The Virginia softball team split a doubleheader against Campbell yesterday at The Park. After falling 3-2 in the first game, Cav senior Chrissy Quinn tossed a three-hit shutout in a 5-0 Cavalier victory. Quinn allowed three singles, struck out 10 and walked only one to earn her seventh victory.
This weekend I had an interesting idea for a new soap opera. It went something like this: Trapped in paradise, 50-some-odd anonymous white men, most stricken with pattern baldness and Gus Burger guts, a boy wonder named Tiger and a Fiji native exorcise life's frustrations by beating a little white ball senseless. I could already hear the cash register cha-chinging.
Freshman heavyweight wrestler Josh Etu took first place in both the University Greco-Roman and University Freestyle Championships at the 2000 University National Championships last weekend. By defeating Oregon State's Andy Bowlby, a top-10 Olympic prospect, for the Greco-Roman title, Etu became the first wrestler in Virginia history to win the University National Championships. Etu went on to best Ohio All-American Tim Courtad to take the freestyle title. Overall, Etu went 3-0 in Greco-Roman competition and 5-0 in freestyle matches in the tournament held at Northwestern University.
A year ago, I had the pleasure of watching a very exciting college tennis match between Virginia sophomore Brian Vahaly, the No.
Now 12 games into the season, the Virginia women's lacrosse team is off to a fresh start. Before Saturday's win over Duke, the Cavs were 0-4 against top-10 teams and were left feeling that something was missing in their season.
After strong ACC and NCAA Tournament runs last year, Virginia men's soccer successfully courted and signed newcomers Alecko Eskandarian, Ryan Kelly, Jake LeBlanc and Matt Oliver for the 2000 season. Eskandarian, Kelly and LeBlanc will strengthen the midfield and forward positions, while Oliver will solidify the defense. Eskandarian and Kelly both honed their scoring skills playing high school soccer in New Jersey.
The No. 24 Virginia men's golf team won its first team title of the season over the weekend, edging East Tennessee State by two strokes in the Furman Intercollegiate competition in Greenville, S.C. Virginia senior James Driscoll tied Maryland's Keith Unikel for the tournament lead at seven under par (209) but lost on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
The final hour is drawing nigh for this columnist. With the month of April now well underway and my thesis due date approaching all too rapidly, my ever-dwindling career at The Cavalier Daily has been reduced to a mere three columns. Keeping that in mind, I've taken some time this week to reflect on the past year.
The phrase "defending champions" is especially appropriate for the 2000 Virginia men's lacrosse team, a squad that is making a strong run at another national title using a tough, experienced core of defensemen. "We have an experienced group," Cavalier coach Dom Starsia said.
DURHAM, N.C-On a cold, windy, rainy day at Koskinen Stadium, the sun broke through the cloudy sky just long enough to shine on Virginia senior midfielder Amy Fromal as she scored the game-winning goal in the closing minutes against the No.
DURHAM, N.C.-After surrendering only two earned runs in eight innings Saturday at Duke, Kevin Shrout, Virginia baseball's 6-foot-2 righthander, said his team is talented enough to win 35 games. But then come the conditionals: only if the offense can play like it did in two drubbings of the Blue Devils; only if the pitching staff can last well into the late innings; and only if the team can stay consistent. Virginia v.
The Virginia women's tennis team split a pair of ACC matches at home this weekend, losing to Duke Saturday before beating North Carolina yesterday to earn coach Phil Rogers his 200th career victory in his 18th year at the Cav helm. The Cavaliers (12-8, 2-4 ACC) fell to the No.
The Virginia baseball team heads off to Durham, N.C. today looking to return to the win column against struggling Duke. The enigmatic Cavaliers (15-18-1, 3-6 ACC) have been on a roller coaster ride in the past two weeks.