Virginia Tech Hokies News: ACC Tournament pairings, softball hosts Georgia Tech

It is going to be a big weekend in Blacksburg in terms of games for Virginia Tech athletics.
2023 ACC Championship - Louisville v Florida State
2023 ACC Championship - Louisville v Florida State / Isaiah Vazquez/GettyImages

In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, the pairings for the ACC women's lacrosse tournament are set, the softball and baseball teams each will host a key ACC series this weekend.

ACC Women's lacrosse tournament pairings released

The ACC Women's Lacrosse Tournament will get underway on Sunday with a pair of first-round games at campus sites before the quarterfinals begin Wednesday in Charlotte. The Hokies (9-8, 2-7) are the No. 8 seed and will host No. 9 Louisville (7-10, 2-7) on Sunday at noon in Blacksburg.

Syracuse is the top-seed and will play the winner of the Louisville/Virginia Tech game on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Orange went 8-1 in ACC play to win the regular season title outright. Notre Dame is the second seed and will play the winner of Clemson and Pittsburgh in Charlotte. The other two quarterfinal games to be played in North Carolina in five days are No. 4 North Carolina vs. No. 5 Virginia and No. 3 Boston College will battle No. 6 Duke. The semifinals will be played on April 26 and the championship game is April 28 at noon.

Softball to host Georgia Tech

The Hokies softball team will look to continue their winning ways in the ACC by hosting Georgia Tech this weekend in a three-game series. Virginia Tech, which beat Virginia, 6-0, Tuesday night in Charlottesville, is 14-4 in conference play, tied with Florida State for second place behind 16-2 Duke.

Baseball to host Duke

Speaking of Duke, the Hokies baseball team, ranked 23rd, will host seventh-ranked Duke this weekend at English Field in a Top 25 battle. This is a big series for Virginia Tech as they limp into the game losing five of their last six ACC games after being swept by Wake Forest and losing two out of three at Georgia Tech.

Winning two out of three would go a long way into improving Virginia Tech's potential NCAA Tournament seed, which is right now a second and third seed by different publications.