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Mistakes, poor execution add up to tough loss

CLEMSON, S.C.--With 6:11 to go in the third quarter and the Tigers holding a gargantuan 33-0 lead, the ABC affiliate in Clemson decided to cut away to the game between Notre Dame and Purdue. It was only then that Virginia succeeded in finding the end zone. That kind of too little, too late success on offense embodied what was a very forgettable day for Virginia football. So what happened exactly?


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Runners start off at Lou Onesty

A young cross-country team embarks on their season tomorrow at the University's Lou Onesty Invitational at Darden Towne Park. Regional rivals William & Mary and James Madison are expected to field strong teams in the Cavaliers' only home meet this season. Aside from two third years on the women's team, and one fifth year and three third years on the men's team, the team is comprised of first and second years. On the men's side, top runners third-year Bob Thiele, fifth-year Damond Cromer and second-year transfer Justin Wood will not be competing.


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Trout swallows up Appalachian State

Led by Ryan Trout's four goals, the Virginia men's soccer team avenged Sunday's loss with an 8-1 thrashing of a helpless Appalachian State squad in front of 1,038 spectators at Klockner Stadium last night. Trout, a third-year forward, tied the Cavalier record for goals in a single game by registering four goals on seven shots.


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Mountaineers await hungry soccer squad

After a disappointing 3-2 loss to Gonzaga Sunday afternoon at Klockner Stadium, the Virginia men's soccer team looks to rebound against Appalachian State this evening. "We are going to be totally business from here on out," midfielder Ryan Trout said.


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Braver than the average man:

If the kick were just a few feet shorter, the latest chapter in the saga of Todd Braverman's Virginia career could have been entitled "Gone with the Wind." Thankfully for the third-year kicker and for the Cavalier fans, the plot took a bit of a twist. When Braverman's 50-yard, wind-aided field goal cleared the crossbar with 27 seconds left to beat North Carolina, all of the misfortune of the third year's roller-coaster career virtually was erased. "It's very redeeming," Braverman said.


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Gridiron trio grabs ACC awards

Thomas Jones, Todd Braverman and Chris Williams each garnered honors from the ACC for their part in Saturday's 20-17 victory over North Carolina. After carrying the ball 35 times for 149 yards and one touchdown, Jones was named the Offensive Back of the Week. Braverman, who nailed a 50-yard field goal in the final minute of the game to lift Virginia to the victory, received a nod as Specialist of the Week for his late-game heroics.


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Eight is great for Virginia sports

For those who did not believe that the University produces one of the nation's finest blends of student and athlete, the latest issue of The Sporting News provides yet another reason to be proud to be a Cavalier. Virginia was ranked No.


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Women's soccer flies through No.3-ranked Pilots

With a final score of 2-0, the No. 18 Virginia women's soccer team (1-1) defeated No. 3 Portland (1-1) Sunday, with goals by third-year midfielder Katie Tracy and fourth-year forward Jill Maxwell. In the seventh minute, Tracy regained control of a misplayed clear and knocked the ball past the Pilot goalkeeper into the upper left hand corner. In the 53rd minute, Maxwell seized the opportunity of second-year forward Darci Borski's deflected shot and scored to give Virginia a 2-0 lead. The Pilots outshot the Cavaliers 11-4 in the first half and 8-6 in the second but Virginia obtained four corner kicks in the first half and third-year goalie Julie Maxwell had three saves overall to protect the Cavaliers' 2-0 shutout. Virginia travels to play James Madison Thursday at 7 p.m.