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Monday Motivation: Brogdon, tennis, and baseball...oh my!

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Brogdon is in the playoffs, softball nabbed a series, and tennis recognized their fourth years.

Milwaukee Bucks v Toronto Raptors - Game One
Brogdon had a big first career playoff game.
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WE’RE BACK! I’m going to just assume you all missed me greatly, but I’m back to bring you some serious motivation this Monday. Let’s just get straight to it!

Rapid Fire

-Malcolm Brogdon played - and started - in his first career playoff game as the Milwaukee Bucks picked up Game 1 on the road at the Toronto Raptors. The Prez was solid as usual, scoring 16 points (4-for-7 from three) and added six rebounds, two assists, and a block in the victory.

Brogdon, along with teammate Matthew Dellavedova, posed a real threat defensively, as well.

Game 2 is Tuesday night at 7pm on NBATV.

-Virginia softball picked up their first series win of the season in dramatic fashion with a comeback victory over Georgia Tech on Senior Day. The Hoos were down 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning, but an RBI single by Kaitlin Fitzgerald and a three-run homerun by Danni Ingraham put Virginia up 4-2 and they never looked back. Six fourth year players were recognized post game - Kinza Baad, Kaitlin Fitzgerald, Iyana Hughes, Madison Labshere, McKall Miller and Katie Park - for their contributions to the program.

The Hoos will host Georgetown Tuesday at 6pm.

-The #16 Virginia Women’s Lacrosse team picked up two wins this week as they took down Navy, 16-13, and ACC foe Louisville, 11-7.

Against Navy, second years Maggie Jackson (six goals, one assist) and Avery Shoemaker (five goals, one assist) led the way for the Hoos.

Saturday, the Hoos handled Louisville, holding them to just one second half goal as Jackson once again led the team in goals with three. The Hoos are now 9-7 (3-3 ACC) on the season.

Virginia closes out the regular season on Saturday with a HUGE matchup with #19 Virginia Tech in Charlottesville. Game is at 1pm.

Wahoo of the Week

With one swing of the bat, Adam Haseley landed himself his first ever StLMMWotW honor. Friday’s matchup with Virginia Tech was a doozy, and the two Commonwealth clubs found themselves in a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 10th inning as Haseley stepped into the batter’s box. With one out already recorded, Haseley ripped his team-leading 11th homerun of the season over the right field wall, giving Virginia the lead and clinching the series for the good guys. Haseley finished the game 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Well done.

Check out full highlights from the game:

Team of the Week

Men’s Tennis, currently #3 in the country, celebrated Senior Day (week, really) this week and picked up two wins to improve to 22-1 (9-1 ACC). Midweek, the Hoos took down Georgia Tech 6-1 on Senior Day before destroying Boston College 7-0. The blanking of BC was the sixth time in 10 ACC matches that the Hoos have swept their opponents.

Against Georgia Tech, Virginia recognized fourth years Thai-Son Kwiatkowski, JC Aragone, Alexander Ritschard, and Luca Corinteli for their contributions to the program, including helping Virginia win back to back national championships.

That’s not too shabby.

Love the idea of medals in lieu of a jersey (ya know, since they don’t wear jerseys). The Hoos host Richmond Tuesday before closing out the regular season on the road at Miami and #33 Florida State this coming weekend.

Go Hoos!