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UConn to attend 2001 Hokie Shootout

Thursday, November 1, 2001

This article first appeared at USLIA.com

By Ben Gogol (VT Lacrosse)

The Virginia Tech Hokies will be hosting their first annual Hokie Shootout this Saturday and Sunday, November 3rd and 4th. Participating teams in the Hokie Shootout include the SELC rival Tennessee Vols, Buffalo and Illinois from the CCLA, and four teams in the NCLL, the Virginia club, Maryland club, West Virginia club, and UConn club teams. The tournament will mark the end of Virginia Tech’s 2001 fall ball season.

The Hokies have impressed teams this fall, traveling to Lynchburg, VA for their fall tournament and beating two Division 2 varsity teams Greensboro College (15-2) and Catawba College (6-5). That same weekend VT also traveled to VMI to play two games. They beat Division 2 varsity Shenandoah University (13-2). Then came their biggest game of the weekend, against Division 1 varsity VMI. The score was tied 2-2 at the end of the first quarter, and this became a trend, ending halftime in a 4-4 tie, and ending the third quarter knotted at 6-6. Virginia Tech quickly went up 8-6 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, only to see VMI come back and score the next three goals to win the game.

After two weeks of rest, the Hokies will begin their home tournament squaring up against the UConn Huskies, a team they know little about. Other first round matches include Maryland vs. Buffalo, Tennessee vs. West Virginia, and Illinois vs. Virginia. The winners will go on to play in the semi finals, while the losers will be competing in their own bracket.

It will be interesting to see the results from this weekend’s action in Blacksburg, VA. Stop back at www.uslia.com to see the results of the weekend!

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