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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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