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Monday Motivation: Swimming Wins Big

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Both the Men's and Women's Swim and Dive teams got wins over Notre Dame, and wrestling takes down an in-state foe.

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Luckily for all of us, Virginia isn't playing basketball on the road at a 'Tech' the rest of the season.

Let's get to the wins.

Rapid Fire

-The Women's Basketball team rallied to take down Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, 52-50. Down seven in the fourth quarter, the Hoos dug deep and got two game winning free throws from Breyana Mason to secure the victory. With Faith Randolph out due to a broken thumb, Mikayla Venson had 20 points to lead Virginia, her fifth 20 point game of the season. Next up, the Hoos take on Louisville at JPJ on Thursday at 7pm.

-No.16 Wrestling demolished VMI 35-7 at a neutral site meet in Richmond behind strong performances from George DiCamillo and Fox Baldwin (favorite UVA name of the week). DiCamillo, ranked fifth nationally, got the first win for the Hoos, starting the wrestling equivalent of a 'Cavalanche' as the good guys won the next three straight. Virginia won eight of 10 matches to secure the victory. Next up, the Hoos face NC State Sunday in their first ACC test.

-Former UVA and current US Women's National Team soccer superstar, Becky Sauerbrunn, was named one of the new captains by Head Coach Jill Ellis. Carli Lloyd will join Sauerbrunn as a team captain. She is one of four Cavaliers on the team along with Morgan Brian, Emily Sonnett, and Danielle Colaprico. #footballschool

HOO-mongous Win

-Swimming and Diving crushed Notre Dame on Senior Day, winning 13 of 18 events, with the women's team winning all nine of their events. The women's team, ranked No.1 in the country, started off the meet with an AFC record in the 200m medley with Courtney Bartholomew, Laura Simon, Ellen Thomas, and Caitlin Cooper finishing with a time of 1:39.49. The Cavaliers went 1-2-3 in the 1,000 free, 200 free, 50 free, and 200 breast races.

The No.21 men's team also won the 200m medley, just beating Notre Dame 1:30.05-1:30.50, and swept the 1,000 free. Austin Quinn won the 200 free and Zach Fong touched first in the 400 IM to help the Hoos get the overall victory. Virginia is back in action next week as they travel to face Virginia Tech and Towson.

Go Hoos!