Baseball (26-17) : 11-3 Win vs. Radford, 11-5 Loss vs. VCU, 6-5 Win at #1 Miami, 9-2 Loss at #1 Miami, 7-3 Win at #1 Miami
The Virginia baseball team started the week off with a 11-3 win over Radford on Tuesday. UVa pitchers Bennett Sousa and Tyler Shambora combined to allow only four runs in the game. Junior Matt Thaiss went 2-3 and drove in two runs.
The ‘Hoos fell to VCU on Wednesday after the Rams tallied 11 runs on 14 hits. Virginia held a 4-2 lead heading into the fifth inning, but VCU quickly took control with a five-run inning. UVa ran through five pitchers with senior Kevin Doherty taking the loss after only .1 innings pitched. Sophomore Justin Novak scorched a two run home run in the loss, finishing with three RBI on the day.
Virginia opened their series against top-ranked Miami with a 6-5 win. The ‘Hoos used a five-run first inning to get things going early, highlighted by freshman Nate Eikhoff’s first career home run. Miami would bring the game to within one, but UVa held on thanks to freshman Cameron Simmons’ solo shot in the ninth inning. Junior Connor Jones picked up the win, improving to 8-1 on the season.
The Cavaliers dropped game two of the series against Miami 9-2 after the Hurricanes took control late. The game was scoreless for five innings before Miami scored three in the sixth, aided by two UVa errors in the inning. Miami went on to score six total runs in the seventh and eighth innings, sealing the victory for the Hurricanes. Sophomore Justin Novak went 2-3 with an RBI in the loss for Virginia.
Virginia clinched a huge series win against Miami on Sunday after a 7-3 win. The ‘Hoos broke free in the seventh inning when Thaiss drove in two runs on a two out single. The Cavaliers would go on to add two more insurance runs in the top of the ninth. Junior Daniel Pinero had a fantastic game, going 3-4 with a home run and two RBI. UVa junior starter Alec Bettinger earned his first win of the season after throwing six innings and allowing three earned runs. Virginia will take on Old Dominion in a midweek game on Tuesday before facing Pittsburgh in a three game series over the weekend.
Men’s Lacrosse (7-7) : 8-7 Win at Georgetown
The men’s lacrosse team staved off Georgetown for an 8-7 victory on Saturday. After scoring five goals in the first half, the ‘Hoos were held scoreless in the third quarter. But Virginia responded with three goals in the fourth period to close out the game. Senior James Pannell and junior Zed Williams each tallied a hat trick in the win. The Cavaliers will take on Brown in the UVa-Brown Challenge next Saturday, April 30th.
#11 Women’s Lacrosse (9-7) : 17-6 Loss at #1 Maryland, 14-7 Win at Virginia Tech
The women’s lacrosse team fell to top-ranked Maryland on Wednesday, 17-6. The Terps took control in the first half, where they held Virginia to only four shots and one goal scored. UVa responded with a comeback early in the second half, scoring three straight goals. But the effort wasn’t enough, as Maryland’s offense continued to put pressure on the Cavaliers, eventually putting the game out of reach. Sophomore Kasey Behr led Virginia with two goals in the loss.
UVa closed out the regular season on Friday with a big 14-7 win over rival Virginia Tech. The Hokies got out to a quick 2-0 lead, but the Cavaliers responded with a 7-0 run in the first half. The ‘Hoos never slowed down, racking up 14 goals on 40 shots. Virginia’s defense limited VT to only 17 shots in the game. Junior Kelly Reese and senior Kelly Boyd each scored four goals for Virginia. The ‘Hoos will begin ACC Tournament play next Thursday, April 28th.
#1 Men’s Tennis (24-4) : 4-1 Win vs. NC State, 4-3 Win vs. #3 North Carolina, 4-3 Loss vs. #7 Wake Forest
The top ranked Virginia men’s tennis team took down NC State on Friday to advance to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament. UVa took both doubles matches before Collin Altamirano, J.C. Aragone, and Luca Corinteli all won their singles matches to clinch the victory.
Virginia claimed a come-from-behind victory against UNC on Saturday to advance to the ACC Tournament finals. The Tar Heels went up 3-0 after taking the doubles point and starting singles play off with a win. But UVa recovered to win four singles matches, including a third-set victory from sophomore Henrik Wiersholm to clinch the victory.
