VT Mens Soccer Ranked in Top 10

After knocking off UC Santa Barbara, we've climbed into the Top Ten.

Is this where we say things like, "we're a soccer school now"?

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Is this where we say things like, "we're a soccer school now"?

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We're a football futbol school!

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Beat me to it, take your leg!

Edit: we can also re-purpose our favorite tune with new lyrics: "Kick it in! Kick it in! Kick it in!"

I just looked up the schedule and wow that's a real nut squeeze. We play #5 Duke, #6 Georgetown, #7 Virginia, #11 Notre Dame, #19 Clemson, #20 UNC, #24 WVU, and have the potential to play #1 Wake Forest in the ACC tournament. Jeez

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This is the gauntlet ACC schools go through every year.

to clarify, georgetown and wvu were preseason games

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we're a soccer school now

Like that?

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

We're a(n) (association) football school

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"futbol school" has a nice ring to it

AKA proper football

No, no a thousand times (YAWN) no. But I'll take a good VT team of any stripe and will root like hell for them, if I can stay awake.

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I'm so glad you came into this thread about VT soccer to let us know how you don't like soccer

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Well, you answered for me when you said "VT soccer". Besides that, it was just a joke. I figured I'd rile somebody up though, but I'm so glad you aren't thin skinned about it or anything.
If you need to know more, I'll say this. I find soccer boring, but I feel that way about several sports that people absolutely love, like hockey and NASCAR, so I know there's a lot of interest in the sports world that I don't share. I watch the US teams in big matches and I will follow the Hokie's soccer teams progress and will watch a match or two if I can get them. I also find the NBA and NFL boring but love VT basketball and football. Go figure. I never played soccer, and had no kids which gets a lot of parents involved, at least while their kid is playing, so it isn't surprising it doesn't grab me.

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Besides that, it was just a joke. I figured I'd rile somebody up though, but I'm so glad you aren't thin skinned about it or anything

Very very cool.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Well, thank you. I haven't been called cool in decades. But hey, look at all the legs Alum got from my post, so someone got some benefit from my lame joke, right?

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YAWN anagrams to YNWA

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Wish I could give this more than one leg...and not sure how I missed it...that's 100% on me

No prob, I legged it for you. My reaction was for the "proper football" statement, but I know you soccer folks love your sport and more power to ya.

Edit: While I'm sure it won't surprise you, I did have to look up the YNWA reference. Cute.

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At some point- really hopefully in my lifetime- one of our 17 varsity sports teams is going to win a national team championship. Why not 2019 Men's soccer? why not? Get hot at the right time, boom. You would think we would have won one by accident by now. It's not budget or commitment or any of that nonsense. Many smaller schools have won team national championships. Let's get it done once before we die please.

Nobody wins a national championship in any sport "by accident". Those "smaller schools" you mention tend to specialize in only one or two sports, and the lion's share of their revenue gets spent on them.

Also, to win a championship, you have to get to a championship match. We've reached the championship round in group sports such as golf, track, etc, but have never seriously contended and have a best team finish of 4th, which sounds a lot closer to 1st than it actually is. As for direct-competition sports, between baseball, softball, women's lacrosse, and men's and women's basketball and soccer, we have made the round of 16 (whatever it's called in each sport) 14 times, the quarterfinals 5 times, the semifinals twice (once each from the two soccer teams), and have never appeared in a 2-team NCAA championship match in any sport. We've lost more than we've won in each of those rounds, which is reasonable considering how infrequently we make it that far in any given sport.

When Coastal Carolina wins a college world series, but Virginia Tech competing in multiple sports in division 1 for 75 years, the past 30 in "major" conferences, yeah you would think the stars would have aligned once. Or is Coastal Carolina- basically a strip mall campus- on to baseball secrets we haven't figured out?

Going to assume you have never been to CCU campus. Their baseball stadium is gorgeous and until recent renovation put Tech's to shame.

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I've been to the large strip mall, yes. Thanks

You saw Horry Georgetown Tech, the regional community college if you think CCU is a strip mall. Yes it is a smaller school but they pump money into sports like baseball and golf. But they aren't the only smaller school to win a baseball title.

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So you answered my question. Thanks.. yep a baseball national title is just out of reach for VT. Can't do it. Coastal Carolina on the other hand?? They have a nice stadium. Natty is not out of reach for them. VT though? yes, can't happen.

