Thursday the ACC Softball tourney begins at Florida State... The Lady Noles may be the fan favorite for the week, but for obvious reasons, many fans will have top-seeded Virginia Tech in their hearts...
This season, life's cruel reality collided with the sportsworld and gave Virginia Tech softball new meaning... Most teams would have been broken... But the Lady Hokies are not most teams... At (15-4) in the ACC, they are the best in the conference.
"I think we needed softball after that happened... We needed a few days away but, when it was time to come back to practice, we all really looked forward to it. we needed something to get our minds off of it," said Virginia Tech junior pitcher Angela Tincher.
"It certainly sheds a little bit more light on the opportunities we have and how fortunate and blessed we are to be here," said Virginia Tech Head Softball Coach Scot Thomas.
"If we can help our community at all, we really, really want to, especially after that," said Virginia Tech junior leftfielder Caroline Stolle.
And the ultimate triumph could come Sunday if the Lady Hokies are able to join the Virginia Tech golf team in taking an ACC Title back to Blacksburg, Virginia.