Virginia Tech defeated third-seeded Ohio State 84-74 in the third quarter, spearheaded by Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore, to advance to its first Final Four. Amoore scored seven points, and Kitley scored five in the third quarter for the Hokeis, who faced LSU in the women’s Final Four. Kitley concluded with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Amoore led Virginia Tech with 24 points.
The Hookies Have Made It!
The Hokies have now won 15 games in a row and have secured a No.1 seed in the NCAA tournament because of their victory in the ACC championship. The opening half of the game against Ohio State was packed with nonstop action and excitement. The total score for both sides was 34 for 57, and all three teams had at least three individuals score in double figures.
Amoore took a shoulder to the face during the second quarter of the game, which caused Virginia Tech to have a moment of concern. However, she returned to the field very quickly after this. It’s a good thing, too, because Virginia Tech needed both her and Kitley to pull off the upset and beat Ohio State.
Virginia Tech’s Big Win
Taylor Thierry hit a second-chance shot with 5 minutes and 10 seconds left in the third quarter to cut Virginia Tech’s advantage to 55-53. Until this point, the teams had been trading the lead throughout the whole game. However, Amoore capped off the run with a 3-pointer with three seconds left in the quarter. This brought the score to 8-2 after she scored on a driving layup to start the run.
Kitley scored on a layup and then a turnaround jumper to give Virginia Tech a lead of 67-57 with 8 minutes and 33 seconds left to play. This came after Ohio State’s Cotie McMahon, the Big Ten freshman of the year, knocked a pair of free throws to open the fourth. Kitley scored a layup.
The Virginia Tech Hokies would stretch their lead to as much as 13 points. This is more than enough to overcome a late charge by the Ohio State Buckeyes. Taylor Mikesell scored 25 points to lead Ohio State, Jacy Sheldon added 19, and McMahon finished with 18 points.
Fall 2021 marks 30 years since the University of Washington’s football team won a National Championship. Their win back in 1991 included a very specific uniform that has since been changed and modernized by the team. However, Adidas has helped bring back that same design, and the football players will be wearing them to honor the 30th anniversary.
The University of Washington Will Wear Throwback Uniforms
The all-white uniforms that the team had previously worn didn’t get much attention, plus, they resembled Penn State a bit too much. When the team went all-black, they were headed in the right direction, but it wasn’t creative enough since many other teams were also going for a blackout moment.
The University of Washington now decided to get a bit of a more classic and historical look with their 1991 throwback jerseys and accessories. They’ll come back for at least one game during the Fall 2021-22 season. These jerseys honor the Huskies and their national championship win after 30 years.
The throwback uniform has block numerals and the classic purple and white colors while also including some shades of gold on the pants. The classic Panting Dawg logo is also making a comeback, but it won’t just be featured on the hip, but also the helmet. Reflective stripes will be featured on the shoulder caps as a way to celebrate the championship homage.
Paying Ode to History
Even though the throwback jerseys won’t be worn for the whole season, the team will still be making a statement. Jaxson Kirkland, Washington’s team leader, and offensive tackle will be wearing a uniform that is quite similar to the one his dad, Dean Kirkland, wore from 1987 to 1990.
When Kirkland learned about the news, he stated how surreal it was and how fired up he was to put on the uniform. While the University of Washington hasn’t yet announced what game will feature the throwback uniforms, the Adidas Reverse Retro merchandise for the University of Washington will be available for purchase from the public on September 6th, which includes the replica jerseys.