In this edition of Virginia Tech News, we’ll discuss who ESPN is sending to Blacksburg for Thursday night’s ACC clash with Syracuse, and the men’s soccer hosting their final game at Thompson Field.
ESPN announcing crew for Virginia Tech includes Dan Mullen
Monday, it was announced by ESPN that Matt Barrie, Dan Mullen, and Harry Lyles, Jr. will be on the call at Lane Stadium when the Hokies host Syracuse beginning at 7:30. Barrie and Mullen have been weeknight fixtures recently in calling games live, before heading into the studio for their weekend work.
Mullen is the most popular name of the trio as the former Mississippi State and Florida head coach has made the transition from the field to the broadcast booth. In 13 years as a head coach in the SEC, he had a combined record of 103-61 and he was 7-4 in Bowl games combined at both schools.
Say what you will about his time on the sideline and how things ended, but Dan Mullen is always insightful whether he’s announcing the game or in the studio on weekends.
Men’s soccer honors seniors at final match at Thompson Field
It was a non-conference game, but regardless, the Virginia Tech men’s soccer team honored their seniors before their 3-2 loss to Radford University Tuesday night.
Marco Vesterholm opened the scoring in the 3rd minute for the Hokies before Connor Pugh scored in the 20th minute for a 2-0 lead. After, however, it was all Radford as they scored three goals before halftime to take a 3-2 lead into the break before both teams were shut out in the second half. Virginia Tech, who closes out the regular season at Duke on Friday night, falls to 4-7-4 overall.
The seniors who played their final game for the Hokies at Thompson Field were goalkeeper Connor Jordan-Hyde, Isaiah Byrd, Connor Pugh, Mayola Kinyua, Mason McClendon, and Welnilton Da Silva, Jr.