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August 17, 2012
Hokies kickoff season with the Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational
Tech to take on UNC Wilmington and Richmond this weekend
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THE VIRGINIA TECH TOURNAMENT TO HILTON GARDEN INN INVITATIONAL

• This is the sixth-annual tournament Virginia Tech has hosted

• 2004 was the first year the Hokies hosted a tournament which was called the Virginia Tech Tournament

• In 2007 and 2008 the tournament was called the Hawthorn Suites Hokie Invitational

• Since 2009 the tournament has been labeled the Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational

• The Hokies are 10-3-1 in home tournaments

FRIDAY’S GAME

• Virginia Tech opens the 2012 season by hosting UNC Wilmington in the 2012 Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational

• The teams are meeting for the first time in program history

• The Hokies open the season at home for the fifth time and have never lost a home season opener

SEASON OPENERS/HOME OPENERS

• Virginia Tech is 10-7-2 all-time in season openers

• The Hokies are 3-0-2 in home season openers

• Virginia Tech has outscored its opponents 39-31 in season openers

SATURDAY’S GAME

• The Hokies closeout the 2012 Hilton Garden Inn Hokie Invitational against Richmond

• The teams are meeting for the fifth time in program history

THE SERIES

• This marks the fifth meeting between the two teams

• The series, which dates back to 1996, is tied at two games apiece

• The Spiders won the first contest, 2-1, in Richmond, Va., in 1996

• The two teams traded wins back and forth the next two years

• The Hokies won the last meeting, 2-1, on Thompson Field in 1999

AUGUST SUCCESS

• The Hokies are 16-8-3 all-time in the month of August

• Virginia Tech has outscored its opponents 68-28 in those games

• The Hokies are 10-1-3 at home in the month of August

HOME SWEET HOME

• The last time Virginia Tech opened its season at home was in 2009

• The Hokies defeated High Point 2-0 on Aug. 23

• In 2009, Virginia Tech recorded its most wins, finishing the season 16-8-0


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