Hokies softball beats Syracuse, advance to ACC semifinal
Championship quarterfinals over seven innings of work to help the Virginia Tech Hokies over the Orange 2-1. With the win, Tech advances to the semifinals of the ACC Championship In addition to her 10 strikeouts, Rochard (23-2) tossed seven innings, giving up one run on seven hits and walking four for Virginia Tech (41-6). Freshman Bre Peck led the way offensively for the Hokies, going 1-for-3 in the ballgame with a home run and an RBI. Junior Morgan Overaitis also helped out, going 1-for-2 for Virginia Tech with an RBI. Sophomore Emma Ritter provided some offense as well, going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
WATCH: Washington & Lee, Lynchburg advance to ODAC men’s lacrosse title game
Two semifinal games were played Saturday afternoon in Lexington. In the first matchup, No. 1 seed Washington & Lee faced off against No. 5 Hampden-Sydney. The Generals tied the game up 7-7 with 30 seconds in regulation to force overtime, and Bobby Clagett scored the golden goal.
As semester winds down, college students reflect on campus life during pandemic
RADFORD, Va. – As Thanksgiving week approaches, it marks the end of a semester full of challenges for college students across the country. To limit the potential spread of COVID-19, students will remain home at most colleges through the end of the year. Many college towns were hit early with COVID-19 case surges, like in Radford, but with that in the rearview mirror, students are optimistic moving forward. “I will say that there has been many sleepless nights studying and trying to retain information, but it’s totally worth it,” said Radford University senior Samantha Powell. It was one of the changes that was the greatest thing to help me through this semester,” said Powell.
Software pairs college roommates
College students used to have limited say in who they would get for a dorm roommate. But now, hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide are turning to software programs that help pair students using surveys and matching algorithms. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports on how this technology aims to lower the number of bad roommate pairings and improve student satisfaction.cbsnews.com