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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Virginia Tech scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning to erase a 3-1 deficit and give the Hokies a 4-3 win over Notre Dame on day one of the NCAA tournament. Virginia Tech (35-19), the third seed in the Lexington Region, scored first as Kat Banks hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. Notre Dame (43-13), the second seed,
BLACKSBURG — This has been a productive school year for Kylie McGoldrick. The All-ACC pick has not only helped the Virginia Tech softball team make the NCAA tournament, but she has aided the Montgomery County Parks and Recreation Department as well. When the Stratford, N.J., native was in high school, her family started a foundation that collects used baseball and softball equipment and donates it to organizations to help kids
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Scoring runs in six different innings, the seventh-ranked Cavaliers surgically picked apart the second-ranked Tar Heels 10-4 at Boshamer Field. Mike Papi went 3 for 6 with two RBIs, while Derek Fisher added a hit and two RBIs for Virginia (44-8, 21-7). Nate Irving chipped in three hits and an RBI for the Cavaliers. Brandon Waddell pitched seven strong innings, allowing four earned runs on eight
BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech announced Monday it will add women's golf as a varsity sport for the 2015-16 school year. Women's golf will be Tech's first new team since softball debuted in the spring of 1996. "We put it on hold four or five years ago because when we contemplated adding women's golf, the economy went down," athletic director Jim Weaver said. "We needed to wait until we got into
Iona has hired Virginia Tech assistant Billi Godsey as its new women's basketball coach. The Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conference school in New Rochelle, N.Y., will introduce her at a news conference today. Godsey was on Dennis Wolff's staff at Tech the past two seasons. Iona needed a new coach to succeed Anthony Bozzella, who was hired by Seton Hall.
The Virginia Tech softball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament Sunday for the second straight year. The Hokies were assigned to a four-team, double-elimination regional at the University of Kentucky. Tech (35-19) faces Big East regular-season champ Notre Dame (43-13) at 5 p.m. Friday. Kentucky (38-18), ranked No. 15 in the USA Softball poll and No. 18 in the USA Today coaches poll, will meet Conference USA
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Caroline McTiernan's third goal of the game proved to be the game winner as Virginia scored a 10-8 upset over sixth-seed and regional host Georgetown in the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Tournament. After an opening goal by Georgetown, Virginia (11-9) answered with four straight and eight of the next nine goals to take a commanding 8-2 lead. The Hoyas (13-6) cut the Cavalier lead to four,
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Caitlin Dent hit a two-run homer to lead second-seeded North Carolina State to a 3-1 win over sixth-seeded Virginia Tech in an ACC softball semifinal Friday. Tech's Dani Anderson hit an RBI single in the fifth to tie the score at 1, but Dent homered in the bottom of the inning. The Hokies loaded the bases in the seventh, but Kylie McGoldrick lined out to left field
Radford University's new coach, Mike McGuire, announced Friday he has hired former Virginia Tech guard Fran Recchia as an assistant. Recchia spent the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons at Radford as an assistant to former coach Tajama Ngongba. Recchia spent last season as an assistant at NCAA Division II member Tusculum, where former Radford assistant Katrina Williams is the head coach. Recchia was William Byrd High School's coach for three seasons.
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech and Michigan's Sugar Bowl matchup last year went over so well that the teams have agreed to a future home-and-home series. The Hokies and Wolverines will play each other in 2020 and 2021, the schools announced Thursday. The first game will be in Ann Arbor's Michigan Stadium on Sept. 19, 2020. The second will be at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Sept. 11, 2021. "I am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Kylie McGoldrick had two hits, including a two-run homer, and three RBIs to help sixth-seeded Virginia Tech beat third-seeded Maryland 8-5 in an ACC softball quarterfinal Thursday. The Hokies (35-18) will face second-seeded North Carolina State (31-18-1) in a semifinal at 1 p.m. today. Tech's Courtney Liddle had an RBI triple, scored twice and tied a tournament record with three walks. Down 8-5, Maryland (31-26) loaded the
Virginia Tech's football game at East Carolina on Sept. 14 will start at noon and be televised by Fox Sports Net, Conference USA announced today. Games covered by FSN are generally shown on Comcast Sports Net (CSN) in the Roanoke area. It's the third Hokies game that has a kickoff time set in 2013. Tech opens the season Aug. 31 in Atlanta's Georgia Dome against Alabama at 5:30 p.m. It
Former Virginia Tech men’s basketball guard Robert Brown told the Birmingham News on Tuesday that he plans to transfer to Conference USA member UAB. Brown, a Clermont, Fla., native who struggled offensively as a sophomore this year, announced in March that he would leave the Hokies. Two of UAB’s assistant coaches were on the Hokies staff when Brown was a freshman — former Tech assistant Rob Ehsan and former Tech
Bases loaded. One out. Sixth inning. You haven’t pitched in a game in almost two years, yet they hand you the ball and ask you to get out of it. No pressure, right, Matt Price? “Words can’t describe that feeling,” Price said of taking the ball in his Salem Red Sox debut at Lynchburg on April 18. “Every day is just a blessing to be out here. I look at
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Wolff hires assistant Virginia Tech coach Dennis Wolff said Monday he has hired Bett Shelby as an assistant coach. Shelby replaces Chantelle Anderson, who was on Wolff's staff the past two seasons. Wolff said Anderson's exit was a "mutual decision." Anderson refused to comment on the situation. Shelby spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Seton Hall under Anne Donovan, who has left that school to
The Roanoke College softball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III tournament Monday and will get to stay home for its regional. The Moyer Sports Complex in Salem had previously been chosen to be one of the eight regional sites. The Maroons (30-12) will be the fifth seed in their eight-team, double-elimination regional. They will face fourth-seeded Christopher Newport, the USA South tournament champ, at noon Thursday.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - A four-run eighth-inning rally lifted Boston College to a 5-3 win over No. 25 Virginia Tech in the final game of the three-game series. Tech (30-19, 13-14) scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning to take a slim 2-1 lead, but the Eagles (11-37, 3-23) scored four runs off of reliever Clark Labitan, capped by a two-run double from Gabriel Hernandez. Brendon Hayden got
BLACKSBURG - Only seven players in Virginia Tech history have been chosen in the top five rounds of the major league draft. Next month, Chad Pinder will likely become No. 8. But the junior infielder said he is not preoccupied with his professional future. He is more concerned with getting the Hokies into the NCAA baseball tournament. "All those [draft] distractions can sometimes block your vision of what you're trying
The SEC Network soon will be upon us. On Thursday, conference commissioner Mike Slive and ESPN president John Skipper announced a partnership that will launch in August 2014 and run for 20 years, making it the longest sports-rights contract in U.S. television. Your move, Mr. Swofford. An ACC Network has to be coming, right? You've got to think the league won't want to fall too far behind on this cash
WINCHESTER - The Washington and Lee women's lacrosse team earned an 11-8 win over Shenandoah to claim the program's 14th Old Dominion Athletic Conference crown and a spot in the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament. W&L (10-9) and Shenandoah (12-5) traded goals to open the game, but junior Katie Hagen put the Generals ahead 3-2 as time expired in the first half. Emily Conway opened the second half with a
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