In this edition of Virginia Tech News, the ACC men’s and women’s basketball media day is fast approaching, the women’s soccer team drops a key game to Duke, and more.
ACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Media Day is next week
The ACC announced the players from the 15 conference schools that will attend the 2023 ACC Tipoff on Tuesday and Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The women will begin on Tuesday with head coach Kenny Brooks joined by players Elizabeth Kitley, Cayla King, and Georgia Amoore.
On Wednesday, the men take center stage with coach Mike Young being joined by Hunter Cattoor, Sean Pedulla, and Mylyjael Poteat. The ACC Network will be live in Charlotte with coverage on both days.
Women’s soccer drops ACC match vs. Duke
Needing points to guarantee a spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, the women’s soccer team dropped a disappointing 1-0 match at home to Duke. The Blue Devils scored the only in the first half in a half in which they held an 8-0 (three one the net) advantage in shots.
Alia Skinner made five saves for the Hokies, who dropped to 6-7-3 and are seeing their conference tournament hopes fade by the day. They host Miami on Sunday at 3 p.m. in their final home match of the season.
Men’s soccer drops Commonwealth battle to UVA
The men’s soccer team hosted 18th-ranked Virginia Friday night at Thompson Field and the visiting Cavaliers were able to come away with a 3-0 win. Virginia scored in the 3rd minute and took control from there against the Hokies.
The men return to the pitch Tuesday night for their final home game of the season, a non-conference battle, against Radford at 6 p.m.
Volleyball wins five-set thriller over Notre Dame
If there was a team that needed a win badly, it was the Virginia Tech volleyball team. The Hokies dropped the first set against Notre Dame and won the next two before dropping the fourth set. In the fifth and deciding set, Tech won a back-and-forth set, 15-13, for the 3-2 victory.
Hailey Pearce had 11 kills and 14 digs for the Hokies, who improved to 12-8 overall and 2-7 in the ACC and they will return to action Sunday when they host Louisville at 1 p.m.