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Monday Motivation: A great week not to be overshadowed by football!

Joe Robbins

Women's volleyball came through strong this week with two wins over ACC foes, defeating Clemson 3-1 before earning the season sweep of Louisville 3-2. The win over the Cardinals moves the Hoos to 8-3 in the ACC, and sends them to the Sunshine State on a high note. Virginia plays Florida State and Miami this coming weekend.

Both men's and women's soccer played in their regular season finales this past week, and both escaped without a loss. Well, the men escaped, the women just kept dominating.

Eric Bird played the hero for the men's team once again, scoring No.21 Virginia's lone goal to earn the tie with No.6 North Carolina. They finish the season 9-5-2 (3-3-2, ACC), and now host Virginia Tech Wednesday, November 5th in Charlottesville for the ACC tournament opener. Get out to the Klock and get loud for your Hoos!

Morgan Brian made her triumphant return to the Wahoos this week after yet another successful jaunt with the US Women's National Team (no biggie). She knocked in two goals (and almost had a third) on senior night against visiting Pitt, helping the No.3 Cavaliers to a 6-1 drubbing of the Panthers. Fellow fourth year Danielle Colaprico scored a goal, while Makenzy Doniak, Alexis Shaffer, and Stephanie Krouskos all notched a score to secure the big win. The victory also preserved Virginia's home win streak, giving them their 29th straight in Charlottesville (longest in the nation!).

The Hoos now face North Carolina in the ACC tournament in Greensboro, NC on Friday, November 7 at 8pm. The game will be televised by ESPN3.

The No. 11 ranked wrestling team opened their season this past weekend, demolishing everyone in their path. The Hoos took victories over Anderson (S.C...not Justin) 33-9, VMI 51-0, and George Mason 34-6.

Finally, the men's and women's cross country teams participated in the ACC championship races this week. The women came in 3rd overall in the 6k race, averaging 20:47.66 with Sarah Falker (second year), Iona Lake (third year), and Morgan Kelly (fourth year) taking 12th through 14th respectively.

The men's team finished 4th overall in the 8k race, averaging 24:04.04 and second year Connor Rog coming in 15th.

Virginia Tech finished 5th and 6th respectively, giving the Hoos more points in the Commonwealth Clash, which we now lead 4.5-0.