UVa dropped a close one in the ACC Finals against Wake Forest on Sunday. The Demon Deacons got ahead 2-0 after taking the doubles point and first singles match, but Virginia quickly responded on the singles court to tie the match 2-2. The match came down to a dual between junior Luca Corinteli and Wake Forest’s Dennis Uspensky, as both teams sat tied at 3-3. Corinteli got ahead early, but Uspensky came from behind to clinch the tiebreaker and the ACC Championship for Wake Forest. Virginia will now shift its focus to the NCAA Championships set to begin on May 13th. The NCAA Selection show will air Tuesday, May 3rd.
#16 Women’s Tennis (16-10) : 4-3 Win vs. Florida State, 4-2 Win vs. #8 Duke, 4-1 Loss vs. #2 North Carolina
The women’s tennis team advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Thursday after a 4-3 win against Florida State. FSU took the doubles point early, putting pressure on Virginia on the singles court. The ‘Hoos responded with four wins, including the match-deciding third-set victory from senior Stephanie Nauta.
Virginia cruised to a 4-2 Win over Duke on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the tournament. Collins, Elbaba, and Mercer all picked up wins on the singles court, with Elbaba breaking the school record for career singles victories.
The ‘Hoos were defeated by top-seeded North Carolina on Saturday 4-1. UNC swept the doubles court and took all but one singles match to end the Cavaliers run in the ACC Tournament. Virginia will move on to NCAA Regional play starting on May 13th. The selection show will also air on May 3rd.
Softball (18-30) : 1-0 Loss vs. Liberty, 9-7 Win vs. Liberty, 6-0 Win at Georgia Tech, 13-1 (5) at Georgia Tech, 8-6 (11) Loss at Georgia Tech
The Virginia softball team split their double header against Liberty on Wednesday. In game one, UVa starter Erika Osherow allowed only one run through seven innings but picked up the loss after the Virginia offense failed to score in the game. Kassidy McCoy’s solo home run for Liberty proved to be the only offense in the game.
Game two was a completely different story, as both team found their rhythm at the plate. Sophomore Allison Davis and junior Madison Labshere each homered for Virginia in what was a 9-run performance from the ‘Hoos. Osherow picked up the save after coming in for relief in the seventh inning.
UVa took both games of a doubleheader on Saturday against Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers got off to a good start in game one, as junior Iyana Hughes hit a two-run homer in the first inning to propel the ‘Hoos to the win.
Virginia rocked the Yellow Jackets in game two, ending the game in the fifth inning my mercy rule. The Cavaliers put up 13 runs on 15 hits, highlighted by freshman Erika Osherow’s 4-4 performance that included a two-run shot.
It took a whopping 11 innings to decide the winner of the series finale on Sunday. Both teams sat tied at six for five total innings before the Yellow Jackets finally got on the board in the bottom of the 11th with a Samantha Perannunzi walk-off two-run home run. Sophomore Allison Davis went 2-3 with two RBI in the loss for Virginia. The ‘Hoos will close out the regular season next week with a two game series against George Mason on Wednesday followed by a three game series against rival Virginia Tech over the weekend.
Track & Field
#4 Men’s: The men’s track & field team took home four event wins in the Virginia Challenge over the weekend. Junior Filip Mihaljevic won the shot-put event, while sophomore Cam Collins took home the decathlon title. Junior Adam Visokay also won the 10,000-meter race. UVa’s performance was highlighted by junior Henry Wynne’s win in the 1,500-meter race, where he broke the school record and set the new best time in the country.
Women’s: The women’s team boasted several top ten finishes in the Virginia Challenge on Saturday. Redshirt freshman Mia Barron placed fifth in the long jump invite, while junior Cleo Boyd finished sixth in the 5,000-meter race. Junior Christine Bohan also finished second in the javelin.
The track & field squad will compete in the Highlander Invitational next weekend before beginning ACC Championship play on May 13th.
#24 Men’s Golf : ACC Championships: 8th, 870
The Virginia golf team finished tied for eighth at the ACC Championships on Sunday with a score of 870. Freshman Thomas Walsh led the Cavaliers with a ninth place individual finish. NCAA Regional play is set to begin May 16th.