Things have not been too kind for the Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer team to begin the 2023 season. They went 0-2-3 in their five non-conference games to begin the season, but since they began Atlantic Coast Conference play, things have been trending upward.
Last weekend, they went on the road and took down fifth-ranked Louisville, then they returned home to Thompson Field Friday night against Boston College. The Hokies were able to squeak out a victory against the Eagles and did so on one of the filthiest goals you will see this season.
Noe Uwimana helps Virginia Tech beat BC with a second-half goal
Through the first 70-plus minutes of their ACC match, the Eagles and Hokies battled to a scoreless tie. In fact, Boston College had the better of the run of play in the first half, outshooting Virginia Tech 6-2, but failed to find the back of the net. In the second half, Tech was able to score the game’s only goal and it came from a freshman, Noe Uwimana.
Uwimana, who is from Austin, Texas, took along the left touchline, cut to the middle of the field, and unleashed a shot from 25 yards out that was perfectly placed in the top upper left corner of the net, past the outstretched arms of Boston College keeper Brennan Klein in the 77th minute for the 1-0 win.
What a shot from the freshman. That is the prettiest goal you will see this season for Virginia Tech and maybe in college soccer. With the win, the Hokies improved to 2-2-3 overall and 2-0-1 in ACC play.
After struggling to start the year in non-conference matches, the Hokies have been impressive in conference matches, beating both Louisville and Boston College, while playing North Carolina to a 1-1 tie. They return to the pitch Tuesday night at home in another non-conference match against High Point before returning to conference play next weekend against Clemson. They do it with momentum on one of the best shots you’ll see at the collegiate level this season.