Hokies Wrap Up Regular Season
Virginia Tech to battle Providence, Boston College this weekend
October 22, 2003


Friday, Oct. 24 - Hokies at Providence 3 p.m., in Providence, R.I.

Sunday, Oct. 26 - Hokies at Boston College, 12 p.m., in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

SERIES RESULTS: The series with Providence is tied 1-1. Last season, Virginia Tech defeated the Friars 3-2. Boston College leads the series 2-0-0. Last year, the Eagles slid by the Hokies 3-2.


* Providence is 6-6-3 overall and 0-2-2 in the BIG EAST Northeast Division. The Friars are currently right behind the Hokies in seventh place

* Boston College is 10-2-2 and 1-2-1 in the Northeast Division. The Eagles are ranked 19th nationally.

HOKIE TRACKS: The Hokies will be looking to get their offense back into high gear this weekend after suffering two consecutive shutouts...The Hokies must win both matches to qualify for the BIG EAST tournament...With two wins the Hokies could set a record for most wins in the history of the program...With four goals, the Hokies could tie the program record for goals in a season with 34.

A LOOK AT THE BIG EAST: The Virginia Tech Hokies are currently in sixth place in the Northeast Division at 1-3-0. Connecticut leads the division, while Notre Dame, at 16-0-1, leads the Mid-Atlantic Division.

WHERE THE HOKIES STAND: A quick look at where the Hokies stand in the conference stats:

Shots - 7th, Goals - 4th, Points - 5th, Goals Per Match - 6th, Assists - 8th, Assists Per match - 8th, Goals Against Average - 13th, Saves - 5th, Shutouts - 9th, Corner Kicks - 7th

INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS: A quick look at where the Hokie players rank in the conference stats:

Shots - Emily Barnhart, 10th, Shots Per Match - Emily Barnhart, 10th, Goals - Emily Barnhart, 7th, Goals Per Match - Emily Barnhart, 8th, Assists - Jessica Myers, 4th, Assists Per Match - Jessica Myers, 6th, Game-Winning Goals - Jessica Myers, 3rd, Saves - Mallory Soldner, 4th, Saves Per Match - Mallory Soldner, 6th, Shutouts - Mallory Soldner, 7th

SIX SENIORS MAKE FINAL HOME APPEARANCE: Six Hokie seniors made their final home appearance on Sunday against Rutgers. Katie Hancock, Blair Eason, Jessica Russell, Jessica Myers, Kathy Holdsworth and Emily Barnhart all played in their final home match. Hancock got to start as the Hokies' goalkeeper.

LEAVING LEGACIES: Conceivably, seniors Emily Barnhart, Jessica Myers and Kathy Holdsworth could end their careers ranked 1-2-3 in goals scored. Currently, Barnhart is first with 24, while Holdsworth needs just two to move into second past Victoria Sarfo-Kantanka. Myers needs just four more goals to move into third. The trio has scored 23 of the Hokies' 30 goals this season.

STRIVING FOR 10: With wins in both matches this week, the Hokies could accomplish two things. First, a pair of wins should qualify them for the BIG EAST Tournament, and secondly, they could reach 10 wins for the first time in the history of the program.

UP NEXT: The Hokies will wait to see if they qualify for the league tournament. The tournament is scheduled to begin on Nov. 1, and the Hokies would most likely have to play on the road in the first round.