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Virginia basketball’s defense proved too much for No. 14 Texas A&M Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena. The Cavaliers (6-1, 0-0 ACC) totaled eight blocks and eight steals against the Aggies (6-2, 0-0 SEC) to pick up a win in their first contest against a ranked opponent. Sophomore guard Ryan Dunn led the way on defense with five blocks and three steals, while sophomore guard Andrew Rohde showed out on offense with 13 points and three three-pointers.
Virginia could not stop the run, pass or finesse of the Virginia Tech offense in a 55-17 loss Saturday afternoon at Scott Stadium. The Cavaliers (3-9, 2-6 ACC) fell far behind the Hokies (6-6, 5-3 ACC) early in the first half, allowing their in-state rivals to secure bowl game eligibility. Junior running back Bhayshul Tuten gave Virginia problems all game, running for 117 yards and returning a kickoff 94 yards to the house.
The setting at Klöckner Stadium was the same as always for Virginia women’s soccer — the student section filled with orange and blue, Charlottesville families scattered on the hill opposite the bleachers and Coach Steve Swanson on the sideline.
Virginia men’s basketball took on Florida Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. in its second game of the season. The Cavaliers (2-0, 0-0 ACC) relied on their bench — namely freshman forward Blake Buchanan — to get downhill and to the free-throw line against the Gators (1-1, 0-0 SEC). The teams shared back-and-forth buckets down the stretch until Virginia forced two turnovers to close out the game, coming away with a nail-biting 73-70 victory.
Virginia women’s soccer held on to a 1-1 draw after conceding an equalizer at No. 9 Clemson Thursday. The Cavaliers (5-2-5, 0-2-3 ACC) started the action with a goal from sophomore midfielder Jill Flammia, and the Tigers (9-1-3, 3-1-1 ACC) thereon out dominated possession and responded with a goal from junior forward Renee Lyles.
No. 22 Virginia women’s soccer held its own but came up short in a 1-0 loss Thursday night against No. 1 North Carolina. The Cavaliers (5-1-3, 0-1-1 ACC) commanded possession in the first half, while the Tar Heels (7-0-3, 2-0-0 ACC) outdid their opponents in shots and shots on goal in the second half. In the 55th minute, sophomore forward Ally Sentnor sent a shot just right of graduate student goalkeeper Cayla White for the winning goal.
No. 18 Virginia women’s soccer created few quality goal opportunities in a 0-0 draw Thursday night at home against Iowa. The Cavaliers (4-0-2, 0-0-0 ACC) dominated the Hawkeyes (6-0-1, 0-0-0 BT) in possession in the second half, forcing the ball deep into Iowa’s half. Graduate student defender Lacey McCormack orchestrated tempo at center back, along with senior defender Samar Guidry at left back.
No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer managed a couple shots on goal against Michigan in a 0–0 draw Thursday night. The Cavaliers (1–0–0, 0–0–0 ACC) frustrated the Wolverines (0–1–2, 0–0–0 BT) in the midfield, resulting in few attacks in the Cavalier's half. Leading the ambushes were sophomore midfielder Jill Flammia along with freshman midfielder Yuna McCormack.
No. 5 Virginia women’s soccer lived up to preseason expectations with a 5-0 win over Nevada. The Cavaliers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) dominated possession over the Wolfpack (0-1, 0-0 MW) from kickoff till the final whistle, tallying 17 shots on goal and 14 corners. Freshman forward Allie Ross, who came on as a substitute, led the way with two goals and one assist.
No. 3 Virginia men’s lacrosse carried their energy from last week’s victory to defeat Lafayette Tuesday by a score of 20-11. The Cavaliers (10-3, 3-2 ACC) pulled away from the Leopards (6-9, 3-5 Patriot League) in the third quarter with a double-digit lead, and although Lafayette made a final push, the margin was simply too much to overcome. With the high-scoring victory, the Cavaliers end non-conference play 7-1.
Graduate student Justin McCoy entered the semifinal of the ACC Championships as a two-time runner-up at the event. With a chance to clinch his fourth-straight appearance at the national meet, McCoy felt the pressure as he took the mat to face North Carolina State freshman Matthew Singleton.