Now that the Virginia Tech football team kicked off its season Saturday night at Lane Stadium against Old Dominion, the Hokies 2023 fall athletic season is in full with plenty going on. In this edition of Hokies’ news, the women’s basketball team is honored, the soccer teams earn ties and the volleyball team continues to roll early in the season.
Virginia Tech women’s soccer ties Charlotte
They are six games into the season and the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team must feel a little frustrated. Sunday in a non-conference game, the Hokies surrendered a late goal in the 87th minute to the Charlotte 49ers in a 1-1 tie.
Samantha DeGuzman gave Virginia Tech a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute and that goal stood up until Macey Bader scored for Charlotte. What makes this tie frustrating is that the Hokies dominated play against the hosts. Tech held a 13-2 advantage in attempted shots and 7-1 in shots on goal. They also held a 6-2 advantage in corners. The Hokies are 2-1-3 through the first six games of the season.
Virginia Tech women’s basketball honored at halftime of football game
Last season, the Hokies women’s basketball team had a memorable season that was capped with a run to the Final Four. They lost, 79-72, to eventual champion LSU, but it was a major step forward for the program.
At halftime of the Virginia Tech football game Saturday night, they were honored and carried their trophies onto the field. They had their Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament trophy as well as they wore their fresh rings.
Sunday, they got more good news when 6-foot-6 center Carla Silva committed to the Hokies. Winning can be a very easy recruiting tool for college coaches.
Virginia Tech volleyball remains undefeated
One of the more impressive beginnings of the season is the Virginia Tech volleyball team. After starting the season at home with three wins, the Hokies hit the road over the weekend and won three matches in Toledo to improve to 6-0 for the first time since 2018.
They beat Memphis 3-0, won a five-set match over the host Rockets, and then swept Youngstown State 3-0 to close out a successful trip to Ohio for the Toledo Challenge. Hanna Boer, Iliana Rodriguez, and Cara Lewis were named to the All-Tournament Team for the Hokies.
Virginia Tech men’s rallies to tie Davidson
The Hokies men’s soccer team is getting closer and closer to getting in the win column. After tying Loyola of Maryland, 1-1, last Thursday, they rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit Sunday night against Davidson for a second straight 1-1 tie.
Freshman Marcos Escoe tied the match in the 62nd minute for Virginia Tech, which deserved a better result after outshooting the Wildcats 11-2. The Hokies will open ACC play Friday night at home against the University of North Carolina.