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Cavaliers suffer 3-0 loss to Florida State

As the Virginia women's volleyball team took the court Sunday before an emotional Senior Day crowd recognizing seniors Simona Kuipers and Kiersten Kaufman, the Cavaliers looked to end a five-match losing streak with an upset of Florida State. Despite solid early play, however, the Cavaliers (7-22, 1-12 ACC) were unable to capitalize on their chances and were swept by the Seminoles, 3-0 (30-24, 30-13, 30-25). With the win, Florida State (18-8, 9-3) moves into a tie for second place in the ACC, while the Cavaliers must look to their last three regular season games to secure the eighth seed in the conference tournament. "We wanted to approach this match playing all out, having a good time, and trying to improve on what we do," Virginia Coach Melissa Aldrich Shelton said.

Despite passion, Cavs falls hard to Hoyas

As the Virginia women's volleyball team reports for practice this afternoon, there will no doubt be tinges of disappointment over the host Cavaliers' third-place showing at the Jefferson Cup Tournament this weekend.

Season success halted at NCAAs

For the first three months of their season, the Virginia men's soccer team was unstoppable. Backed by a dominating defense that recorded 11 shutouts, the Cavaliers ran through conference opponents seemingly at will, overcoming every challenge en route to a 16-0-1 regular season record. After two early postseason losses, however, the Cavaliers saw their championship dreams evaporate in the conclusion to a season that, while in many ways exceptional, failed to live up to lofty expectations. Despite Virginia's second-round exit from the NCAA Tournament after losing to Seton Hall, 1-0, at home on Nov.

Cavs end disappointing season, look ahead to future

After an uneven regular season in which a seven-match losing streak gave way to marked improvements, the Virginia volleyball team entered last weekend's ACC tournament looking to make a run for postseason glory. Entering as the eighth seed, the Cavaliers (8-18) got off to a quick start on Thursday night, sweeping ninth-seeded N.C.

Cavs look to step up, spike ACC foes

As the Virginia women's volleyball team begins play in the ACC tournament in Tallahassee, Fla., tonight, thoughts of the regular season's missed opportunities and inconsistencies will be left behind.

Virginia comes up short against Tigers

The Virginia volleyball team fell Saturday night in five hard-fought games to ACC rival Clemson, 3-2 (30-27, 20-30, 30-25, 27-30, 15-8), before a raucous senior night crowd at University Hall by displaying the frustrating mixture of brilliance and inconsistency that has marked its entire season. Despite season-best performances from outside hitter Andrea Fischer - Virginia's lone departing player - and freshman middle Alexis Geocaris, the Cavaliers again saw their nerves betray them in the clutch.

Virginia hopes to finish off season strong

As it begins its final home stand of the season against Georgia Tech tonight, the Virginia volleyball team will be looking to gather wins and momentum before heading into next week's ACC tournament.

Cavaliers Rediscover Old Magic

Over the last two decades, the Virginia men's soccer program has established itself among the upper echelon of collegiate sports.

Silent Synan: Cavaliers' Young Gun

Although other members of the Virginia volleyball team may have flashier personalities or a more vocal presence, few have received more praise recently than sophomore outside hitter Katie Synan. "Katie is a person that won't say much, but she'll do her job," senior outside hitter and co-captain Jenny Harmon said.

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