October 7, 2009
Hokies jump to No. 12 in the nation

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team has stormed the national polls this week debuting at No. 12 in the NSCAA poll. Fueling the ranking was the defeat of in-state rival and then-No. 18 Virginia, 2-1, and the first-ever victory over top-ranked North Carolina, which marked the first defeat of a No. 1 team in school history. The Hokies won, 1-0. The Hokies now move to 10-2-0 on the season, 4-0 in the ACC, both marks that have never been seen before in the 16-year program history. The last time the Hokies were ranked was during the week of their first round NCAA Tournament game last season, when they were No. 25 in the nation.

The Hokies have brought in six weekly honors this week with Kristin Carden being named to the TopDrawerSoccer, Soccer America and College Soccer 360 National Teams of the week, as well as earning ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week and NSCAA National Player of the week. Senior defender Julian Johnson was also named to the College Soccer 360 Team of the Week.

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