Happy Monday, Wahoo friends. Let’s get down to business.
-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.
Thomas for eagle on #10. An easy tap in birdie after a 3 iron from 240. TW is now -2 on the round. pic.twitter.com/lYcrCYJTfN— Virginia Golf (@UVAMensGolf) October 16, 2016
Yeah, UVA was very good:
Virginia led the field in Par 4 scoring, Birdies, and Eagles. pic.twitter.com/y4oo1jvBwQ— Virginia Golf (@UVAMensGolf) October 17, 2016
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.