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No. 18 Virginia men’s basketball took down its first ranked opponent of the season, obliterating No. 12 Clemson 85-50 Saturday evening. The Cavaliers (9-2, 5-0 ACC) took control early and never looked back, draining 15 three-pointers, while the Tigers (9-2, 3-2 ACC) never had a chance.
No. 18 Virginia men’s basketball completed its season sweep of Notre Dame Wednesday with a 80-68 victory. The Cavaliers’ (8-2, 4-0 ACC) 12 three-pointers and five players in double-figure scoring were too much for the Fighting Irish (3-8, 0-5 ACC) to handle.
No. 22 Virginia men’s basketball overcame a double-digit first half deficit and the absence of several assistant coaches and players due to COVID-19 protocols to beat Wake Forest 70-61 Wednesday night. The Cavaliers (6-2, 2-0 ACC) used a strong second half on the defensive end and efficient offensive play throughout the night to come back against the Demon Deacons (3-2, 0-2 ACC).
No. 16 Virginia men’s basketball returned from their coronavirus-related pause, rolling past William & Mary Tuesday afternoon to the tune of a 76-40 final score. The Cavaliers (4-1, 0-0 ACC) enjoyed a balanced scoring attack and stifling defense all afternoon against the Tribe (2-3, 0-0 CAA), as they jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
After pausing all team activities Dec. 9 due to COVID 19-related issues within its program, No. 17 Virginia men’s basketball plans on returning to practice Saturday. The Cavaliers (3-1, 0-0 ACC) have also rescheduled its non-conference home game against William & Mary (2-1, 0-0 CAA) for Tuesday — which will be their first game since Dec. 4.
No. 15 Virginia men’s basketball took down Saint Francis 76-51 in the team’s home opener — rebounding from an upset loss to San Francisco Friday. After tumbling 11 spots in the latest AP Poll, the Cavaliers (2-1, 0-0 ACC) flexed their muscles on both ends of the floor early in the game before coasting to a dominant victory over the Red Flash (2-1, 0-0 NEC).
Amid the uncertainty surrounding the circumstances of the 2020-21 college basketball season, No. 4 Virginia is finally set to begin their season next week in “Bubbleville” — a season-opening event designed to keep coaches and players safe during the safety hazards presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these precautions, Virginia has already experienced a scheduling change — the team’s Friday matchup with Florida was canceled after the Gators paused athletic activities because of COVID-19 issues. Even with a non-conference schedule shortened by four games, the Cavaliers will face one of the program’s most daunting schedules in recent years, highlighted by several marquee non-conference matchups.
Virginia men’s soccer took down No. 2 Wake Forest Sunday night 2-0 in the ACC tournament quarterfinals in Winston-Salem N.C. The fourth-seeded Cavaliers (3-3-1, 2-3-1 ACC) upset the top-seeded Demon Deacons (7-2-0, 5-1-0 ACC) with two goals from junior forward Cabrel Happi Kamseu.
Virginia men’s soccer took down Syracuse 1-0 Friday night at Klockner Stadium thanks to a late penalty kick by sophomore defender Andreas Ueland. In posting their first shutout of the year, the Cavaliers (2-2-1, 2-2-1 ACC) were able to avoid a third consecutive loss on the season.
No. 5 Virginia men’s soccer fell to No. 2 Pittsburgh Sunday night in a 3-2 overtime thriller. After completing a comeback in the final minute of regulation, the Cavaliers (1-1-1, 1-1-1 ACC) conceded the game-winning goal to the Panthers (4-0-0, 3-0-0 ACC) just over two minutes into the first overtime period.
No. 5 Virginia men’s soccer opened its 2020 season with 2-1 double-overtime victory against Louisville Friday night. With 1:05 remaining in the second period of overtime, a golden goal penalty kick by sophomore forward Philip Horton gave the Cavaliers (1-0, 1-0 ACC) their 300th win at Klockner Stadium since its opening in 1992.
After months of uncertainty, Virginia men’s soccer can finally set their sights on a fall season. The ACC announced the layout for the abbreviated season Friday — each school will play six conference games in addition to two exhibition matches prior to a modified eight-team conference tournament.
Following a run to the national championship game and the ensuing departure of several key pieces, Virginia men’s soccer is set to reload with a strong incoming class of both freshmen and transfers.
Only six games into its 2020 campaign, Virginia men’s lacrosse — along with the rest of winter and spring collegiate sports — saw its season come to a jarring halt. While the NCAA is set to allow current seniors to return for an extra year of eligibility, it is tough not to wonder what this year’s men’s lacrosse team could have been.
No. 15 Virginia men’s swimming and diving put together a strong week in Greensboro N.C. at the ACC Championships and finished as the conference runner-up. In the team’s best finish since 2013, the Cavaliers totalled 1,098 points during the week — only behind No. 5 NC State’s 1,250 points as the Wolfpack claimed their sixth consecutive conference title.
No. 8 Virginia men’s lacrosse dominated Air Force Sunday afternoon en route to a 15-5 victory at Klockner Stadium. While not playing their strongest opponent thus far this season, the Cavaliers (4-1, 0-0 ACC) put together their best overall performance of the season, allowing for a comfortable margin of defeat.
No. 2 Virginia women’s swimming and diving claimed their 16th ACC Championship this weekend by finishing with a new meet record score of 1492.5. The Cavaliers beat out second-place No. 6 NC State — which recorded 1333 points — and were led by the championship’s Most Valuable Swimmer junior Paige Madden.
No. 2 Virginia men’s lacrosse lost to Princeton 16-12 Saturday afternoon. The Cavaliers (2-1, 0-0 ACC) struggled to find an offensive rhythm, as senior attacker Michael Sowers led the Tigers (3-0, 0-0 Ivy League) to the upset victory.
No. 2 Virginia men’s lacrosse is set to play Princeton Saturday in the 27th meeting between the storied programs. The Cavaliers (2-0, 0-0 ACC) will seek their third consecutive home win this season against another solid opponent in the Tigers (2-0, 0-0 Ivy League), along with their 150th all-time win at Klockner Stadium.
Virginia men’s lacrosse beat No. 18 Lehigh 12-8 Saturday at Klockner Stadium. The No. 1 Cavaliers (2-0, 0-0 ACC), backed by another strong all-around effort, took down their second-ranked opponent.