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Monday Motivation: A Halloween week filled with treats

Virginia cleaned up with wins over Halloween week.

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I hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween! Let's check out the week of treats (and there are A LOT)!

Rapid Fire

-Makenzy Doniak and the top-ranked Wahoos went HAM on NC State in soccer this week, scoring four first half goals en route to a 7-1 victory over the Wolfpack. Doniak's four scores were a school record for goals in a game. Virginia also got goals from Morgan Reuter, Annaugh Madsen, and Christiana Sullivan. The scores were the first career goals for Madsen and Sullivan.

Pittsburgh also felt the wrath of the Hoos as the Panthers were demolished 6-0 this weekend. Alexis Shaffer and Betsy Brandon each scored two goals in the game. Virginia finished the regular season 15-1-1 (9-1-0 ACC). Not surprisingly, Virginia is the top seed of the ACC tournament, which starts this Friday.

-No.7 Women's Field Hockey closed out the regular season with a 2-0 win over JMU. Tara Vittese scored both goals for the Wahoos. Virginia finished the regular season 13-4 (3-3 ACC), and play host to the ACC tournament this week as the No.4 seed. The Hoos play in the first game of the tournament, taking on Duke at the blue turf at 11am on Thursday, 5 November. Good luck, ladies!

-No.13 Men's Soccer played to a 0-0 tie with No.5 North Carolina to end their regular season, finishing 9-3-3 (4-2-2 ACC). Virginia is the No.5 seed in the tournament and will travel to South Bend to take on Notre Dame Sunday.

-Former Wahoo Eli Harold recovered his first career fumble today in the NFL in his game against the St. Louis Rams. Congrats, Eli!

-Women's Swimming and Diving picked up two wins over Big 10 foes Michigan and Penn State. The men's team also defeated Penn State.

-At their season-opening meet, the Clarion Open, the reigning ACC Champion Men's Wrestling team claimed six championships. The Hoos won the prize in the 125, 133, 149, 157, 174, and 197 weight classes.

-The Women's Rowing team won the Princeton Chase, just squeaking ahead of an Ivy trio (Brown, Yale, and Princeton) in the Varsity 8 race.

HOO-mongous Wins

-Virginia pulled off a huge win on Saturday over Paul Johnson and the fighting Triple Options, 27-21. The Hoos had a ridiculous day defensively, holding Georgia Tech to just 144 yards rushing, which is well under their average. For the Hoos, the quad of Albert Reid, Oz, Daniel Hamm, and Smoke Mizzell combined for the majority of Virginia's 233 rushing yards. Hamm and Reid each found paydirt on the ground, and a Johns-to-Severin connection put the Hoos ahead for good in the third quarter. The crowd was small, but loud, and it was honestly a fun football Saturday. Virginia travels to Miami next weekend, looking to keep their bowl hopes alive down the stretch.

-The Hoos have their first ACC Championship of the 2015-2016 season courtesy of an awesome performance by the No.7 Women's Cross Country team. The title was their first since the Hoos won back to back in 1981-1982. Virginia was trailing NC State going into the final event, but beat out the Wolfpack to secure the victory. The Hoos had four runners make the All-ACC Team, led by Cleo Boyd. Congrats, Hoos, and here's to hoping they're the first of many titles this season!

Eleven days until basketball! GO HOOS!