A lot happened over the past week as the overlap between the winter and spring sports continued.
The no. 1 ranked baseball team opened their season and grabbed two lopsided wins over VMI (12-0) and UNC-Wilmington (7-2).
The no. 12 ranked wrestling squad destroyed George Mason 34-3.
Women's basketball trounced Virginia Tech (yay!) 80-64, which is just always fun. Redshirt senior Lexie Gerson came to a realization post game that should make every Wahoo smile:
It just occurred to me that I can now say I am 10-0 in my 5 years at UVA against VTech. Always proud to wear Virginia across my chest!! #UVA— Lexie Gerson (@Ballinjew14) February 17, 2014
Men's lacrosse continued their "let's give everyone heart attacks by week five" campaign, winning yet another one goal game, this time over Drexel. The Dragons are always a tough team to take out, especially in Philly. Matt Barrett had 16 saves (a career high), and Mark Cockerton (2g, 2a) scored both the game tying and game winning goals.
Our very own Paul Wiley summed up the first three games pretty succinctly:
The 2014 #UVa lacrosse season: brought to you by Mylanta, Tums, Pepto Bismol and Squeez-a-lotz StressBallz™— Paul Wiley (@PWiley87) February 16, 2014
In "oh crap the ranked basketball team keeps winning" news, the no. 17 ranked basketball kept winning.
On Monday, the Hoos hosted the Maryland Terrapins in what was the last ever conference matchup between the two at John Paul Jones. Although the game time was delayed (THANKS, OBAMA), the effort of the Hoos definitely was not, and Virginia emerged victorious with a final score of 61-53.
Let's take another look at this epic defensive to offensive explosion:
Justin Anderson was more excited about the Joey Hoops (#swoon) end of the play.
Forget my block! I just heard Joey broke Mike Scott's Scoring record on that big shot in transition! Congrats big bro!— Justin Anderson (@JusAnderson1) February 11, 2014
If possible, the guy in the lower left of this picture appears to be the most stoked about anyone, though.
The victory over Maryland pushed the Hoos to 11-1, and nothing is better to wake up to than some much deserved credit online.
Great headline on @SportsCenter this am "Virginia is for Winners"— Kimberly Diaz (@KimberlyDiaz1) February 11, 2014
Saturday, Virginia traveled to Littlejohn Coliseum, a place the Cavaliers hadn't won since this display in 2007:
Remember Adrian Joseph? Man, he was one of my faves.
The Hoos played a see-saw match with
K.J. McDaniels the Tigers, but pulled away behind 16 points from Harris, 14 from Malcolm Brogdon and Mike Tobey (welcome back, Mike!), and 12 from Anthony Gill.
Brogdon has now had 13 straight games in double-digits, which is every ACC matchup and just incredible.
Death. Taxes. Malcolm Brogdon scoring in double figures.— EmbraceThePace (@EmbracePaceUVA) February 15, 2014
Now at 12-1, the Hoos are getting more and more attention, and from some new supporters.
Another ACC win for UVA basketball vs. Clemson. #WaHooWa!— Tiki Barber (@TikiBarber) February 15, 2014
Virginia moves to 12-1 in ACC play with solid road win at Clemson. Love the Cavaliers' balance. Four different players score in dbl-figures.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 15, 2014
This week, men's basketball travels to Virginia Tech on Tuesday at 9pm, and baseball opens their home schedule with games against William and Mary on Tuesday, and opens a three game series with ECU on Friday. Saturday, 22 February is going to be epic for Wahoo fans with baseball (vs. ECU) at 1pm, men's basketball (vs. Notre Dame) at 2pm, and men's lacrosse (vs. Rutgers) at 5pm. Put your orange and blue on and get loud.