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Soccer, tennis, cross country, and more! Plus, little Wahoos dressed up in costumes!

NCAA Football: Louisville at Virginia
Hoos lost a close one, but still a lot to celebrate!
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Happy Hoo-loween, Wahoos! Here are some of the basketball players as adorable kids on Halloween:

Ok, let’s get to it...

Rapid Fire

-Former Wahoo Brandon Guyer started in left field in Game 1 of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians, making him the first Wahoo to start as position player!

Guyer and the Indians lead the Chicaco Cubs 3-2 in the World Series, with a chance to clinch the title tomorrow night in Cleveland.

-Do you miss Anthony Gill? Here he is, dunking in Turkey.

-Men’s Golf finished their successful fall with three wins in four outings, and their rankings shot up accordingly.

-I just love this:

-Both J.C. Aragone and Thai-Son Kwiatkowski of Virginia Men’s Tennis made it to their qualifying finals at the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger. Good luck to both!

-The ACC’s Operation Basketball, otherwise known as Media Day, took place last week. Here are some of my favorite moments:

My metabolism is jealous that they can go to Chipotle 4-5 times a week.

...and my favorite: little kids with Coach Bennett and London Perrantes.

“Do I get buckets? Of course I get buckets!”

-Virginia Swimmer Leah Smith was named the ACC Swimmer of the Week, fresh off her StLMMWotW win!

-Former Virginia Football player Rodney McLeod got the Jimmy Fallon shout out!

-Congrats to the Virginia Men’s Cross Country team who finished second at the ACC Cross Country Championships, and to Lachlan Cook, who was named ACC Rookie of the Year!

Team of the Week

No. 17 Men’s Soccer took down Duke with a 1-0 score this week, stretching their unbeaten streak to nine games and making them my Team of the Week! Pablo Aguilar notched the lone goal of the game, and man was it a doozy.

Before the win, Virginia honored seven fourth year players on Senior Night, including Aguilar, Nicko Corriveau, Paddy Foss, Hayes Fountain, Adam Prevost, Wesley Suggs, and Sheldon Sullivan.

Aguilar’s strike from just outside the box in the 87th minute not only secured the win, but locked in an ACC tournament home game. The Hoos are the sixth seed in the tourney, hosting 11th seeded NC State on Wednesday night at 7pm.

Wahoo of the Week

This week, third year linebacker Micah Kiser is my StLMMWotW for his ridiculous performance against Louisville on Saturday. Kiser recorded 14 tackles, including three for a loss, two sacks, and one fumble recovery, earning him ACC Linebacker of the Week honors.

His performance also earned him a nomination as the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week, something you can help Micah win by voting:

Additionally, Kiser was named one of 12 finalists (and the lone ACC representative) for the Butkus Award. Well done, Micah.

The Hoos head to Wake Forest this Saturday, needing to win out for a chance at a bowl game. SO YOU’RE SAYING THERE’S A CHANCE.

Leap of the Week

Sigh. So close. Regardless of the outcome, the Hoos played a hellUVA game against Louisville, and this shot of Doni Dowling leaping the defender is the best picture of the game.

HIGH HURDLE! @_ladoni goes over the Louisville defender.

A photo posted by virginiafootball (@virginiafootball) on

As always, GO HOOS!