October 17, 2012
No. 22 Hokies set for Clemson Thursday night
Tech still battling for a secure spot in the ACC Tournament
(22) Virginia Tech (12-4-1 (3-4-1 ACC)) 123
Clemson (5-10-2 (0-9 ACC)) 000
  • Historic Riggs Field - 377

• Coming off a scoreless tie to the Miami Hurricanes Sunday afternoon, the No. 22 Hokies take on the Clemson Tigers
Thursday night at Riggs Field in Clemson, S.C. The Tigers are searching for their first ACC win this season.

• Thursday marks the final away game of a three-game road swing for the Hokies
• The Tigers enter Thursday with an overall record of 5-9-2 and is searching for their first conference win (0-8-0)
• Clemson has been out scored, 30-2, by ACC opponents
• Liska Dobberstein leads the Tigers with four goals, eight points and 41 shots
• Tabitha Padgett and Savannah Coiner each found the back of the net once in conference play
• Hunter Rittgers 14 games in goal for Clemson and has allowed 21 goals, recorded 55 saves and has a record of 5-7-2

• This marks the ninth meeting between the two teams and Virginia Tech leads 3-2-3
• The series dates back to 2004 where the No. 24 Tigers defeated the Hokies 1-0 in Blacksburg
• Virginia Tech is on a three-game winning streak against Clemson
• The Hokies have outscored the Tigers 11-6 in the series
• This is the first meeting that a ranked Virginia Tech team faces Clemson
• The Tigers have been ranked twice in the top 25 when facing the Hokies

• After falling 1-0 to No. 1 Florida State last Thursday, the Hokies battled to a scoreless tie against Miami last Sunday
• Junior goalkeeper Dayle Colpitts picked up a season-high seven saves versus the Hurricanes
• Miami outshot the Hokies 14-7 and each team recorded four corner kicks
Shannon Mayrose led the Hokies with two shots and two shots on goal throughout the rainy Sunday afternoon

• Hokies face in-state rival Virginia Sunday evening at Thompson Field for the final home contest of the season
• Virginia Tech is currently 0-2 in the last two meetings against the Cavaliers
• The Virginia Tech women's soccer program will honor its seniors, Kelsey Mitchell, Julia Goldsworthy, Amanda Gerhard and Anne Lumpkin, prior to kickoff

• The game against Maryland marked the first time the Hokies have played a 5 p.m. game this season
• The last time Virginia Tech played a 5 p.m. match was Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at then-No. 6 Maryland
• The Hokies fell 2-1 at Ludwig Field after having the 1-0 lead at halftime
• Virginia Tech plays three 5 p.m. games this season

• With not even two seasons under his belt, head coach Chugger Adair notched his 25th win as Virginia Tech’s head
coach Sunday, Oct. 7 against Oklahoma
• In Adair’s first season the Hokies matched a program-best Sweet 16 run and set the school record with most shutouts
in a season with 11
• This year, he’s continued the success with sweeping the non-conference schedule for the first time in program
history with the 4-1 win over Oklahoma and set school records with most consecutive shutouts (6), best season start
(9-0-0) and most consecutive wins (9)

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