Just 32 days until basketball season starts! Make sure to keep checking back here at Streaking the Lawn for the 2015 Hoops Countdown!
Now, let's see how the Cavaliers did this week...
-No. 11 ranked Men's Soccer picked up a 3-2 win against a pesky Portland team. Virginia held a comfortable two goal lead that they let slip away in the second half, but a last minute (again!) goal by first year Simon Okoro off of a Paddy Foss free kick (again!) gave Virginia the dramatic win. Sam Hayward assisted Edward Opoku for his first career goal to open the Wahoo scoring, and Foss assisted Marcus Salandy-Defour for his second goal in as many games. For his efforts over the last few games, Foss was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week. Congrats, Paddy! Keep it up.
Next up, Virginia hosts American on Tuesday at 7pm, and then heads to Pitt on Friday to continue their ACC slate.
-Greta Ell and Izzy McDonough, both first years, scored for No.5 Field Hockey to secure a 2-1 win over No.7 Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons scored first, but Virginia retaliated two minutes later to knot it up. McDonough's goal at the 21 minute mark put the Hoos ahead for good. The Cavaliers don't have much easier of a schedule coming up as they face No.12 Liberty and then No.13 Delaware this week.
-Women's Volleyball blanked NC State 3-0 behind 14 kills from Anna Walsh and 13 kills from Haley Kole. Karlie Suber contributed a team-high nine digs in the win. The Hoos are now 12-5 (4-2 ACC), and will play both Boston College and Syracuse this upcoming week.
-No.3 Women's Soccer picked up a pair of ACC victories this week over No.5 Clemson and Wake Forest. Against the Tigers, Virginia got goals from Brittany Ratcliffe and Morgan Reuther while the defense put out a phenomenal performance to hold Clemson scoreless. The Hoos continued their successful roadtrip at Wake, notching their third consecutive shutout behind an Alexis Shaffer goal. Virginia is now 10-1-1, with a 4-1-0 record in conference.
Emily Sonnett was a little worse for the wear after taking a shot to the head against Clemson, but she had a great attitude about it.
Who wore it better? pic.twitter.com/WQdtJEjGZK— Emily Sonnett (@emilysonnett) October 10, 2015
No sweet highlights to share this time, but the wonderful VSTV folks did a great CUE piece on Morgan Brian and Morgan Colaprico, so enjoy that instead!
Next up, the ladies head on the road again, this time north to Boston College. Game is Sunday at 1pm.
-A huge STL congratulations to Danielle Collins for crushing it at the Riviera/ITA All-American tournament, taking home the top title just a month after winning the prize at the Oracle/ITA Masters. Not only did Danielle win the championship, she steamrolled Sinead Lohan (Miami) 6-1, 6-2 in the process. Now a fourth year, Collins was also the NCAA Champion as a second year in the 2013-2014 season.
All American National Singles Champion✅ @ Pacific Palisades, California https://t.co/tOhRttksY9— Danielle Collins (@SweetD137) October 11, 2015
Pretty sure a trophy case is a good bet for a holiday gift. Maybe our Hokie friends have one to spare...
As always, Go Hoos!