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Softball shakes off rough start

While many Virginia students are looking forward to getting out of Charlottesville for Spring Break, the Cavalier softball team is looking forward to coming back to town. As they return home from a slew of rigorous road games to make their home debut in the Cavalier Classic this weekend, the Cavs believe they can still capture the Conference title after reaching the ACC Tournament Finals last year. Though the numbers might not reflect it - after 13 games the squad has a 2-11 record - this year's team is packed with a group of high-powered veterans and six hard-hitting newcomers capable of turning things around. "We're a little disappointed [that] we've started out slow, even though we know we've played some really tough games," Virginia Coach Cheryl Sprangel said.

Baseball ties ODU

The moon was nearly full and the sky was mostly dark as the Virginia baseball team tried to squint its way to victory against Old Dominion in yesterday's home opener.

Cav men shoot by Wolfpack in ACC

Don't call it a comeback, just call it coming home. After dropping three consecutive away games, the Virginia men's basketball team returned to University Hall Saturday night ready to plays with home-court advantage against N.C.

Moses parts waters for Virginia

For many Cavalier sports fans it was a thrill to support tailback Thomas Jones as he sprinted his way into the national spotlight this fall and finally gained some recognition outside the state of Virginia. But now, with his departure this spring, Virginia fans should be looking for another deserving athlete to cheer to the top.

Virginia swimmers cruise past Wildcats

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.

Field hockey falls in ACC semis

The road to an ACC Championship was cut short for the Virginia field hockey team this weekend, when the Cavaliers were knocked off by Maryland 2-0 Friday in the semifinals of the Conference Tournament, held in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Cavs (13-7) started the tourney off strong, with a 2-0 victory over the fifth-seeded Blue Devils Thursday afternoon in the play-in game. Forward Meredith Elwell struck first, slipping a hard shot past Duke goalkeeper Jenn Robb to put the Cavs on the board with 8:59 left in the first.

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