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September 19, 2012
No. 8 Hokies set for a top-25 matchup against No. 18 North Carolina
Match will be broadcast on ESPN3
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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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