Led by a record-breaking performance from senior middle blocker Deanna Zwarich, the Cavalier women's volleyball team ended a four-match losing streak by squeezing out a three-hour 3-2 win against Duke. The Cavs (5-6, 1-0 ACC) had to rally to take the last two games after the Blue Devils (9-4, 0-1) grabbed a 2-1 lead. "We started out well and then relaxed a little bit in the second and third games," Zwarich said.
I know most of you Wahoos are kidding - or at least I hope you are - when you brand Ed Moses a loser because he is not bringing an individual gold home from Sydney.
The Virginia men's golf team was in the lead through 36 holes of play at the Coca-Cola Tennessee Tournament of Champions, but Louisiana State grabbed the lead in yesterday's final round, relegating the Cavs to second. The Cavaliers shot an eight-under par 856, while the Tigers won with a 13-under 851. Cav senior Cameron Yancey led the field in individual competition before yesterday's round, but he finished in sixth with a four-under 212.
The No. 7 Virginia field hockey team fell 3-1 to No. 2 North Carolina Sunday afternoon at Chapel Hill's East Henry Stadium. After just six minutes, the Tar Heels (6-1) had two goals.
While looking ahead to Saturday's game against Clemson, Virginia football coach George Welsh also took time to reflect on his team's performance against Duke yesterday. Welsh heaped praise on senior quarterback Dan Ellis, who threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns Saturday, both season highs. "He's making quicker decisions," Welsh said.
DURHAM, N.C.-After a year handing off to Thomas Jones, quarterback Dan Ellis expects opposing defenses to devote an exorbitant amount of energy to stopping the Virginia running game.
Early yesterday morning, U.S. swimmer Ed Moses was half a world away, applying the finishing strokes to a performance that earned him an Olympic silver medal in the men's 100-meter breaststroke. Moses, a third-year College student who swam for the Cavaliers for two seasons, finished in 1 minute, 0.73 seconds, only 27 hundredths of a second behind Italy's Domenico Fioravanti.
After posting successful seasons in the spring, Virginia tennis players Brian Vahaly and Huntley Montgomery earned national collegiate preseason rankings for the 2000-01 season. Vahaly is ranked third in the nation for singles and Montgomery is 27th.