-Women's Basketball got off to a great 4-0 start to their season after picking up an 86-50 win over Norfolk State, a 69-52 road win at Auburn, and an 81-46 destruction of Longwood. This is the second straight season where the Hoos have started 4-0. Next up, Virginia heads to the Virgin Islands for the Paradise Jam, starting Thursday.
-The Women's Cross Country team finished 15th overall at the NCAA Championships with a score of 386. Third year Cleo Boyd led the Wahoos, finishing in 67th overall. The 15th place finish is the same as their finish last season. The Hoos finished their season as ACC Champions and NCAA Southeast Regional Champs. Congrats!
-Justin Anderson put up 27 points and grabbed five rebounds in his first game for the Texas Legends (Mavs D-League)! Pull Simba back up!!
-Women's Volleyball cruised to a 3-0 victory over NC State and will head into the last two games of the regular season against Pitt and Virginia Tech with an 18-11 (10-8 ACC) record. As the Hoos took the first matchup with the Hokies this season, they have a chance to earn their other half point towards the Commonwealth Clash.
-No.1 ranked Women's Soccer picked up two wins this week to keep rolling in the NCAA Tournament. First, Virginia took down UNC-W 2-0 behind goals from Makenzy Doniak and Alexis Shaffer. Each goal was the 13th of the season for both Doniak and Shaffer.
In the Sweet Sixteen, Virginia defeated No.11 USC, also with a score of 2-0. To mix it up, this time Doniak scored first before Shaffer provided the insurance goal. The Hoos now face Rutgers in Charlottesville on Friday in the NCAA quarterfinals.
-Congratulations to Men's Tennis player Henrik Wiersholm on winning the ITF Pensacola Futures title!
-Virginia Football held on against Duke for a huge 42-34 win on Saturday behind big performances from Matt Johns and Smoke Mizzell. Johns passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns while Smoke scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) with over 100 all purpose yards. Additionally Mizzell set a school record for receptions by a running back (68) in a season, passing the 63 previously held by Alvin Pearman.
The Hoos got off to a quick 21-0 start on some trickeration, a solid drive, and a fumble recovery. Oz found Evan Butts in the end zone to cap off an 80 yard drive to open the scoring, then TJ Thorpe bounced off some defenders to find the end zone on the Cavaliers' subsequent 80 yard drive. A fumble recovery set up Smoke's first score, but Duke returned the next kickoff to make it 21-7.
After that a bunch of stuff happened, and it was definitely not stressful in any way... and then we won. The end. Check out the highlights here:
Next weekend, the Hoos try and have some leftover turkey as the Hokies come to town for Frank Beamer's last game. Kickoff is at noon. Come and be loud, but if you're not, don't sell to a Hokie.
-Tony Bennett and the No.6 Men's Basketball team traveled to South Carolina and emerged as the Charleston Classic Champions after taking down Bradley (82-57), Long Beach State (87-52), and George Mason (83-66).
Yes, those are all scores, and yes, Virginia scored over 80 points in all of them. Virginia averaged 84 points per game over the three game tournament and landed Malcolm Brogdon and London Perrantes on the All-Tournament Team. Perrantes, also named the tournament MVP, shot 68% from the field (62% from three), averaged 14.3 points per game, and finished with a 7 to 1 assist to turnover ratio. Uncle Malcolm Brogdon dropped 21 points in the championship game, and both Perrantes and Mike Tobey finished with double doubles. Additionally, Anthony Gill passed the 1,000 career point mark. Nice job, AG.
Next up, Virginia plays Lehigh at JPJ on Wednesday.
Happy Thanksgiving from Streaking the Lawn!