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Rain forces soccer to reschedule JMU faceoff

Yesterday's scheduled women's soccer match against James Madison was postponed because of thunderstorms.

The No. 13 Cavaliers (1-1) and the unranked Dukes (1-1) will try again tonight at 7 p.m. in Harrisonburg.

The Cavs have never lost a game to the Dukes, boasting an 8-0-2 record against JMU. However, three of the last four contests were decided in overtime.

Despite the rescheduled game, Virginia will return to Charlottesville Sunday to face Fresno State in a 1 p.m. kick-off. The Bulldogs will come to Virginia in the middle of their East Coast road trip, which will also pit them against Maryland-Baltimore and JMU.

In its last match, Fresno State fell to C.S. Northridge, 1-0, despite registering 19 shots against the Matadors.

Rower honored for leadership

Charlotte Quesada, a 1999 graduate and former Virginia rower, is one of 10 finalists in the 1999 NCAA Woman of the Year award contest. The award recognizes women college athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics and leadership.

Quesada graduated with distinction last spring after helping the Cavs win the second varsity eight race at the NCAA Championship.

In her four years at Virginia, Quesada worked as a tutor at local elementary and high schools and participated in SAM, a substance abuse prevention program.

Other athletes vying for the award include former Purdue basketball star Stephanie White-McCarty and Florida soccer player Erin Baxter.

Sweltering summer for swimmers

Virginia swimmers earned plenty of heavy metal this summer, taking home eight medals from national and international swimming meets.

First-year Cara Lane won two gold medals at the World University Games in Mallorca, Spain. Lane, a Charlotte, N.C. native, finished first in both the 800-meter freestyle and 1,500-meter freestyle.

August's Pan Am Games in Winnipeg also proved to be a successful week for the Cavs. Second-year Ed Moses set a Pan Am record in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:00.99, becoming only the fourth person in history to finish faster than 1:01.

Moses was also a leg on the silver medal-winning 400-meter medley relay team.

Shamek Pietucha, class of 1999 graduate, also won three medals in various events while fourth-year Austin Ramirez placed second in the 400-meter freestyle.

Catfish Hunter dead at 53

Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter died yesterday, succumbing to Lou Gehrig's disease at the age of 53.

In his 15-year career, Hunter played for the Athletics and the Yankees, winning five World Series rings.

A funeral was scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday in Cedar Wood Cemetery in Hertford, N.C.

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