The Virginia field hockey team held Yale to only five shots and two penalty corners in a stingy defensive effort as it defeated the Bulldogs 5-0 Sunday.
On the offensive side of the ball, second-year Jessica Coleman provided the firepower, knocking through consecutive penalty corners and dishing an assist on a Lorraine Vizzuso shot off a corner to establish a 3-0 lead going into the half. Coleman's goals came at 24:04 and 13:14 in the first half and were assisted by second-year Carrie Goodloe and fourth-year Laura Lindsay, respectively.
The second half was more of the same with Goodloe stealing possession and knocking through the Cavs' fourth goal. First-year Cara Unterkofler notched the Cavaliers' final goal of the day, scoring her first career collegiate points with 53 seconds left on the clock. Third-year keeper Becky Worthington recorded her fifth shutout of the season and recorded three saves.
Weaver tops flight C at Brown
Third-year tennis player Kelley Weaver took the Singles Flight C Title at the Brown Invitational in Providence Sunday. Weaver lived up to her top seed in the flight by defeating Dartmouth's Carly Bashleben in two sets (6-4, 7-5) to take the title. She only dropped one set in the entire tournament.
Also notable in the Virginia tennis effort was the play of third-year Christie Schweer. After dropping an opening round match in the Flight A bracket, Schweer rallied to four straight wins culminating in a three-set victory over Boston University's Selin Nassi (6-3, 4-6, 6-0) to take the consolation bracket title. Schweer also won her final match. Second-year Amy O'Donnell and first-year Jennifer Tuchband each notched third-place finishes.
Even more Moss?
Randy Moss, twice the recipient of West Virginia's Mr. Basketball Award while in high school, recently has showed some legitimate interest in pursuing a spot in the NBA ranks with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
In August, Moss displayed the first flirtations with an NBA career and apparently he wasn't kidding. It looks as though the 6-foot-5 wide out will try out for the Minnesota Timberwolves after contacting the organization and expressing interest.
Minnesota coach Flip Saunders is not ruling out Moss as a legitimate NBA player, citing Moss' tremendous athletic ability.
Moss and his agent will contact the Timberwolves again at the conclusion of the NFL season.
Spartans besiege Top 5
After an exciting victory over Michigan, Michigan State finds itself in a position it has not occupied in 32 years -- the Associated Press Top 5.
Michigan State made a huge leap from the No. 11 spot to fifth after defeating the then third-ranked Wolverines 34-31.
The Spartans have posted a pristine 6-0 record this season, which has propelled them to a position they have not enjoyed since 1967. Florida State and Penn State remained No. 1 and No. 2 for the fourth straight week, while Nebraska moved to third and Virginia Tech (5-0) claimed the No. 4 spot.