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September 6, 2012
No. 11 Hokies set to face Illinois and Massachusetts this weekend
Tech looks to remain undefeated with a tough weekend ahead in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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No. 11 Virginia Tech travels to Winston-Salem, N.C., for the Wake Forest Tournament this weekend. The Hokies will take on Illinois Friday at 5 p.m., before an 11:30 a.m. matchup against Massachusetts.

FREQUENT FLIERS OF WAKE FOREST TOURNAMENTS

• This marks the sixth season that the Hokies have traveled to Winston-Salem, N.C., for a Wake Forest Tounament

• Virginia Tech visited the campus of Wake Forest in 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011 for those tournaments

• The Hokies have only faced their conference oppenont once, back in 2000 where the Demon Deacons won, 5-1

• Virginia Tech is 8-5-1 all-time in Winston-Salem, N.C.

FRIDAY’S GAME

• The Hokies open the Wake Forest Tournament against Illinois Friday at 5 p.m.

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

• This is the fourth team that Virginia Tech is facing for the first time this season

TWO FIGHTING ILLINI IN JAPAN

• The Fighting Illini are starting out the 2012 season without starting midfielder Vanessa DiBernard and head coach Janet Rayfield

• The two are currently representing the United States in the 2012 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan

• Head Coach Rayfield is serving under Virginia’s Steve Swanson as assistant coach

SUNDAY’S GAME

• Virginia Tech closes the weekend with an 11:30 a.m. matchup against Massachusetts

• This is the fourth meeting between the Hokies and Minutewomen

THE SERIES

• This marks the fourth meeting between the two teams and Massachusetts leads 3-0

• The series dates back to 1997 when both teams were in the Atlantic 10 Conference

• Virginia Tech has never scored a goal against the Minutewomen

HIGHTON REUNITES

• Georgie Highton will reunite with the Hokies on Sunday as she plays midfield for UMass

• Highton is a sophomore midfielder that spent the 2011 season with the Virginia Tech Hokies

• She appeared in four games her freshman season in Blacksburg

LAST TIME OUT

• Virginia Tech notched two convincing wins this past weekend

• The Hokies downed Mount St. Mary’s, 4-0, for the first time in program history Friday

• Virginia Tech shutout the American Eagles, 3-0, on Sunday to remain perfect on the season

• Five Hokies found the back of the net this past weekend:

[Katie Yensen (2), Katie DeTuro (1), Ashley Meier (2), Danielle King (1), Shannon Mayrose (1)]

MOVING ON UP

• The Hokies are ranked No. 11 in the NSCAA Continental Tire poll this week

• This marks the highest ranking in program history

• In 2009, Virginia Tech was ranked No. 12 in week eight and fell to Maryland on Oct. 11

BIRTHDAY PK

• In the 60th minute against American, Mayrose was successful on a penalty kick for the final goal of the game

• What a great way to celebrate her 21st birthday!

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