Boston College game sold out
Virginia Tech Athletics announced Friday that the Hokies’ upcoming home football game against Boston College is officially sold out.
Tech’s homecoming game against Boston College Saturday scheduled for a 3:45 p.m. kickoff that will be televised regionally by Raycom Sports.
Basketball clinic Nov. 11
The Christiansburg Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Radford University women’s basketball team, will hold a basketball clinic on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The clinic is for boys and girls, and the RU staff and its players will be teaching skills and drills necessary to become a better basketball player.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register by Nov. 9 at 382-2349.
E&H preseason No. 23
The Emory & Henry College Women’s Basketball Team begins the season ranked as the No. 23 team in NCAA Division III by D3hoops.com, officials announced Monday. It is the first time in the 20 years of the D3hoops.com poll that the Wasps have received a national ranking.
Last season, E&H posted a 23-7 overall record and a 13-3 mark in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Wasps earned the #1 seed in the ODAC Tournament and advanced to the championship game for the first time since 2001.
Amherst College is the preseason national favorite with 22 first-place votes. The Mammoths are two-time defending national champions and are riding a 66-game winning streak.
Bowdoin College is second with two first-place votes while Hope College and St. Thomas (Minn.) University are third and fourth, respectively.
Blue Demon kickoff party
The 2018 high wrestling season kicks off this week, and the 17-time state champion, Blue Demons will hold a kickoff party Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m. at Hawkeye Hall, 407 Roanoke St. Christiansburg.
Come out and meet the champions and learn more about the sport.
The event is open to the public and future wrestlers of all ages.
Big South honors Highlanders
Radford University volleyball players, Jasmine Casarez and Courtenay Kaplan, picked up Big South weekly honors for their performance in the final three matches of the season.
The conference office announced Casarez as Attacking Player of the Week and Kaplan as Defensive Player of the Week.
Radford defeated Presbyterian, UNC Asheville and Charleston Southern by a combined 6-0 and clinched the Big South Regular Season Title in the final three matches. Casarez and Kaplan played big parts of that and the conference took notice.
Casarez netted four of the six goals in the three matches and now has a team-high 10 goals this season. She picked up both goals in a 2-0 victory over Presbyterian and scored the lone goal against Charleston Southern in the 1-0 win.
Kaplan was great in the net racking up 13 saves, averaging 4.33 per outing over the trio of matches. The junior picked up six saves in 90 minutes of work against the Blue Hose. Along with the 13 saves, Kaplan added three clean sheets and picked up her ninth win of the season.
Concord picks up win
Behind a strong effort from all three units—offense, defense and special teams—the Concord University football team defeated West Liberty 46-33 Saturday afternoon in Mountain East Conference play at Callaghan Stadium.
The Mountain Lions (2-7, 2-6 MEC) scored two special touchdowns, tallied 408 yards of offense and forced four turnovers in the game.
Concord takes to the road for the final time in 2018 when it visits Fairmont State next Saturday.
Tech men down Penn State
The Virginia Tech men’s swimming and diving team put together a strong meet as the Hokies defeated Penn State 255-98 and No. 10 Ohio State 182-171 on Saturday at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Tech’s women’s team knocked off the Nittany Lions 190-163, but faltered against No. 15 Ohio State, 225-128.
Foocharorn claims top spot
The Virginia Tech women’s golf team posted a three-round total of 889 and finished in third place at the Alexa Stirling Intercollegiate on Sunday afternoon. The three-day event was played at the par 72, 6,210-yard Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Keera Foocharoen, a freshman from Bangkok, Thailand, won medalist honors to lead the Hokies. She finished with a three-round total of 4-under 212 and defeated runner-up Lauren Hartlage of host Louisville by three strokes.
Foocharoen carded identical 2-under 70 in both rounds on Saturday and shot an even-par 72 in Sunday’s final round to secure the title. With the win, she becomes the second Virginia Tech women’s golfer to win an individual title in the program’s three-and-a-half year history.
Current teammate Elizabeth Bose won the 2018 Hurricane Invitational last spring.