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Fan criticism rankles Cavaliers

Dan Ellis could think of only one place to escape the scathing boos and hisses that had cascaded down upon him just a few hours earlier in Virginia's first home loss to Duke since 1981: the library. Think again. "I was going to go study, and somebody flicked me off," the Cav quarterback said.


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Vizzuso receives N.J. accolades

Michelle Vizzuso, Virginia assistant field hockey coach and a New Jersey native, was named New Jersey's best field hockey player of the 20th century by the Newark Star-Ledger. Vizzuso has been a member of the United States National Team since 1994 and was the youngest member of the 1998 USA National Field Hockey Senior team that competed in the FIH World Cup in Amsterdam.


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Football searches for answers

The Virginia football team is analyzing every aspect of its play following an overtime loss to Duke that dropped the team's record to .500, marking the first time the Cavs had lost back-to-back home games since 1992. "I don't think we showed up Saturday in the right frame of mind, and I think it took us a half to get going," Cavalier coach George Welsh said.


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Cav field hockey blanks Bulldogs

The Virginia field hockey team held Yale to only five shots and two penalty corners in a stingy defensive effort as it defeated the Bulldogs 5-0 Sunday. On the offensive side of the ball, second-year Jessica Coleman provided the firepower, knocking through consecutive penalty corners and dishing an assist on a Lorraine Vizzuso shot off a corner to establish a 3-0 lead going into the half.


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Say Goodbye to your seven win season

After Saturday's catastrophic loss to Duke in double overtime, many people have written off any chance the Virginia football team has to maintain its streak of consecutive seven-win seasons. An article in the Roanoke Times Monday referred to the seven-win plateau as "the stated goal" of George Welsh and his squad.


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Men's soccer rebounds with victory over Rams

After losing two straight games in the final minutes of play, the Virginia men's soccer team rebounded with a decisive 2-0 win against an athletic Virginia Commonwealth squad Saturday night in Richmond at Sports Backers Stadium in front of a record 1,776 spectators. The No.


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Bedeviled

Duke could lose every game for the remainder of the season, but after Saturday's performance against the Cavaliers, it won't make a difference. The Blue Devils (1-4, 1-1 ACC) outlasted a beleaguered Virginia squad to gain their first victory of the season in dramatic fashion.


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Cav volleyball splits weekend matches

The Virginia volleyball team split a pair of road ACC matches this weekend, defeating Duke 3-0 Friday but falling 3-1 to Wake Forest Saturday evening. The Cavs (11-5, 4-2 ACC) started their weekend on an upbeat note, as Deanna Zwarich's 22 kills led Virginia to a 15-9, 16-14, 15-11 win over the Blue Devils. Just one day later, Deacon outside hitter Trina Maso de Mayo notched a match-high 24 points to help Wake Forest defeat Virginia 15-12, 14-16, 15-6 and 15-13. After tying the match at one game each, the Deacs rallied, burying the Cavs 15-6 in the third set.


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FSU suspends Warrick for theft

Heisman Trophy hopeful Peter Warrick was suspended indefinitely from the Florida State football team yesterday following his arrest on felony theft charges. Warrick and teammate Laveranues Coles allegedly conspired with Dillard's department store clerk Rachel Myrtil and underpaid for clothes at the store by $391. Myrtil was charged with letting Warrick and Coles buy $412.38 worth of clothing for $21.40 Sept.


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Cavaliers face Devils with new attitude

Following Saturday's loss to in-state rival Virginia Tech, the Cavalier football team (3-2, 2-1 ACC) looks to bounce back tomorrow afternoon against Duke (0-4, 0-1) at Scott Stadium. The Blue Devils should provide a good opportunity for the Cavaliers to rebound.