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Men’s soccer’s trip to D.C. ends in a draw, more praise for Jordan Ellis and new defensive end Richard Burney

Tina Thompson also got a cake.

Virginia v Pittsburgh Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images
Every weekday, we deliver UVA links outside of STL that you may have missed from the day before. It’s our look Around The Corner.

Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of ATC. Today, we highlight men’s soccer’s anticipated matchup with Maryland in Washington D.C., Richard Burney’s football transformation, and another accolade dished out to Virginia Cavaliers running back Jordan Ellis. Also, a shoutout to former UVA tennis player Dominic Inglot who made it to the Round of 16 in the US Open Men’s Doubles tournament, before falling to the Bryan brothers yesterday afternoon.

The Virginia Men’s Soccer Team traveled to Audi Field yesterday to take on the Maryland Terrapins in D.C. After regulation and two ten minute overtime periods, the game ended in a scoreless draw. It was the second consecutive game UVA did not allow a goal.

Virginia star Jordan Ellis had himself a day on Saturday, gaining 146 yards on just 20 carries, in addition to making it into the end zone twice. For his efforts, Pro Football Focus had the senior rated their number one running back for the week. Congrats, Jordan!

Richard Burney continues to progress on the defensive line (Daily Progress)
Richard Burney has seen it all in his time at UVA. Burney, who began his career in Charlottesville as a tight end and then transitioned for a short while to long snapper, became a defensive end at the end of last season. He did well on Saturday against Richmond in his first collegiate start at D-end, recording two tackles, one of which went for a loss.


The UVA Women’s Basketball Team sent their coach off to her hall of fame introduction in style yesterday. Head Coach Tina Thompson and the team are pictured below with some celebratory items for the occasion. We’re all looking forward to this weekend, coach!