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While the 2020-2021 season was tumultuous for every Virginia sports team, the volleyball squad had perhaps the hardest time of all. Any preview of the Cavaliers would be remiss not to mention the placement of the entire staff on administrative leave on March 17, with their eventual removal coming soon after. Now, Coach Shannon Wells, former Florida associate head coach, looks to bring her own culture into the vacuum left by the previous staff
Virginia football had its spring game Saturday, concluding its session of offseason practices. It was the first time since the 2019 Commonwealth Cup that Scott Stadium held a sizable amount of fans, and although attendance was still limited, the atmosphere was completely different than the 2020 season. The Cavaliers also got to show off some of their newest pieces, and plenty of athletes gave Virginia fans much to be excited about. With that being said, let’s take a look at a few of the storylines surrounding the Virginia program heading into the 2021 season.
As winter sports end their seasons, Virginia fans can now turn to a mixture of fall and spring sports to get their fix of Cavalier athletics. It was a bit of an up-and-down week on the whole for Virginia. Baseball and softball both posted series wins over the weekend, and men’s lacrosse and field hockey also picked up victories. Women’s tennis suffered two consecutive defeats, however, and women’s soccer, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse all joined the loss column. With such a busy week to take in, here are five takeaways to help better understand how this week went down in Virginia athletics.
It was a jam-packed week for the Cavaliers, as it was throughout the month of February for all college athletics — an incredible 15 different sports had some sort of event over the past seven days. As a result of differing schedules due to COVID-19, many fall sports elected to have conference championships in the spring, so Cavalier fans are treated with the rarity of teams from all three seasons playing at the same time. Men’s swim and dive finished fourth at the ACC Championships, while men’s and women’s track and field finished seventh and third, respectively. Squash, volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis all posted wins this week, while men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer both lost. To finish, fans were treated with a great weekend at the diamond, where baseball and softball each split series. Let’s take a closer look with five takeaways from Virginia sports.
Virginia fans experienced a plethora of emotions throughout the course of this week while watching their beloved Cavaliers, as there were both extreme highs and lows. To start with the good news, women’s swim and dive won the ACC Championship for the third time in four years. In addition, the women’s lacrosse team started off its season with two wins, and the men’s lacrosse team stayed undefeated as well. Women’s golf finished third in its invitational, and baseball opened its season with a 2-1 series against Connecticut. Unfortunately, not every team was this great. Men’s basketball suffered two painful losses, and softball kicked off the season going just 1-2 in a round-robin in Durham, N.C. Let’s take a look at five takeaways from the week of Feb. 15.
Virginia sports continued its run of solid performances into February, as four different teams won matches over the weekend. Men’s basketball won both of its games, and swimming and diving and track and field both had solid showings. Here are five takeaways from another successful week in Virginia Athletics.
The week of Jan. 25 was a full week of action for Virginia athletics, with five different sports suiting up for the Cavaliers. Men’s basketball split their games, winning comfortably against Syracuse but suffering a crushing loss against Virginia Tech. In other sports, women’s tennis won both their games, wrestling won its dual meet and men’s golf finished third in the Timuquana Collegiate in Jacksonville, Fla. Let’s take a deeper look at a few matches in this version of Five Takeaways.
It was a relatively empty week for Virginia Athletics as only three games were played. The football team lost to Virginia Tech Saturday, and women’s basketball continued its winless season with two losses, one against Clemson and the other against Florida State. With that being said, it was still an eventful few days news-wise. Let’s get into a few takeaways from the week of Dec. 7.
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Last week was a dramatic week of sports for Virginia Athletics, as many teams’ fall seasons came to an end while others’ continued amid unprecedented times. Women’s soccer was knocked out in the ACC semifinals, while the men’s side fought to live another day in the tournament. Football had a big win over Louisville over the weekend, and some swimmers set school records as well. Let’s look at a few takeaways from the week in Virginia sports.
Many of Virginia’s teams finished the month of October on a promising note. Men’s soccer, women’s soccer and football all won, while cross-country finished its fall season with a strong showing. Field hockey and volleyball both lost, but the first winter sport to begin competition — swimming and diving — started off strong with a win. Here are a few takeaways from a relatively successful weekend for Virginia sports.
It was not a good weekend for Virginia sports, as no team recorded a single win on Friday or Saturday. The volleyball and field hockey teams each lost a pair of matches, and football and men’s soccer continued their losing streaks Saturday. Let’s take a look at some of the ways teams can improve for their upcoming games.
It was a mixed weekend for Virginia’s fall sports teams. Cross-country impressed at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational, while football, volleyball and men’s soccer all lost their contests. Women’s soccer won its fourth straight game Thursday before falling Sunday. Let’s take a look at some interesting takeaways from just a few of the Virginia teams that were in action this weekend.
Whether it's grabbing a bite to eat at Miller's, catching some live music at the Charlottesville Pavilion or simply getting outside to enjoy the weather, the Downtown Mall is a staple of life for city residents and University students alike. The Mall adds a nostalgic taste to a city steeped in a history that includes Presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, not to mention the University itself.
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Even when students come to the University and begin to regard Grounds as a kind of "home," many individuals - particularly those who have traveled across seas and country borders - are driven to do what they can to maintain strong ties and help their respective countries.