UVA clinches all-sports Commonwealth Clash competition against Virginia Tech (2024)

Virginia clinched the Commonwealth Clash against Virginia Tech after the Cavaliers’ men’s golf team outperformed the Hokies during Sunday’s final round of stroke play at the Atlantic Coast Conference championship tournament in Charlotte.

The Cavaliers increased their lead in the all-sports standings to 12-6.5. There are only four events and 3.5 points left to be decided in this year’s Clash (softball, 0.5 points; men’s outdoor track and field, 1 point; women’s outdoor track and field, 1 point; and baseball, 1 point).

This year, UVA won Clash points in women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, volleyball, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, men’s golf and women’s golf. The Hoos and Hokies split the point in men’s basketball and women’s basketball.

UVA previously captured the Clash in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023, while Tech claimed the Clash in 2017, 2018 and 2022.


Cavs. Hokies to play doubleheader in Baltimore

Villanova will play Virginia and Virginia Tech will face Penn State in a doubleheader in November at CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, according to multiple sources cited by CBS Sports reporter Jon Rothstein. No timetable is set for an official announcement.


Hokies’ Duffy hires former Wake head coach as assistant

New Virginia Tech coach Megan Duffy named Jen Hoover as an assistant coach.

Hoover, who most recently was an assistant at Kentucky for two seasons, is the all-time winningest coach at her alma mater, Wake Forest, where she led the program for 10 years.


Wheeler, Thomas named NSU’s Athletes of Year

The Norfolk State basketball programs took the top prizes Monday night at the end-of-year Spartan Choice Awards at Echols Hall.

Kierra Wheeler earned her second consecutive Female Athlete of the Year honor before Jamarii Thomas was named the Male Athlete of the Year.

Ross Gordon served as the master of ceremonies, eventually receiving the Spartan Award to wrap up the event.

Both of the primary academic awards went to competitors on the diamond, each carrying 4.0 grade-point averages (GPAs) for the semester. Swaroop Pujari (baseball) earned the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor, while Ennovi Sandoval (softball) was named Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


ODU tied for 12th after Sun Belt first round

Old Dominion was tied for 12th following the opening round of the Sun Belt championship tournament Monday at Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Mississippi.

The Monarchs combined for a 17-over par 305 and were tied with Georgia State, two strokes behind Coastal Carolina, Texas State and South Alabama, who weret tied for ninth at 303 (+15).

Arkansas State led the 14-team field after turning in an even-par 288. Troy is currently in second place at nine-over 297 and Marshall and ULM are tied for third at 11-over 299.

Arkansas State’s Thomas Schmidt was the overall leader after carding a 4-under 68, teammate Jake Like was second at 3 under, and South Alabama’s Hugo Thyr was third at 2 under.

Senior Jakob Chicoyne recorded ODU’s best round, a 3-over 75 that left him tied for 19th. Philip Minnehan shared 31st at 76.

Cavaliers finish fifth in ACC championship

Virginia, ranked 13th nationally, shot 3-over-par 287 during Sunday’s final round of stroke play at the ACC championship tournament to finish fifth in the 12-team field in Charlotte, North Carolina.

UVA finished the 54 holes of stroke play at 1-under 851. The Cavaliers failed to advance to match play, finishing three shots behind a trio of teams that tied for second at 4 under: Florida State, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. North Carolina won stroke play at 10 under, while Virginia Tech was 12th at 34 over.


No. 25 UVA falls in ACC match-play semifinals

Virginia, ranked 25th nationally, reached the semifinals of the ACC championship tournament before losing 3-2 to reigning champion Clemson in Wilmington, North Carolina. Amanda Sambach and Celeste Valinho picked up the wins for the Cavaliers.

In the tie-breaking match, Sydney Roberts took the lead on the 12th hole and held on for a 1-up victory over UVA’s Rebecca Skoler.

The NCAA will announces the championship field at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Six regional sites will hold qualifying events May 6-8.


Norfolk State’s Cole wins 100 meters at UVA

Norfolk State’s Kai Cole won the men’s 100-meter dash at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville. He clocked a time of 10.34 seconds, beating Pittsburgh’s Darren McQueen by one hundredth of a second. Also, the Spartans took third in the 4×100 relay in 40.45 seconds.

In women’s competition, Norfolk State’s Yvone Sandui took second in the 800 meters (2:09.64) at the Virginia Challenge, finishing less than a second behind Cornell’s Augustin Haquet (2:08.71). NSU’s Leanna Lewis earned fourth place with a personal-best 2:10.24.

In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Southeast Region, NSU’s men are 16th and its women are 33rd.


ODU goes to tourney as No. 1 seed

Defending champion and No. 1 seed Old Dominion (14-5, 10-0) will head to Rome Tennis Center in Georgia for the Sun Belt tourney.

The Monarchs will take on the winner of eighth-seeded Texas State (11-7, 5-5) and ninth-seeded Georgia State (9-13, 5-6) at 10 a.m. Friday in the quarterfinals. The Bobcats and Panthers will play Thursday.

Tribe seeded second in CAA

Riding an 11-match winning streak, defending champion William & Mary (15-5, 6-0) received the No. 2 seed in this week’s Coastal Athletic Association championship tournament, a four-day event on Elon’s campus.

W&M is seeking its 29th CAA title. The Tribe’s first match will be at 2 p.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday’s 2 p.m. clash between No. 7 Campbell and No. 10 Towson.

No. 8 Hampton will take on No. 9 Hofstra at 10 a.m. Thursday, with the winner to face top-seeded Delaware at 10 a.m. Friday.


UVA holds at No. 6 in coaches’ poll

Virginia (13-3) held at No. 6 in the national coaches’ poll before this week’s ACC Tournament. James Madison (11-4), which dropped one spot to 17th, was the only other team ranked from the state.

Northwestern (13-2), Notre Dame (14-2), Boston College (13-3), Syracuse (12-4) and Michigan (14-2) comprised the top five. Northwestern was named No. 1 by all 17 voters.

UVA clinches all-sports Commonwealth Clash competition against Virginia Tech (2024)
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