November 10, 2008
Hokies punch ticket to NCAA Tournament
Hokies face BYU to open tourney

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team has received an at-large bid to the 2008 NCAA Tournament as announced on Monday, Nov. 10. Tech is making its first appearance in the 64-team field since 2004 and the program’s second trip overall.

The Hokies (10-8-4, 4-4-2 ACC) will face Mountain West champion Brigham Young in the opening round in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, Nov. 13. Game-time will be at 7 PM Mountain Time, 9 PM ET.

Should Tech advance, it faces the winner of the match between Southern Cal and Boston University, on Saturday, Nov. 15, also held at the home of the Cougars', South Stadium.

The ACC led all leagues with eight teams in the tournament. Joining the Hokies are Duke, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Boston College, Florida State, Miami and Virginia.

Virginia Tech’s recent run to the ACC Championship match has garnered the Hokies newfound national attention. Prior to 2008, Tech had last received votes in the national polls in 2004 and had never broke into the top rankings in any poll. The Hokies are currently ranked 25th by Soccer America and 28th by Soccer Buzz in addition to being tabbed second in the Mid-Atlantic Region by the NSCAA/adidas poll, all program highs. Tech will now look to carry that momentum into the NCAA's.

For updates on Virginia Tech women's soccer, follow the Hokies on Twitter (@VT_WSoccer).

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