Photo Credit: Liam Sment (Not From Today's Game)
College sports are back in Blacksburg with Virginia Tech Volleyball kicking it off well with a dominant victory.
We close out the third 25-18 and defeat The Citadel 3-0 in our season opener 🙌 pic.twitter.com/1VfnwZ1tLV— Virginia Tech Volleyball (@HokiesVB) September 17, 2020
The Hokies defeated The Citadel 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-18) in their only non-conference match of the fall season before they start ACC play.
Alabama grad transfer Ashley Homan was the star of the game as she had 12 kills in 18 attempts for the Hokies while senior Marisa Cerchio had 9 kills in 14 attempts as these two talented athletes helped lead Tech to victory.
This was the first competitive, collegiate sporting event in Blacksburg since the COVID pandemic led to the ending of seasons for winter and spring sports this past March. It was also the second competitive event since the March shutdown for Virginia Tech after the Hokies' women's soccer team opened their fall season at UVA last weekend.
To have collegiate sports back fully in Blacksburg is a great step forward and with this game being more proof of how hard Tech's athletic programs are working to compete this fall while doing so in a safe manner. While there have been some ups and downs, seeing this along with last week's women's soccer game happen is a great sign that sports can be done safely throughout this fall in Blacksburg.
This was also the first win for new volleyball head coach Marci Byers who came over from Radford this offseason to replace Jill Wilson. Now with that out of the way, her next goal will be to pick up her first ACC win in Tech's two upcoming matches at N.C. State.