clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Monday Motivation: Big week as Virginia drops No. 2 twice

Two UVA squads picked up wins over second ranked teams in a successful week.

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Virginia
A lot to cheer for this week!
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Monday, Wahoo friends. Let’s get down to business.

Rapid Fire

-Justin Anderson is the best.

-Speaking of JA, you have to love when former Hoos face off in the NBA.

-Courtney Petersen, a midfielder on the Virginia Women’s Soccer team made the roster of the U.S. U-20 World Cup. Congrats!

-Heath Miller, the former UVA and Pittsburgh Steeler tight end, was inducted into the Virginia High School Hall of Fame this week. HEEEEEATH is is a legend.

-Not a bad visit...

-Virginia’s J.C. Aragone, a fourth year on the Men’s Tennis team, qualified for the ITA Regional Quarterfinals with a win over Hokie Mitch Harper. Good luck, J.C.!

Team of the Week

In a late surge, Men’s Golf earned their spot as the Team of the Week with a victory at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. Not only is the tournament win their second in three fall events, but they dominated in a record breaking fashion. The No. 17 Wahoos won by 13 strokes, shooting a 35-under par, a new record for the tournament.

Virginia had three top-five finishers, led by Thomas Walsh in second place. Jimmy Stanger and Derek Bard tied for fifth.

Yeah, UVA was very good:

Missouri, Kent State, UNC-Greensboro, and Virginia Tech rounded out the top five.

Wahoo of the Week

WE’RE MAKING HISTORY HERE, FOLKS. For the first time, we have Co-StLMMWotWs!!! It was too hard to choose between a pair of stellar Wahoos, so this week Edward Opoku and Lucy Hyams will share the top honors for their pivotal goals.

In the No. 21 Men’s Soccer match against No. 2 Notre Dame, an early goal from Opoku proved to be the lone score of the game as Virginia got a huge and much needed win. Virginia’s goalkeeper Jeff Caldwell had another big game with seven saves, and the win was Virginia’s second straight against a top five team (defeated then No. 4 UNC last week).

Not to be outdone, No. 10 Field Hockey took down No. 2 Syracuse in overtime behind Lucy Hyams gorgeous shot. Syracuse, the reigning national champs, played a tough game, but goalkeeper Carerra Lucas stood on her head for seven saves in the shutout (sounds familiar, right?!).

A win like this is big for Virginia as the post season field is incredibly limited for field hockey.

Go Hoos!