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Altamirano qualifies for the US Open, heroics on the soccer field

It was a memorable last few days for UVA soccer programs.

2013 US Open - Day 11 Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images
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Both Virginia Cavaliers soccer teams had incredible late game finishes and one former UVA tennis player completed a great run in the US Open Qualifying Tournament. With the football team taking the field for the first time later this week, we are now in full swing for the UVA fall sports season, so expect more sports coverage coming your way!

Collin Altamirano, who was a part of UVA’s back-to-back-to-back championships run from 2015 to 2017, qualified for the US Open on Friday night. Collin won three consecutive matches in order to advance into the main draw, and will face France’s Ugo Humbert in the first round today.

Women’s soccer capped off the weekend with an exciting victory over Bucknell. Junior Brianna Westrup scored in the final minute to put the Hoos in front. With the win, the team has started the season off with four consecutive victories.

The men’s soccer team had a dramatic victory of their own on Friday night, also scoring in the final minute of play. Sophomore Joe Bell provided the goal with some impressive individual skill. UVA (1-0) will head back to Klöckner Stadium on Thursday night for a date with Elon.

Kyle Guy tabbed as one of college basketball's best shooters (NCAA.com)
Joe Boozell of NCAA.com included Kyle Guy as one of his seven best shooters in the country for the upcoming season. Guy shot 41.5% from the floor last year and made 83 shots from deep. Much as they did last season, Virginia will rely on the junior to make open jumpers and create his own shot.

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Some highlights to get you excited for the upcoming season. Football is finally here!