival Virginia in an ACC game played in Blacksburg on Friday evening. Carol Raffety added 14 digs and Kelly Esch had seven kills for the Hokies, who moved to 7-8 overall, 2-2 in the ACC. Tech has now beaten Virginia in three of the past four meetings and improved to 6-3 at Virginia Tech Carilion Court this season. The Hokies now hit the road for four games, starting with a game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina against Wake Forest on Friday.

Two sets of sisters enjoying time on Tech volleyball squad

The McKinzie sisters and the Mitchell twins come from different parts of the country, but they’ve thrived athletically, academically and socially since arriving in Blacksburg. Each duo is close and enjoys playing together. For more , please watch the videos and read the following story.

Tech men win Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic

Led by a seventh-place finish from Andrew Gaiser, the Virginia Tech men’s team won the Greater Louisville Classic, beating 21 other Division I schools this past Saturday. Gaiser was one of six Tech runners to finish in the top 20 and his time of 24:17.69 was his career best on an 8k course.
On the women’s side, Katie Kennedy finished 10th, leading the Hokies to a fourth-place finish among 26 Division I schools competing in the event. Hanna Green came in 25th. Both squads take a week off before heading to Penn State to compete in the Penn State National Open on Friday, Oct. 14.

Jullien returns from Greece to be inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Spyridon Jullien is the most accomplished track and field athlete in Virginia Tech history, having won four national titles – two in the weight throw and two in the hammer throw – during his career from 2003-06. He became the first Tech athlete to win a national championship, and the Athens, Greece native closed his career by earning seven All-America nods. Jullien took time to chat with radio color analyst Mike Burnop about his career and more in this exclusive interview.

No. 18 Hokies battle Virginia to scoreless draw in the Commonwealth Clash

Virginia Tech and rival Virginia played a defensive struggle in the rain in Charlottesville on Friday night, and after two overtimes, the game ended in a scoreless draw. Tech goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard recorded six saves, and the game marked the seventh time this season in which the Hokies have held an opponent scoreless. Tech is now 7-2-1 overall and 1-2-1 in conference action this season and plays VMI this evening in a non-conference game that starts at 6 p.m.

Tech men’s soccer team rallies around teammate

Gino Rossi, a midfielder/defender on the Tech men’s soccer team, has been a little distracted of late, as his 14-year-old sister, Davia, was diagnosed with cancer almost two months ago. She is undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, and those treatments force her to stay in the hospital for 5-7 days at a time. She will continue the treatments for the next six months, but her doctor caught the disease early and feels optimistic about a full recovery. In support of Rossi, his sister and the entire family, Tech’s soccer players decided to shave their heads. “They might not love how they look, but I will tell you that each and every one of these guys knows that they did what they did for something so much bigger than appearances,” Rossi said. “They brought the biggest smile to a little girl's face and for that I will be FOREVER grateful for these guys. They are my family.”.

Tech ties No. 13 Clemson

The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-2 tie of No. 13 Clemson on Saturday in Blacksburg. Candace Cephers scored a goal early in the game, but Clemson added two to take a 2-1 lead. In the final minute of regulation, there was a scramble in front of the net and the ball went off a Clemson defender into the goal, allowing the Hokies to tie the game. Tech moved to 8-4-1 on the season and now heads to the Northeast, where it plays games against Syracuse and Boston College this weekend.

Hokies celebrate win over ‘Hoos!

A large crowd was on hand for volleyball at Virginia Tech Carilion Court Friday night, and the Hokie faithful were rewarded with a three-set win over the Cavaliers in the Commonwealth Clash presented by Virginia529.