This week's column is dedicated to Cav Dog, the beautiful pup of Dean J. Cav Dog was a staple around Grounds, bringing unbelievable cuteness and happiness to students and staff alike. We here at Streaking the Lawn offer our condolences to those that loved Cav Dog, and know that he enriched the lives of everyone he came into contact with. May your life be filled with orange and blue bowties, chew toys, and open fields.
Let's get to the wins.
-Virginia Basketball's first official practice took place Friday, which means it's almost the best time of the year. Enjoy, fans, because it's close. Additionally, Richmond Times-Dispatch's Mike Barber revealed that Tony Bennett and the Hoos may be a little more run-and-gun this year. What?!
-This week in Schadenfreude, Virginia Tech fell to Pittsburgh in Blacksburg, churning out an impressive nine total rush yards and 100 yards of total offense. Yes, that says nine rushing yards. Nine. Single digits.
-The No.4 Women's Field Hockey team took down Richmond 4-1 with four different scorers finding the goal. Tara Vittese, Nadine de Koning, Izzy McDonough, and Greta Ell all notched scores for the Wahoos in the win over the Spiders. The victory pushes Virginia to 9-2 (2-2 ACC) on the season and the Cavaliers head to No.9 Wake Forest Friday.
-Women's Volleyball took down Pitt 3-1 before taking out Virginia Tech with the same score to give the Hoos a good start in the Commonwealth Clash. Against Virginia Tech, first year Anna Walsh led the way with 15 kills, and third year Haley Kole had an outstanding day with 13 kills and 13 digs. The Hoos now have a 3-1 ACC record to start out conference play. Big shout out to the fans for packing Mem Gym in a sell out for the Virginia Tech matchup!
-Men's soccer played a ridiculous game against Louisville in the pouring rain and howling wind this week, highlighted by some shenanigans. Marcus Salandy-Defour opened the scoring in his first game after missing the entire 2014 season and the beginning of 2015 with injuries. Second half belonged to Paddy Foss with two ridiculous goals that escalated in ridiculousness. First, Foss got a little wind assistance on a free kick from outside the box that curved beautifully inside the left post.
With just a couple minutes of play left, Foss set up for a free kick from midfield. Like, literally midfield. The high arcing kick seemed at first to be benign, but dropped just between a panicking Louisville goalie and the crossbar to give the Hoos a 3-2 lead.
Check out the full highlights here:
The kick was picked up by a lot of outlets, including USA Today's For the Win and ESPN.
When you score a free kick ... and it's from midfield ... and it's the game-winner. WATCH: http://t.co/T7FBmSR9NO— ESPN (@espn) October 3, 2015
Virginia is now 6-1-2 overall (2-1-1 ACC), and will play host to Portland tonight.