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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.


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Trout proves crucial catch for Cav soccer

When teams take the field against the Virginia men's soccer squad they tend to focus on third-year preseason All-American Ryan Trout...even though he won't tell you that. "It's not anybody's team this year," Trout said.


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Gonzaga prevents tourney sweep

The Gonzaga men's basketball team was one of the big underdog stories of the NCAA Tournament. And Sunday, Gonzaga filled a similar giant-killer role, upsetting the No.


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Volleyball's Cup runneth over after 3-0 weekend

The Virginia volleyball team started its match against Alabama Saturday night as if the Cavs had somewhere important to be that evening. In the final game of the annual Jefferson Cup Tournament, hosted by the Cavaliers, coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton's squad jumped out to a commanding 8-0 lead in the first game.


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Football looks to curtail Curry, Heels

The answers to nine months of off-season uncertainty will be revealed tomorrow when Virginia and North Carolina kick off the South's most played football rivalry in Chapel Hill. Coach George Welsh is cautious in describing his team's first game.


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Volleyball hosts three unknowns in tourney

After capturing their first victory of the 1999 season against Virginia Tech Wednesday night, the Virginia volleyball team prepares to host the annual Jefferson Cup Tournament this weekend at University Hall. The Cavaliers will play a total of three games in the tournament, facing Ohio today and both Furman and Alabama tomorrow. "The Jefferson Cup is also is a 'come out and show everything we got' series," middle blocker Deanna Zwarich said.


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Rivalry renews in volleyball opener

Season after season, the Virginia women's volleyball team wallowed in obscurity. Before the arrival of coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton, the team was a perennial basement dweller in the ACC.