I didn't say that. I just taking issue with your characterization of CCU as a strip mall. It's clear you actually haven't been to the campus.

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You guys are like an old married couple.

For the record, both times our soccer teams have made the College Cup we lost to the team that won it all. And both times we gave that eventual champion one hell of a fight, with the other team needing some heroics to win.

If we are going to break through at some point, it would not shock me if it was in soccer.

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Agree- If you really know and break down how wrestling national championships work, we really aren't that close there.

oh god yeah. We aren't close in wrestling, even though we have a current national champion on the team and we're routinely in the top 5 nationally. The gap between the top teams and everyone else is enormous.

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I wasn't being sarcastic. To beat Penn State, Iowa, and Ohio State we need about 4 national champions- to start with. So my statement is true. Top 5 nationally is irrelevant in wrestling in terms of how close you really are. It's not like being top 5 in football.

I think he was agreeing with you...

YES BUT ARGUING IS FUN

I see you've never encountered DC before.

I wasn't being sarcastic.

I didn't say you were....

๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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Mekhi Lewis wont be wrestling this coming up this year

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My dad has diabetes.

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Can someone tell me how much will it cost to have this be part of the news in the football recruiting thread?

"Robie, the reigning ACC Coach of the Year, signed a consensus top five recruiting class that features four prospects who finished in the top 100 of FloWrestling's Class of 2019 Big Board."

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I agree that we might be close in soccer, but if Murland keeps their pipeline going like they have, they are going to be tough to touch for quite some time.

And to the specialized school point, look at Akron in soccer. Just like Coastal Carolina in baseball.

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Well, good to see @ least one of our programs is repping well. Have rasslin & roundball seasons started yet?

Yay, we an olympic sport school now! *sobs into "coffee"*

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Women's team is up 4-0 on the season too, super stoked about them, got some real ballers on that side.

UVA has thrown their gazzilion national titles in Olympic sports at us over the years. I'd like to take one from "their" sports, and if it's soccer, then fuck it, I'll take it. I don't care that they've won 20 soccer titles, I just want to enjoy our one, if we get there.

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#WereStillAFootballSchool

The women's team is also bolstered by goalie Mandy McGlynn who has also logged playing time with the USWNT U-18, U-20, and U-23 teams.

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I visit every thread on TKP now, even ones I'm not interested in, just to see if there is a DC-Fireman subthread.

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I hesitate to click on any thread on TKP now, even the ones I'm interested in, for fear that it has descended into a DC-Fireman subthread.

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Sometimes, those subthreads are more enjoyable than the actual topic

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And sometimes, I'm in the mood to watch old Hokie games even though I know how they turn out, but that's doesn't mean I want someone filling up my feed with replays of The Rutgers bowl game, does it?

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07ME watching these threads...

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๐ŸŽต it's like raaaaiiiiinnn on your bowlll gaaaaaame ๐ŸŽถ

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Re-watched the 2004 game against Maryland after I was done with the ODU game... it cheered me up

Best sad-fan-in-a-poncho had to be the glitter-facepaint girl from the 2009(?) Miami game where Harris needed a new white jersey after halftime.

Click here to destroy wall.

I think I'm in the zoom-out of that shot. God that game was terrible.

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VT Women's Soccer team beat Alabama 2-0 last night. Despite Alabama dominating the possession in the first half, the Hokies managed to capitalize on their first opportunity to score a goal. Their second goal was an absolute gem, a perfectly weighted through ball that was clinically finished.

The men's team does not play like a top ten team. They struggle alot against low tier teams

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I don't know about Loyola, but at least Hofstra has some votes in the soccer poll, even if they aren't top-25.

The first 2 games wasn't against tough opponents and they struggle in those games as well

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You see good teams struggling against bad teams in soccer a lot, more than any other sport I feel like. Teams who know they're outmatched typically pack it in with 9-10 guys behind the ball and try to get 1 or 2 counters every game as their offense. It makes it very tough to score for the good team.

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So they are a normal Hokie team then.

Another one

VB born, class of '14

Anybody know if they sell soccer jerseys? I really like them, but have not seen them anywhere or heard back from the athletic department.

check ebay for game-used prior season jerseys, if you aren't an xl or bigger.....

