College Men: Virginia Tech off to flying start

Virginia Tech quickly put in the past its disappointing 2015 season, opening the new campaign by winning Ohio State's Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic. The Hokies edged the ranked Buckeyes, 1-0, on Costa Rican Marcelo Acuna's golden goal and then beat Oakland, 3-0.

The Hokies lost their last four games in 2015 and finished with a seven-game winless streak to conclude the 2015 campaign with a 5-9-3 record overall and 0-5-3 in the ACC.

Acuna, a transfer from Houston Baptist scored the game-winner against Ohio State in the 107th minute off an assist from Alessandro Mion in front of 1,979 Columbus fans.

Elias Tamburini, a JC transfer from Patrick Henry Community College, Andre Thomas and Acuna all had goals against the Golden Grizzlies.

“I am proud of our team and what they were able to put together this weekend,” said Virginia Tech coach Mike Brizendine. “We showed our commitment to hard work and our ability to fight through the elements.”

Goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard joined Acuna, Mion and Thomas on the all-tournament team. Acuna was also named the Most Valuable Player of the weekend.
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