Yes, football did lose a tough one on Saturday night to Indiana, but not all was wrong in the Virginia Cavaliers world this weekend. Women’s soccer pulled out a gutsy win against the Nittany Lions, Jean-Christophe Koffi signed with a new MLS team, Ty Jerome is more determined than ever, and Jarmere Jenkins got a shoutout on television. This should all make you feel a little better.
No. 6 Virginia remains undefeated with 2-1 victory over No. 11 Penn State (Virginia Sports)
Goals from Brianna Westrup and Rebecca Jarrett gave Virginia a 2-0 lead in the first half, and the team never looked back, beating Penn State 2-1. Yesterday afternoon's win was the seventh straight to start the year for UVA women's soccer. They'll put their perfect record on the line again when they travel to Virginia Tech on Friday.
Ty Jerome ready to bounce back from last season’s disappointing end (Daily Press)
In many ways, Ty Jerome was the heart and soul of the Virginia Men’s Basketball Team last season. Besides leading the Hoos in steals, assists, and free-throw accuracy, the junior made countless clutch shots throughout ACC play. In a text Head Coach Tony Bennett recently shared, Jerome touched on the loss to UMBC, noting the reality of its role in the team’s story and the importance of coming back even stronger.
Former Hoo Jean-Christophe Koffi signed with the New York Red Bulls through a MLS Homegrown contract on Friday. The Red Bulls acquired his rights from D.C. United.
In ESPN’S recent broadcast of the US Open, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou, in an interview with Pam Shriver, referred to UVA tennis legend Jarmere Jenkins as a “top hitting partner.” Patrick McEnroe would also go on to call him a “top level division one college player.”
Nice shoutout from @pmouratoglou to @JarmereJenkins during the match tonight. Such great work by Team Serena to reach consecutive grand slam finals in the last few months. Now it's time to bring home the title! pic.twitter.com/jmdTjvLy3h— Chad (@CCSMOOTH13) September 7, 2018
Tina Thompson, Carla Williams, Ralph Sampson, Dawn Staley. Now that is a picture.