September 15, 2012
    No. 9 Hokies set for NC State Sunday
    Tech ready to kickoff conference play against the Wolfpack
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    • The No. 9 Virgina Tech women’s soccer team opens conference play at Thompson Field Sunday at 1 p.m. against the NC State Wolfpack

    THE SERIES

    • This marks the 11th meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech leads 6-4

    • The series dates back to 1998 when the Wolfpack won 4-1

    • Virginia Tech has won the last five meetings against NC State

    LAST TIME OUT

    • The Hokies swept the Wake Forest Invitational this past weekend

    • Friday, Shannon Mayrose connected on an early first half goal to lift the Hokies past Illinois 1-0

    • Then closed the weekend with a 2-0 win over Massachusetts Sunday morning

    • Three Hokies were selected to the 2012 Wake Forest Invitational All-Tournament team

    COLPITTS NAMED TO TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM TEAM OF THE WEEK

    • Junior Dayle Colpitts was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week Monday, Sept. 10

    • The goalkeeper played every minute this past weekend and notched her third-straight shutout

    • She charted six saves in the pair of wins for the Hokies

    WAKE FOREST ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

    • Three Hokies were selected to the 2012 Wake Forest Invitational All-Tournament team

    • Shannon Mayrose was honored for her game winner against Illinois

    • Freshman Ashley Meier found the back of the net against Massachusetts and fired four shots to earn the honor

    • Team captain and defensive leader Kelsey Mitchell led a defense that only allowed 5.5 shots per game to get placed on the squad

    MAKING HISTORY

    • The 2-0 win over Massachusetts goes down in the Virginia Tech Women’s Soccer Record Book

    • The win marked Tech’s eighth consecutive win which is the most in women’s soccer history

    • It also set a new record for the best season start for the Hokies

    MOVING ON UP

    • The Hokies are ranked No. 9 in the NSCAA Continental Tire poll this week

    • This marks the highest ranking in program history

    • This is the first time in program history the Hokies have broke the top 10

    • No. 9 is the highest ranking among Virginia Tech sports this week (football is No. 13)

    BIRTHDAY PK

    • Shannon Mayrose successfully connected on a penalty kick for the final goal of the game againt American

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

    CONHEENEY MISSES FOR FIRST TIME

    • Senior Kelly Conheeney was forced to sit out during week two due to concussion symptoms

    • The midfielder had played and started in every game in her career before Virginia Tech faced Mount St. Mary’s and American

    • She will sit out this upcoming weekend against NC State

    NEW BEGINNINGS

    • The Hokies are facing five teams this season that have never faced Virginia Tech in women’s soccer

    • The Hokies will meet UNC Wilmington, Iowa State, Mount St. Mary’s, Illinois and Oklahoma this season

    • The Hokies have defeated every newcomer so far this season and will meet Oklahoma Oct. 7

    MOVING INTO SEPTEMBER

    • The Hokies are 81-71-8 all-time in the month of September

    • Virginia Tech has outscored its opponents 279-245 in those games

    • The Hokies are 43-46-3 on the road and 38-25-5 at home in the month of September

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