Virginia Tech Hokies News: National championship, lacrosse beats Pitt & More

Here is the latest on wrestling, women's lacrosse, softball and baseball.

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In this edition of Virginia Tech Hokies News, a wrestler picks up an NCAA championship Saturday night, the women's lacrosse team picks up an ACC road win, and more.

Caleb Henson wins NCAA wrestling championship

Caleb Henson became the second Virginia Tech wrestler to win an NCAA Championship Saturday night in Kansas City. Henson captured the 149-pound championship by beating Austin Gomez of Michigan.

Henson scored a 15-7 Major Decision for the win over Gomez. Following his win, he was mobbed by his teammates. He is also the fourth Virginia Tech wrestler to make an NCAA Championship final.

Women's lacrosse beats Pittsburgh

Behind four goals each from Olivia Vergano, Lauren Render and Paige Tyson, the women's lacrosse team beat the Panthers, 13-9, in frigid conditions in Pennsylvania. After following behind 9-8, the Hokies scored the game's final five goals of the game to pick up their second conference win of the spring.

Virginia Tech will return to the field next Saturday, March 30, at Clemson.

Softball beats Alabama on the road

The Hokies softball team evened their weekend series at Alabama with an 8-3 win in eight innings. It was a huge win for Tech in terms of confidence. They took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh only to have the Crimson Tide tie the game before Virginia Tech plated five in the top of the eighth to win.

In the eighth, Michelle Chatfield had a two-run home run and Cameron Fagan added a two-run single for the Hokies. Fagan led the Hokies with four hits, while Emma Ritter and Addy Greene each had three. Cori McMillan added a home run for Virginia Tech, which split the two-game series.

Baseball looks for sweep at Boston College

The weather in the Northeast is nasty this weekend, which forced the first two games of the baseball team's series in Chestnut Hill to be a doubleheader Friday. The Hokies took both games, winning the opener 9-6, then the second game, 4-3. Game 3 starts at 1 p.m. Sunday.