UVA Sports Weekend Roundup: Women’s Hoops Senior Day; Men’s Swimming finishes 2nd at ACC Championships

Virginia women’s basketball seniors Felicia Aiyeotan, Dominique Toussaint, Jocelyn Willoughby and Lisa Jablonowski are honored before Sunday’s game (Photo: UVA Athletics).

With so much going on in the world of Virginia Athletics this weekend other than the men’s basketball team’s upset over Duke, we didn’t give the other sports their proper due.

To try and make up for what we missed, below is a quick recap (with links to full recaps, courtesy UVA Media Relations) of all things Wahoo sports from Saturday and Sunday, along with a look at what’s in store for this week.

You can find the full week’s schedule, updated daily along with last week’s results, by clicking here, or at the top of our website under “Weekly Schedule.”

Baseball

Virginia (9-3) finished off a three-game series sweep of Dartmouth (2-5) with a 4-3 victory in the series finale on Sunday at Disharoon Park. The Cavaliers won their fifth-straight game and now have been victorious in 20 of the last 21 games against non-conference opponents at home.

Saturday recap

Sunday recap

Next: Virginia hosts Richmond Tuesday at 3 p.m. for $1 Dog Day (read the preview here) before welcoming NC State for a three-game set to kick off the ACC slate beginning Friday afternoon.

Indoor Track

uva cross country track and fieldVirginia senior Jordan Scott won his third indoor triple jump competition and was named the ACC Field Performer of the Meet for the second time, one indoor and one outdoor honor, to highlight the Hoos’ final day of competition at the ACC Indoor Championships at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center. The Cavalier men finished third while the UVA women were 10th.

Recap

Next: The NCAA Indoor Championships take place March 13-14 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Men’s Lacrosse

UVA men’s lacrosseNo. 8 Virginia (4-1) cruised to a home victory over the Air Force Falcons (3-3) on Sunday afternoon, 15-5, at Klöckner Stadium. The win concluded UVA’s five-game homestand to start the 2020 season.

Recap

Next: UVA heads on the road for the next three games, starting on Sunday at Brown. Faceoff is set for noon and the game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

Virginia men's and women's divingThe Cavaliers concluded the ACC Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on Saturday, capturing their best team finish at the conference meet since 2013. Virginia scored 1,098 points, second-highest point total in program history, to finish as the conference runner-up. The second-place finish was the best team finish since the Cavaliers won the conference title in 2013.

Recap

Next: The ‘Hoos will return to action for the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships in Morgantown, W.Va. The three-day meet will begin next Monday, March 9.

Men’s Tennis

Virginia’s men’s tennis team (8-4, 2-1 ACC) picked up a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame (6-6, 2-1) on Sunday at the Snyder Tennis Center. The Irish won the doubles point and built up a 3-1 lead after adding wins on singles courts three and six, but the Cavaliers fought back.

Recap

Next: The Cavaliers close out their current homestand with a doubleheader on Saturday, taking on Liberty at 11 a.m. and Virginia Wesleyan at 6 p.m. Both matches are scheduled to take place at the Snyder Tennis Center.

Softball

Virginia softballClemson (14-7, 3-0 ACC) scored seven times in the bottom of the third to pull away from Virginia (8-8, 0-3) and complete the series sweep with a 12-3 win in six innings on Sunday. Donna Friedman and Mikaila Fox each went 2 for 3 to lead Virginia at the plate.

Saturday recap

Sunday recap

Next: The wait is finally over Tuesday, as the program’s new Palmer Park will officially be broken in with a 4 p.m. clash with James Madison. Virginia Tech visits the new stadium for the first ACC series this weekend.

Squash

uva squashAfter falling to second-seeded Dartmouth in the opening round, the seventh-seeded Virginia men’s squash team (19-5) won the Potter Cup consolation final Sunday over fifth-seeded Rochester (11-7) by a score of 6-3 at the Murr Center Squash Courts. The Cavaliers knocked off sixth-seeded Yale in the consolation semifinals Saturday and finished fifth in the tournament, marking the program’s best finish at the College Squash Association Team Championship.

Saturday recap

Sunday recap

Next: Members of the UVA men’s and women’s teams will head to the CSA Individual Championships later this week. The three-day individual championship will begin Friday in Philadelphia.

Women’s Basketball

virginia women's basketballThe Virginia women’s basketball team (13-16, 8-10 ACC) dropped its final game of the regular season on Senior Day, 75-64, to No. 8 NC State (25-4, 14-3) on Sunday at John Paul Jones Arena. Seniors Jocelyn Willoughby, Dominique Toussaint, Lisa Jablonowski and Felicia Aiyeotan were honored in a pregame ceremony celebrating their final game on their home court.

Recap

Next: UVA locked up a first-round bye and received the No. 9 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Greensboro. The ‘Hoos will take on No. 8 seed Syracuse at 2 p.m. on Thursday (RSN).

Women’s Lacrosse

uva women’s lacrosseThe No. 7 Virginia women’s lacrosse team (4-2, 0-1 ACC) was tied with No. 1 North Carolina (5-0, 1-0), 11-11, with 15 minutes to play, but a late surge gave the Tar Heels the 18-12 win on Saturday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. Taylor Regan and Nora Bowen led the Cavaliers with three goals apiece. Sammy Mueller had four points on one goal and three assists. Jamie Ortega led UNC with five goals.

Recap

Next: Virginia hosts George Mason in a mid-week game on Wednesday, March 4 at 5 p.m. at Klöckner Stadium.

Women’s Tennis

The No. 13 Virginia women’s tennis team (9-4, 3-2 ACC) went on the road and took a 4-3 victory over No. 3 NC State (16-3, 3-1) at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center on Sunday. The win over the third-ranked Wolfpack is the first win over a top-five program for the Cavaliers since the 2016 season and the third in program history. Virginia clinched the win as freshman Natasha Subhash fought her way to a three-set victory over No. 16 Alana Smith at the top of the lineup.

Recap

Next: The ‘Hoos will host a pair of weekend ACC matches — Friday at 2 p.m. against Syracuse and Sunday at 1 p.m. against Florida State.

Wrestling

uva wrestlingRedshirt freshman Patrick McCormick claimed the 125-pound title to lead a group of 14 members of the Virginia wrestling team in competition at the National Collegiate Open on Sunday. McCormick won four straight matches on the day to pick up the title at 125 pounds, taking three wins by decision and a win by technical fall on the way to the championship.

Recap

Next: Virginia will return to action this weekend at the ACC Championships. The annual tournament will be hosted by Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday.

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