With only one meet left before the ACC championships, the Virginia swimming and diving teams added one more school to their lengthy list of victims this season. On Saturday the men's team (6-1, 3-1 ACC) raced past Villanova for a final score of 132-87 and the women's squad (7-0, 4-0 ACC) followed in similar fashion, winning 123-90. Virginia started off strong as the women's 200-yard medley relay teams claimed first, second and third place in the first event.
After the final buzzer sounded, closing out Virginia's 61-49 victory over Duke to attain sole possession of first place in the ACC, Coach Debbie Ryan and the Cavaliers assembled at center court for a huddle.
The women's basketball game Sunday between Virginia and Duke at University Hall was billed as a battle for first place in the ACC, with both teams sharing identical 7-1 Conference records. And battle they did, en route to a 61-42 triumph over the Blue Devils. The No.
The Virginia men's basketball team kicks off a four-game road trip Super Bowl Sunday, as they travel to Winston-Salem, N.C., to face Wake Forest at 1 p.m. The surging Cavaliers (14-5, 4-2 ACC), winners of their last four games, are meeting a Demon Deacon squad (11-7, 2-4) that has been struggling recently.
Virginia lacrosse fourth-years Amy Fromal, Ashley Widger and Stephy Samaras earned preseason LaxPower All-American honors Monday, seven months after guiding the Cavaliers to the NCAA finals against Maryland. Fromal and Widger, both Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association first-team All-Americans last season, made the preseason first team, while Samaras garnered an honorable mention. Fromal, who plays primarily defensive wing, scored the game-winning goal against Duke in the NCAA semifinals.
In a matchup of two surprisingly top-ranked ACC teams, Virginia took control during the final five minutes of last night's game in University Hall, earning a 86-81 victory over the Seminoles. Clutch foul shooting, intense defense and timely scoring allowed the Cavaliers to win their fourth Conference game, matching last season's ACC victory total. Donald Hand scored a game-high 28 points for Virginia (14-5, 4-2 ACC) while junior college transfer Stephane Dondon had a breakthrough game, coming off the bench and tallying 14 points on five of six from the floor. "Coach has been telling me to just relax and play my game, and it did happen" last night, Dondon said. Florida State (8-9, 3-3) led with just under five minutes remaining after Ron Hale, who posted 26 points and eight rebounds, gave the Seminoles a 69-67 lead.
Now that he's firmly ensconced as the grand poobah of the Washington Wizards, Michael Jordan won't be returning to the NBA anytime soon.
With all the fuss surrounding the talented Cavalier newcomers -- including a scintillating pure point guard from the Bronx -- incumbent floor general Donald Hand was almost lost in the shuffle.
Florida State senior forward Damous Anderson and Maryland freshman forward Tahj Holden received recognition from the ACC after notching career bests in victories last week. Anderson, named ACC Player of the Week, scored 24 points in a Seminole loss at Georgia Tech and a career-high 25 in FSU's upset of then-21st-ranked North Carolina Saturday.
RICHMOND--All right, everyone off the bandwagon. Maybe it was the six-day layoff. Maybe it was the chill that hung over the ice hockey/basketball floor of the Richmond Coliseum.
RICHMOND--This time, when the game reached overtime, the Cavaliers got it right. The Virginia men's basketball team overcame a frenzied charge by Virginia Tech and emerged with a hard-fought 71-66 victory over a very determined squad of Hokies last night at the Richmond Coliseum.