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The right bleachers of Klöckner Stadium will be infiltrated by a swarm of Chicago maroon and burnt orange this Friday evening. The left side, soon to be filled with a different shade of orange, will look to drown out the stripes of the former. On the field, Virginia men’s soccer (2-2, ACC) and Virginia Tech (0-3-1, ACC) will engage in yet another Commonwealth Clash. This time, it will be for the right to a 1-0 start in the ACC.
Revenge was on the mind of Virginia men’s soccer on Thursday night, as the Cavaliers (2-1, 0-0 ACC) squared off against in-state rival James Madison (1-2, 0-0 Sun Belt) in the third non-conference affair of each team’s young season. Virginia’s 20-game unbeaten streak against the Dukes came to a close last season when James Madison upset the Cavaliers in a nail-biting 1-0 double overtime victory, but in a convincing performance Thursday, Virginia made sure lightning didn’t strike twice.
On a warm summer night in Charlottesville, the Virginia men’s soccer team faced off against Xavier for its opening game of the season Thursday. The Cavaliers (0-1-0, ACC 0-0-0) displayed impressive control of the game until its final few minutes, when the Musketeers (1-0-0) capitalized on their third shot of the game.
For Virginia men’s soccer, this season is a chance to prove they still belong among the sport’s elite outfits. Back-to-back losing seasons for the Cavaliers have left a storied program in a state of confusion entering this campaign.
Virginia track and field paid a visit to Philadelphia, last weekend for the Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The Cavaliers had their hands full for a meet that welcomed nearly 200 universities from across 33 states, but Virginia still came away successful across a variety of events.
Virginia track and field hosted several schools — including nine other ACC programs — from across the country for the Virginia Challenge, with the meet beginning Thursday in Lannigan Field. The Cavaliers rose through the packed field to come away with a number of successes by the event’s conclusion Saturday.
Virginia track and field journeyed to Durham, N.C. last week for the Duke Invitational. The meet began Thursday and came to a close Saturday, with the Cavaliers impressing on all three days. Although the invitational was not scored on a team basis, Virginia still had a plethora of impressive results, continuing the strong season for the Cavaliers.
Virginia track and field made the in-state trip to Williamsburg last week for the Colonial Relays, a three-day event beginning on Thursday. Despite only the field portion of the team competing in the relays — which includes pole vaulting and different throwing events — Virginia was still able to compete for the overall title. By the time they departed Saturday, the Cavaliers had won the 38-school women’s competition with a total of 80 points, and also finished eighth on the men’s side with a 41-point showing.
Virginia track and field traveled to Raleigh, N.C. last week to compete in the Raleigh Relays. Beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday, the three-day meet welcomed dozens of schools from across the country for what was by far the most competitive event the Cavaliers took part in this season.
Virginia track and field kicked off their 2022 outdoor campaign March 19 at the Virginia Open in Charlottesville, welcoming Liberty to Lannigan Field. A busy Saturday for the Cavaliers came to a close with several personal records and first-place finishes to show for, both on the track and in the field.
Five Virginia track and field athletes traveled to Birmingham, Ala. this weekend to compete in three events at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. While not as strong in numbers as several other schools at the event, the Cavaliers returned to Charlottesville with a successful showing.
The same team winning three consecutive championships — widely considered a “three-peat” by American sports fans — has been the most difficult team accomplishment to achieve in sports this century.