Happy Monday, my dear Wahoos! While we were enjoying our bye from football, current and former Cavaliers spent the week being awesome. Let’s get to it.
-It’s only preseason NBA, but Justin Anderson is already doing Simba-y things.
Saturday, Anderson’s Mavericks took on Malcolm Brogdon’s Milwaukee Bucks, and both Cavaliers were productive with Anderson scoring nine points with five rebounds and an assist and Brogs dishing out six assists with one rebound, one block, and four points.
Check out this gorgeous dish from Brogdon to fellow rook Thon Maker:
The rookies link up for a pretty play! ⛓ pic.twitter.com/Hj7XmyxvrQ— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 9, 2016
-Joe Harris (#swoon), now a member of the Brooklyn Nets organization, made his coach take notice with an 11 point (3-4 from three), two assist, two rebound, and one steal performance against the New York Knicks.
Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson on Joe Harris: "He fits our style of play. I would say he’s been a little bit of a surprise.” #UVA— Whitelaw Reid (@WhiteysWorld365) October 4, 2016
The NY Post has also swooned. There’s no shame, we are all susceptible to the swoon.
-Former Virginia baseball player Sean Doolittle hosted a fundraiser this week to benefit veterans, the latest in the many charitable efforts Doolittle participates in.
-Speaking of baseball, the Cavaliers are tied with UCLA for the most alumni participating in the MLB Postseason with seven. Tyler Wilson and the Orioles lost to the Blue Jays in the Wild Card, but the rest are still active.
Brandon Guyer was huge in Game 2 for the Indians (grumble, grumble) with a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring two runs in batting in one.
-Field Hockey player Tara Vittese was named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Offensive Player of the Week, as well as ACC Co-Offensive Player of the Week for her part in Virginia’s wins over No.16 Wake Forest and No.14 Old Dominion.
-So, we should be really good at basketball again.
Since college basketball is about 1 month away...— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 6, 2016
If you want to see for yourself, our good friends at VirginiaSportsTV gave us a look into practice (which is officially happening now!).
-Women’s Volleyball swept Clemson 3-0 this week behind stellar performances from fourth years Jasmine Burton (12 kills, four service aces) and Haley Kole (10 kills). Check out the highlights:
-No. 8 Women’s Soccer defeated No. 20 Notre Dame 1-0 behind a penalty kick from Alexis Shaffer. The victory marked the first time the Fighting Irish had lost at home this season.
The Hoos are now 10-2-2 (3-1-2 ACC) on the season and will travel to Duke Saturday for a 7pm game against the Blue Devils.
Team of the Week
Men’s Soccer got two wins this week with a 1-0 triumph over Hofstra and a huge victory on the road at No.4 UNC
Against Hofstra, the Hoos got a goal from Edward Opoku in the 79th minute to put a stop to the Pride’s four game win streak. The shutout was the third straight for Virginia and goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell.
In their second game of the week, Virginia traveled to Chapel Hill to take on a UNC squad that had won nine straight against the Hoos. The Hoos faced a 1-0 deficit at halftime, but goals from Pablo Aguilar and Wesley Wade gave UVA the victory.
Goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell had a career day with seven saves in the win.
Next up, Virginia hosts Radford Tuesday night at 7pm, and then the Hoos face No. 2 Notre Dame on Friday.
Wahoo of the Week
This week’s StLMMWotW is Jarmere Jenkins, former tennis standout for the Cavaliers. Just one week after nabbing a title at the Australia F6 Futures event, Jenkins won the title at the Hutchinson Builders Toowoomba Futures tournament. Keep up the good work, Jarmere!
Tweet of the Week
I mean really now!