After a 16-14 season in 2012-2013, the Virginia Cavaliers Women's Basketball team was looking to improve their lot in the 2013-2014 season. Coach Boyle's squad lost China Crosby (6.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Simone Egwu (6.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg), Telia McCall (8.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg), and Erinn Thompson (out with injury) to graduation, but gained a handful of promising first years.
The season didn't start out well with a 46-63 loss at James Madison (don't freak out, don't freak out), but the team won seven of the next 12 to go into their ACC schedule. With their record standing at 7-6, the Hoos dropped the ACC season opener against Pittsburgh in a 79-72 heart breaker.
Virginia bounced back with an always clutch win over rival Virginia Tech, bouncing back from a 17 point deficit to win 67-60. Ataira Franklin led all UVa. scorers with 23 points while Sarah Imovbioh nabbed 14 rebounds.
From that point, the Hoos basically alternated wins and losses, ending the regular season 13-16 with a loss at Florida State. The Cavaliers did take down Virginia Tech a second time, and added a victory over Maryland to boot. In the ACC tournament, Virginia dispatched Boston College before Georgia Tech eked out a win 77-76 in the second round.
Overall, the Hoos finished 14-17 (6-10 ACC). Franklin led the team with 13.8 points per game, with Sarah Imovbioh right behind her at 12.3 per game. Imovbioh also led the team in rebounding with 8.2 per game. Fourth year Lexie Gerson earned herself a spot on the All-ACC Academic team.
Although the 2013-2014 season wasn't what Virginia fans had hoped for, Imovbioh and Faith Randolph (11.8 ppg) return to help build the Cavaliers back up. Get out to some games and show the ladies your support!