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Virginia Tech women’s soccer opens season at Hoosier Classic

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(Via Virginia Tech) – Virginia Tech opens the 2015 women’s soccer season this weekend, taking part in the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Indiana. The Hokies take on host Indiana Friday night at 7 p.m. and then plays No. 12/10 West Virginia Sunday at noon in Bloomington.

Entering the Season

The Hokies enter the 2015 regular season ranked 13th in the NCSAA preseason poll and 11th in the preseason poll … The Hokies are predicted to finish fifth in the ACC this season in a vote of league coaches.

The Hokies vs. Indiana

The Hokies and the Hoosiers have met once previously in women’s soccer, but don’t expect any of the current players on either team to remember … Indiana won, 2-1, in Columbus, Ohio in 1994 … The Hokies are 9-11-2 all-time against schools currently in the Big Ten.

The Hokies vs. West Virginia

This will be the sixth all-time meeting between the Hokies and Mountaineers in women’s soccer, although the two schools enjoy a long, rich rivalry in every sport … WVU leads the all-time series, 3-2, but Tech has won each of the last two meetings … The 4th-ranked Hokies defeated the 12th-ranked Mountaineers, 1-0, at Thompson Field in Blacksburg on Nov. 22, 2013 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament … Tech would advance to the College Cup that season … This will be the first-ever neutral-field meeting between the two schools … The Hokies are 4-3 all-time against teams currently in the Big 12 Conference.

Chugging Right Along

Virginia Tech head coach, Charles “Chugger” Adair, is now in his fifth season in charge of the Hokies … He has a 62-25-5 overall record (701) and a 22-18-3 record in ACC competition (547) … A full bio is available on page 3 of this release.

Senior Watch

Senior Ashley Meier has been named a preseason All-ACC selection in a vote by the league coaches … Meier was third in goals and points … In the same poll, the Hokies have been picked fifth in the ACC.

On the List

Junior Murielle Tiernan named to the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Award watch list … Tiernan is one of 28 student-athletes on the list and one of eight players from Atlantic Coast Conference schools … Tiernan led the Hokies in goals, assists and scoring last season and Meier was third in goals and points … The MAC Hermann Award Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in NCAA soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete.

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