UVA Spring Sports Roundup 4/01

UVA Spring Sports Roundup 4/01

By Josh Burton

Another week has passed and we’ve got another roundup to keep you up to date on how all your favorite UVA spring sports have been doing.


#9 Baseball dropped a tough series this weekend at #11 Duke, with their only win in the series coming Saturday. Sunday’s game was especially tough, as the Hoos had a lead going into the 7th but couldn’t hold on as both the issues with pitching and fielding showed up again. Luckily the losses won’t hurt too badly, I’m only expecting them to drop a couple spots in the polls.

That said, this weekend was anything but terrible. The Hoos saw the return of Owen Coady as he pitched in relief in the Sunday game. Joe Savino was also spotted warming up in the pen,  although he was never called into action. These are two quality arms that the team will need for not only the rest of the season but also for a postseason run.



They’ll be back in action on Tuesday when they host ODU (4/2, 6 pm). They’ll then continue a 6 game home stand as they’ll host #14 UNC in a pivotal Thursday-Saturday series.


The softball team has been on a heater lately. Winners of 9 of their last 10 games, they’re coming off wins over JMU and a two game sweep of Villanova since our last update. Madi Harris continued her excellent stretch of pitching as she struck out 10 batters in just 6.1 innings against Villanova. Coach Hardin has her team playing very good ball and they could compete for a potential postseason berth for just the second time in program history. 



They’ll travel to Notre Dame for a three-game weekend series starting Friday evening at 5.


#2 Lacrosse is now 9-1 after picking up a come from behind victory over #16 Harvard that included a rare goal from goalie Matthew Nunes. Individually, six Cavaliers picked up honors on the Inside Lacrosse  midseason All-America teams while Payton Cormier has now worked his way into 8th on the NCAA Career Goals List.

Lacrosse will be back in action this Saturday (4/6, noon) as they host UNC. They’ll also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1999 National Championship team.


#8 Women’s Lacrosse is now 9-3 after dropping a tough contest at Duke. During the week three Hoos made the Inside Lacrosse midseason All-America teams as Maggie Bostain (3rd team), Mel Josephson (honorable mention) and NCAA assists leader Morgan Schwab (honorable mention) all picked up honors. They’ll be back in action as they host VCU on Wednesday (4/3, 6 pm) before heading to Louisville on Saturday (4/6, 11:30 am). The Louisville game will air on ACC Network.

#2 Men’s Tennis comes off their extended break on Wednesday as they travel to Virginia Tech (4/3, 3 pm) before hosting Boston College on Sunday (4/7, 1 pm). This will also be Senior Day for the team.

#6 Women’s Tennis is now 17-2 as they extended their winning streak to 10 consecutive after picking up wins over #10 NC State and Wake Forest. They’ll play next on Friday as they travel to #8 UNC (4/5, 5 pm) before finishing out the weekend at #19 Duke on Sunday (4/7, noon).

(Featured Image Credit: Grace Landini/UVA Athletics)

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