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Also during the summers pop into the surplus store near campus every now and then. That is where we sent the old jerseys when new ones were received.

Will check out both these spots. Thanks!

Back in 04, we upset UVA at home, and Thompson Field went fucking apeshit. We wore an all white set with the VT logo on the upper left chest, like pros. All business, no bullshit.

UVA had a center mid, played like Gattuso, with a baby attitude. Completely shut down that night.

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I assume games are free? I'm wanting to take the kids tonight. Is parking near Cassell and Lane allowed for the soccer game?

Coliseum Lot opens for general public parking at 5 pm, and games are free unless we're hosting NCAA Tourney game

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Thanks! Is it usually easy to just walk up and watch the games, even ACC games?

yeah, literally walk right in. I used to go to women's soccer games frequently enough (was on campus 2011-2016 when the women were awesome and the men were... not) and you'd see a ton of families and youth teams there watching. the atmosphere in the bleachers is fun and chill, and sunsets are gorgeous

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Although usually the Friday before football games, they don't allow new parking after 5. Surely they're not that dumb tonight, but it's VT parking that we're talking about.

a valid point and my oversight

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Why can't Lane Stadium do the light flashing thing like the soccer lights? That's pretty sweet.

Cost of replacing the lights.

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2-1 unc๐Ÿ˜‘

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Should be 3-2 or better. Several decent opportunities in my opinion. Perhaps a few two many passes in the box a few times? I know extremely little about soccer...

Well there was that opportunity where it should have been 2-0 other than that i really didn't see much. But both of unc goals should have been saves

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Bullshit call against VT. Should have been a freekick right outside the box

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Absolutely. #15 is playin his nuts off.

Our women won tonight, but the men start their ACC gauntlet with a loss. Still anticipate them being ranked.

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UNC was the no.19 team. I doubt we get penalized too much for dropping a 2 goal game to them.

Edit: I am dumb. That's what I get for not TKP'ing hard enough.

Two goal and they're ranked #19, but I agree.

They were the #19 team and we lost by 2 goals....

I don't really understand soccer so I can't tell you what I saw or why we lost. Seemed to me that UNC got their shots to score/drop/land(?) and we missed. Besides that, a whole lotta running, kicking, and more running. Still had fun. Definitely going to start taking the kids to more Hokies sporting events.

Unc first 2 goals should have been better defended. you can't let people run free with the ball in the box. The 3rd goal there was nothing no one could have done about. Just unc got lucky with the ball landing in front of one of their players with a wide open net

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Welcome aboard! Casual or not, we love all soccer fans! Just right now, trying to watch the men's national team is, um... depressing.

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I'll splain it all to you at work.

The ladies win AGAIN

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I wish VTWS could get over the hump. One of my best friends was part of the 2011 class that made it deep in the tournament.

Dax sighting at the VT men's soccer game.

Just a heads up for anyone going to the Duke game on Friday Sept 27. VT soccer is playing BC at Thompson Field at 1.

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Wake lost to JMU last night.

Is it basketball season yet?

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Might have to keep our eye on Jeff Bourne if Whit ever leaves us. JMU seems to be competing at a high level in many sports.

Outside of a couple of stubborn moves (baseball & mens basketball), he's really done quite well here in Harrisonburg. He's also crushing it in terms of generating energy and getting quality donations from people. Remember, JMU was an all girls school, so we are only now getting to a place where men who graduated from JMU are leaving large amounts of money to the school when they die. I predict that things continue their upward trend here.

Is it basketball season yet?

so we are only now getting to a place where men who graduated from JMU are leaving large amounts of money to the school when they die.

Is... is that a thing that many people actually do?

People that have very large sums of money often donate large sums of money to their alma mater or their favorite school.

Women can't leave large amounts of money to a school when they die?

Well, that isn't really my point.

Imagine being a woman who graduated from JMU at any point before 1966 (when it became coed). In that society, women didn't have the same type of pathway to a public career that netted loads of money in the same way that men did. So the studies that JMU has done suggest that those women don't have the type of wealth that would allow them to leave large sums of money to the school in their wills.

On the other hand, men who graduated in the 70's and beyond were afforded clear pathways to success in the public vocational world, those men are only now getting to a place where their wealth is being realized by JMU.

Edit: I know when looking at my post above in a vacuum, it sounds really terrible and even sexist... That certainly ins't where I'm coming from. It's a generational issue that includes women is what I'm getting at.

