BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — It’s been less than two years since Virginia Tech hired Kristen Skiera to be the head coach of the school’s women’s lacrosse team. But in that time span, the Hokies have shown noticeable and consistent improvement.
And the team looks to go a step further this week when Virginia Tech competes in the ACC tournament quarterfinals.
It comes after a dominant 18-6 victory over Pitt in the first round on Sunday, marking the Hokies’ tenth win of the season. That’s one better than Skiera’s inaugural year at the helm. The victory also ensured that Tech will finish with a winning record.
All signs point toward growth in the program, no matter what happens this week at the ACC tournament.
“I’m just like super proud of just their mentality and their love for the game and love for one another and I think it’s just built over the last two years,” Skiera said. “I just think some of our late season performances after having some tough losses early on, just the resiliency they’ve shown and how hard they play. It’s a great sign for the future and I couldn’t be more proud of just the winning mentality and the hungry mentality that they’ve cultivated over the last two years.”
The ACC tournament moves to Charlotte for the remaining rounds and the Hokies will face second-seeded Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon with the first draw set for 4 p.m.