September 19, 2012
    No. 8 Hokies set for a top-25 matchup against No. 18 North Carolina
    Match will be broadcast on ESPN3
    Fetzer Field - 91412T
    (8) Virginia Tech101
    (18) North Carolina 303
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    • The No. 8 Virgina Tech women’s soccer team looks to remain undefeated with a 7 p.m. matchup against No. 18
    North Carolina on Thursday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., followed by a 1 p.m. home game against No. 4 Boston College


    THURSDAY
    • Virginia Tech heads down to Chapel Hill, N.C., to face the No. 18 North Carolina Tar Heels
    • The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN3
    • This marks the first time in program history the Hokies will be aired on an ESPN network during the regular season


    TAR HEEL SERIES
    • This marks the 11th meeting between the two teams and North Carolina leads 8-2
    • The series dates back to 2004 when the Tar Heels won 6-1
    • Virginia Tech won the last meeting, 1-0, a year ago when North Carolina was ranked No. 8
    • The Hokies’ other win came in the 2009 season when they upset the No. 1 Tar Heels, 1-0
    • Virginia Tech has never won a game in Chapel Hill, N.C.

    LAST TIME OUT
    • The Hokies shut out NC State, 3-0, Sunday afternoon
    Shannon Mayrose connected on the first two goals for Virginia Tech for her second career multi-goal game
    • Freshman Nicolette Young found the back of the net for the first time in her career


    SHUTTING OUT LEFT AND RIGHT
    • The Hokies are continuing to make history as they are currently on their longest consecutive shutout streak in
    program history
    • Sunday’s 3-0 shutout over NC State is Virginia Tech’s sixth-straight shutout which breaks the Hokie record (5) which
    dates back to 1994
    • Nebraska is the only team to score on the Hokies this season and Virginia Tech has outscored its opponents 20-2

    MAYROSE EARNS HARDEE’S STAR OF THE WEEK HONOR
    • Redshirt junior Shannon Mayrose was named Virginia Tech’s Hardee’s Star of the Week Monday, Sept. 17
    • The forward scored the first two goals to help lift the Hokies past NC State, 3-0
    • She also led both teams with five shots and three on frame as Virginia Tech improved to 9-0-0 on the season


    LEADING THE NATION
    • The Hokies lead the nation in three team categories: shutout percentage, goals-against average and save percentage
    • In nine games, Virginia Tech has only allowed two goals and have a GAA of 0.217
    (0.026 away from second-place UCLA)
    • The Hokies also have save percentage of 0.889 with eight shutouts and a 0.931 save percentage
    • Virginia Tech is tied with No. 1 Florida State in won-lost-tied percentage, as both teams are undefeated

    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

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