Is it basketball season yet?

I had a feeling you weren't being sexist intentionally. But still need to give you a hard time! Leg!

Women's VT vs UVA on right now.

On TV for me at 2am.

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It's available on "ACCNX" via WatchESPN. Currently 0-0 halfway through the first half.

Blacked out because it's on RSN here (just delayed till 2am)

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Ah, I see.

Wasn't ACCN supposed to consolidate the third-tier broadcast rights to avoid things like that?

GOACC

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FWIW the women lost 2-0. Had a shot that would've tied it hit the post.

Must've been a pretty impressive shot if it almost counted for 2 goals.

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It was 1-0 when the shot missed. Had to open it up at the end to try to get another good look, and gave up the second with too few defenders back. Good chance it would have been a draw if it gone, or bounced 2 ft farther to the left where we had a runner coming in. Though they also had a beautiful shot that just missed over the bar earlier in the game. We need better ball control/movement on the back end. Almost every chance they had came off a VT defender giving it up.

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Seemed to me that our strategy was a little bit too defensive. Basically trying to clear the ball out of our half and hope for a fast break. I think playing for the counter was the right move but we didn't try to build the counter at all.

Counter-point: All their good looks came from defense turning it over trying to control the ball rather than getting it out. Would like to have us get it out and then bring back to build more. First game I've had a chance to watch the team this year (Shout out to 919Hokie for posting it was on!), but wondering if that was the first time we have employed this strategy. Certainly looked like it from the issues we had with their press, but maybe it was the press that we looked like we were not ready for.

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Stacking up on defense is a tactic frequently employed by the underdog, to try to drastically reduce the chances of their superior opponent scoring and hoping for a lucky break or at least a scoreless draw. I, too, hadn't watched them until yesterday, but I would imagine we tried it because we were playing the #1 team in the nation, and hopefully it isn't our usual MO.

It looked like we were playing this strategy against Alabama too. Bama was dominating possession early and then we had a few great counters that resulted in goals.

Thanks for the shout out. VT Men's team is playing BC right now on ACCN if you weren't already aware.

A goal for the good guys! Up 1-0 against BC with 17 left.

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1-0 halftime.

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BC gets red card late in 1st half, but dominates the opening of the 2nd half, scoring a goal to knot it at 1. Hokies finally get something going and go up 2-1 with about 20 minutes to go.

Unbelievable. Hokies give up a penalty right outside the box with under 10 seconds to go and BC puts it away low to tie the game. OT coming up.

Happened to be at the first half of the game.
A. That in no way looked like a red card.
B. I Had no idea they could VAR things like that in college. Everyone around us figured it was for last defender (which there was one, so no red for that) but to check it anyway to ensure it was correct.
C. Brizz is frustrated with the D and handling presses and rushes at them. And rightfully so.

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Unbelievable. Didn't have a good feeling about that.

Match was infuriating to watch. Up a goal and a man for 50 minutes and you end up with a draw ๐Ÿคฎ

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Yeah the men's team defense ain't the best

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The women's team is on ACCN right now against Duke.

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We are in OT with all zeros on the board. 24 fouls. Insanely physical match up tonight.

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Hard fought 0-0 OT draw. McGlinn had two insane saves in overtime to preserve the draw.

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An additional positive, UVA lost tonight!

And let's give it up for the ladies!

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Meanwhile in Mexico:

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Let's go!!!

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Turn on the ACC network right now if you can. VT Men's soccer scored 2 goals in 5 minutes to tie the game. 2:30 minutes left.

who's the dumbass that thought Wake Forest jerseys were different enough from white? Because on camera, they look the exact same

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Amazing I thought it was over!

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but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

OT now. 20 minutes. This is the ACC quarterfinals against Wake.

Holy shit. I had turned the game off after the second WF goal.

10 minutes left then penalties.

No goals in OT. Now Penalties.

New goalie for Wake?

VT saved first PK.

1-0 Hokies

2-1 Hokies after two rounds

3-2 Hokies after three

4-3 Hokies after 3. Either make one or save one to win.

Bad PK. 4-4 through the 5 rounds. Sudden death.

Lost the game. Now have to hope VT is one of the 24 at large bids which should be the case as the #22 team in the current rankings.

What a choke job on the penalties