Saturday Showdown Features Seven Cavalier Squads in Action

Virginia lacrosse is just one of seven teams in competition today, as they continue their road to defending their national championship.

Seven teams are in action today for the Virginia Cavaliers, including the No. 25 men's basketball team against No. 7 North Carolina. Two of those teams are competing in their respective ACC Championships.

Men's basketball faces the daunting task of avenging their first double-digit loss of the season to North Carolina earlier this month at Chapel Hill. The Hoos, 21-6, 8-5 ACC, are still looking to secure a spot in the NCAA Tournament and get themselves off the dreaded bubble. We'll need big nights from Seniors Mike Scott and Sammy Zeglinski, neither of whom have ever beaten North Carolina at JPJA (the Heels are the only team to be undefeated at the new arena, 3-0).

The baseball team is looking to build on yesterday's 18-4 offensive explosion against Monmouth for game two of the series in Charlottesville. In case you missed it yesterday, Will previewed the series over here.

Men's lacrosse faces Stony Brook today, a team they narrowly defeated last year, 11-10 in overtime. However, Stony Brook lost some major players to graduation and hasn't found the right guys to fill in those roles yet. Dom Starsia, who is now the highest paid college lacrosse coach in the country, along with Denver's Bill Tierney, and company are looking to stay undefeated this year on their road to defending their national championship.

Virginia softball is having one fine season so far, as the Hoos improved to 8-2 last night with two wins over Ohio, 9-2 and 7-6. Today is Day Two of the UVa Invitational, and the Cavs face Colgate at 10:00 am. and St. Joseph's at 12:30 p.m. in Charlottesville.

In track & field, the Virginia men moved into a tie for second place yesterday in the ACC Championships behind a 1-2-3 sweep of the 5,000 meters. The women, behind a gold place finish by Pearl Bickersteth in the high jump, currently sit in seventh place. You can watch live coverage of the event from noon to 4:00 p.m. at theACC.com.

Men's swimming continues Day Four of the ACC Championships today. The Hoos moved into first place yesterday with a complete sweep of the 200 freestyle, with 406 points. North Carolina sits in second with 394 points, while Virginia Tech is on their heels (see what I did there?) with 387.5 points.

Women's tennis is in Alabama this weekend for the Blue/Gray Classic. Yesterday's opening day was rained out, so top-seeded Virginia will play Auburn today at 11:00 a.m., followed by either Arizona or SMU in either a semifinal or consolation match at 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy this Super Saturday, and Go HOOS!

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