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Evans, Tech ‘D’ too much for UNC

The Virginia Tech football team didn’t let the rain, wind and general fury of Hurricane Matthew affect it, as the Hokies rolled to a 34-3 ACC victory over No. 17 North Carolina in Chapel Hill this past Saturday. Jerod Evans accounted for three touchdowns, and the Hokies’ defense forced four turnovers that led to 20 Tech points. The Hokies allowed the Tar Heels just 131 yards – their fewest since 1999. The Hokies moved to 4-1 this season, including 2-0 in ACC play. They also moved up in the Associated Press national poll, checking in at No. 17. Tech will play at Syracuse this Saturday. The kickoff time is set for 3:45 p.m.

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Tech men’s soccer team keeps rolling

The Virginia Tech men’s soccer team added two more wins to its record with victories over VMI and Duke last week. The Hokies moved to 9-2-1 overall on the season, 2-2-1 in the ACC. Against the Blue Devils, Marcelo Acuna, Rory Slevin and Humberto Montero each scored goals, and Ben Lundgaard recorded three saves in the Hokies’ 3-1 win. The goal marked the first of the season for Slevin and the first of Montero’s career. Against VMI, Acuna recorded a hat trick, the program’s first since 2010, as Tech blasted the Keydets 7-1. Acuna ranks second in the ACC with nine goals. The Hokies will look to continue their winning ways Tuesday evening with a home game against Wright State.


Virginia Tech
Athlete of the Week

Marcelo Acuna
(Men's Soccer • Forward • Junior • San Jose, Costa Rica)
Marcelo Acuna scored four goals last week, including three in a 7-1 victory over VMI. The junior scored all three goals in a span of 26 minutes. He added a goal and an assist in the Hokies’ win over Duke, as the Hokies moved to 9-2-1 on the season, including a 2-2-1 mark in ACC action.

Hokies sweep on road trip to Northeast

The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team won its first ACC matches of the season by beating Syracuse and Boston College on a two-game road trip through the Northeast over the weekend. The Hokies scored on an own goal by Syracuse to pull out a 2-1 ACC victory in Syracuse – the Hokies’ first ACC victory of the season and their fifth over Syracuse in the past six meetings. Kristina Diana scored the only true goal of the night for Tech, putting one in the net in the 19th minute. Mandy McGlynn recorded seven saves. Against BC on Sunday, Murielle Tiernan scored the second of her two goals in the 109th minute to lift the Hokies to a 3-2 double overtime victory over the Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Tiernan, the program’s all-time leading goal scorer, leads the Hokies with seven goals on the season. The Hokies (10-4-1 overall, 2-3-1 ACC) now take a week off before playing three of their final four regular-season games at home, starting with Louisville on Sunday.

Getting to know ... Jordyn Brock

Jordyn Brock is a midfielder/defender on the women’s soccer team who answered a few questions about herself to help fans to get to know her as a person and a women’s soccer player.
Q: What differences are there from your hometown compared to Blacksburg?
JB: I am from Maryland and not too far from D.C., so I am not used to the open farm lands and seeing cows walking around in empty fields. I am used to bigger buildings, traffic, subways and buses.
Q: Where are your favorite spots to go on campus?
JB: My favorite spot to go on campus is the Black Cultural Center. It is a great place to meet new people, as well as to study and do homework. Sometimes when Lane and Newman Library are busy and packed, I will go to the BCC to get some work done.
Q: What got you involved with soccer?
JB: No one specifically got me involved with soccer. I have always been active as a child, and my first sport was track. I picked up softball and soccer, and I found myself leaning more toward soccer as I got older and had to make a decision on what I wanted to do.
Q: Who was your role model growing up?
JB: A big role model for me growing up – and still is – would be my sister. She was super athletic as well and played travel softball for years, which is why I started playing.
Q: How has your time as a Hokie been so far?
JB: My time has been great. I have met so many people who I can honestly say will be my friends for the rest of my life. I don’t think I would be half the person/athlete I am now if it wasn’t for the training room staff and my coaches.
Q: What advice do you have for future soccer players?
JB: Always stay positive. You are going to be hit with so many challenges, but it is important to remember that everything happens for a reason. Come in ready to play, compete, have fun and enjoy the process because it goes by faster than you think.

Student Athlete Weekly

The men's and women's tennis teams go head to head in this friendly rendition of charades!

Tech volleyball goes 1-1 over the weekend

The Virginia Tech volleyball team split a pair of ACC road games over the weekend, beating Wake Forest 3-0 on Friday evening and losing to Duke 3-1 on Sunday afternoon. Tech won its first conference road match of the season when it downed the Demon Deacons in three sets. The Hokies won by scores of 25-19, 25-23 and 31-29. Lindsey Owens tied her career high with 22 kills and added nine digs. Against the Blue Devils, Tech won the first set 25-23, but lost the next three by scores of 25-14, 25-11 and 25-13. Owens recorded her eighth double-double of the season, with 15 kills and 13 digs. Tech, which fell to 8-9 overall, 3-3 in the ACC, continues its four-game road streak next weekend with tilts at Florida State and at Miami.

Tech women’s golf team registers program-best finish

The Virginia Tech women’s golf team recorded the best finish in program history when it came in tied for second at the Starmount Forest Fall Classic played in Greensboro, North Carolina early last week. Elizabeth Bose and Jessica Spicer both finished in the top 10, with Bose coming in third with scores of 79, 72 and 72. Spicer was eighth with scores of 80, 75 and 75. The Hokies return to action next week, competing in the Greenville Regional Preview held in Greenville, North Carolina.

Tech men’s golf tied for 10th in hurricane-shortened Tar Heel Intercollegiate

The Tar Heel Intercollegiate was cancelled after two rounds because of Hurricane Matthew, and the Virginia Tech golf team shared 10th place in the event held at the UNC Finley Golf Club in Chapel Hill. Tech’s Sarit Suwannarut finished tied for 13th place with a 1-under-par 143, coming in five shots behind the two co-medalists. The Hokies continue fall action at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in Jonesborough, Tennessee later this week.

Gardin gives her thoughts on recent induction into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

Kerri Gardin was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 16 after a playing career (2002-06) that saw the Morganton, North Carolina native lead the Hokies to four NCAA tournament appearances and set numerous school records. In fact, she still holds or shares six of the Hokies’ single-game records and two single-season records. She took time to chat with radio color analyst Mike Burnop about her career and more in this exclusive interview.

Rain-soaked Hokies have rousing celebration in Chapel Hill

Following Virginia Tech’s 34-3 drubbing of the 17th-ranked Tar Heels, the Hokie faithful celebrated with Jerod Evans and his teammates during a time when Hurricane Matthew offered a brief respite from the torrential rains that fell during the game.