The Cavaliers fell in two of three games against the unranked Seminoles, despite strong performances from many of their key players.
Following the administration of 1,488 COVID-19 tests over the past seven days, Virginia’s athletic department reported just one positive test result among student-athletes and staff.
With this win against the Fighting Irish, the Cavaliers hold a 2-2-1 record in overtime games this season.
In two hard-fought matches, Virginia was unable to overcome No. 22 Pittsburgh or No. 18 Georgia Tech on the road.
It was dominant work for the Cavaliers, winners of three straight, as they played complementary and gritty tennis throughout the match.
It was a tight match throughout, but the Cavaliers (4-0, 2-0 ACC) held off a late surge from the Cardinals (2-2, 0-1 ACC) to secure the win.
Following a Florida State loss earlier in the day, the door was open for Virginia to prevail in winning the ACC regular season title.
The Cavaliers (4-1, 0-1 ACC) were throttled by Syracuse, 20-10, in their last outing, and the team looked to build upon that loss against yet another ranked opponent.
It was a jam-packed week for the Cavaliers, as it has been throughout the month of February for all college athletics, as an incredible 16 different sports had some sort of event over the past seven days.
The Cavaliers were electric in every frame and led throughout the entire game, ultimately finishing up by 10.
The Cavaliers (4-4-1, 3-4-1 ACC) took the lead with two early goals at the eight and 11 minute marks before finishing off the Patriots (0-2, 0-0 Atlantic-10) with their third and final goal in the 34th minute.
Saturday’s match was the first collegiate squash match since the 2020 National Individual Championships on March 8, while Sunday’s match was the Cavaliers’ first sweep since their 9-0 win over Dickinson College Feb. 7 of last year.
After dominating the first two matchups of the season against East Carolina and Richmond, the Cavaliers finally received firm opposition, with the Hokies playing disciplined yet effective lacrosse throughout the game.
After a rocky fall season that saw Virginia finish with a 3-4-1 record in ACC-only play, the Cavaliers are set to regroup for the eight-game spring season with sights set on the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia lost its first and only game against James Madison, but rallied and beat George Washington the same day and twice the next.
In over 100 days since its last game, Virginia women’s soccer recorded its ninth win of the season.
This was a big weekend for the Cavaliers as they faced two ranked conference opponents — both of which they defeated by a margin of three.