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Monday Motivation: Football gets their first win of the season

Soccer stays undefeated as football picks up their first win and Virginia keeps dominating in tennis.

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

A win is a win, y'all. Let's get to it.

Rapid Fire

-No.6 Men's Soccer grabbed a couple of wins this week over JMU (2-0) and No.20 NC State (1-0). The Hoos stayed unbeaten on the season as their record improved to 4-0-2. Against JMU, Virginia got goals from Jake Rozhansky and first year Jean-Christophe Koffi (check out the dance moves below). Friday, Virginia blanked the Wolfpack behind another Rozhansky score in a defensive (surprise!) battle on the pitch. The two teams combined for just seven shots, and Wahoo keeper Jeff Caldwell recorded one save. Coach Gelnovatch and his team head to Richmond to play VCU tonight.

-Women's Volleyball blanked UMBC 3-0, notching career win number 50 for head coach Dennis Hohenshelt. The Hoos followed up the shutout with a 3-2 win over American University.

-Women's Tennis player Danielle Collins, a fourth year and former NCAA singles champ, won the inaugural Oracle/ITA Masters Championship. Collins defeated Hayley Carter of UNC for the title. On the men's side, the duo of Ryan Shane and Luca Corinteli won the doubles title.

-No.4 Field Hockey remained undefeated with a 4-2 win over Duke. Third year Riley Tata scored two of Virginia's four goals, with all four scores coming in the first half. The Hoos are one of five remaining undefeated teams in the country, and will put their perfect streak on the line tonight against William and Mary.

HOO-mongous Wins

-The top-ranked Women's Soccer team cruised to victory over ACC foe Syracuse, 5-0. Goals were scored by Kristen McNabb (two goals), Makenzy Doniak, Brittany Ratcliffe, and Alexis Shaffer as the Cavaliers outshot the Orange 20-1. The win gave Virginia a good start to their ACC play, and helped them remain undefeated on the season with a record of 7-0-1. The ladies have a huge test Thursday at 7pm as they host No.3 Notre Dame. Former Wahoo Morgan Brian and Danielle Colaprico will be on hand to sign autographs.

-Football got its first win of the season in a nail-biter against in-state rival William and Mary, 35-29. Matt Johns threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, and Maurice Canaday returned a punt for a touchdown (the first since 2004...sheesh). Jordan Ellis made the most of his first career carry, bouncing off some defenders, evading a couple more, and rushing 39 yards for the touchdown. Canaan Severin had another fantastic performance with 53 yards and a highlight reel touchdown, while Smoke Mizzell pulled in 123 yards receiving, including an 80 yard touchdown play.

I mean for real... check this out.

Next up, the Hoos host Boise State on Friday night. TJ Thorpe, who saw limited time against the Tribe after breaking his clavicle in preseason, is expected to play significant time.