UVA Spring Sports Roundup 5/13

UVA Spring Sports Roundup 5/13

By Josh Burton

This week was a mixed bag of results around Grounds as records were set while there were also some disappointing overall performances. Let's dive right in. 


#10 UVA Baseball split the week, going 2-2 with a midweek win over George Washington while dropping the series 1-2 against #23 NC State. The Hoos will assuredly drop in the polls this week, and worse yet the series loss probably took them out of the running for a top 8 national seed, which would’ve allowed them to host both regionals and super regionals. While it could still happen depending on how things shake out, for the moment it doesn’t look promising and the Hoos will now have to shift their focus to rival Virginia Tech coming to town for the final weekend series.

In the games, however, there was a mixed range of success. At the plate, first-year phenom Henry Ford set the program record for home runs by a freshman. And the rehab stints continued on the mound, as Bryson Moore was able to throw two innings to start the George Washington game and Joe Savino went an impressive five innings in his start against NC State. 



The problem on the week was the same as it has been most of the season, with relief arms being unable to get the job done and poor fielding mistakes only compounding the issue. Going forward over the next two weeks, the Hoos will want to win as many games as possible against Virginia Tech and also in next week's ACC Tournament to make sure they are selected as one of the regional host sites.

Lacrosse Postseason

#6 Men’s Lacrosse picked up the win over Saint Josephs to advance to the quarterfinal round next weekend, where they’ll take on #3 Johns Hopkins next Sunday (5/19). Although the start time hasn’t been announced yet, this one will air on ESPNU. 

In the first round victory, Payton Cormier broke the NCAA Goals Record by scoring his 222nd career goal as part of an eight-goal performance. Cormier also picked up Second Team All-American honors last week.



The good news didn’t stop there. Connor Shellenberger also had a huge week, earning First Team All-American honors and being selected #2 overall in the PLL draft. Also drafted was Cole Kastner, who along with Griffin Schutz was named Third Team All-American. Ben Wayer and Chase Yager earned Honorable Mention as well.  

#5 Women's Lacrosse picked up a victory over LIU in the first round of the NCAA tournament before falling in the second round to Florida. The Hoos scored a program postseason record 21 goals in the opening round victory, including Kate Miller setting a career high with five goals in the contest. Unfortunately that momentum didn’t carry over into Sunday's contest and the Hoos were eliminated. 

All-American honors were abound for the women's team as well, with Morgan Schwab earning Third Team and Katia Carnevale, Mackenzie Hoeg and Maggie Bostain all earning Honorable Mention.


UVA Softball dropped their opening game of the ACC Tournament against Clemson, and now turn their attention to the Knoxville Regional where they’ll be the two-seed in #3 Tennessee’s region. The Hoos first contest will be against three-seed Miami (OH) on Friday (5/17 Noon).This marks the Hoos second ever NCAA Tournament appearance, so no matter the results this has been a very successful season that Coach Hardin and the team should be very proud of. 

#2 Men’s Tennis made quick work of #16 South Carolina, only dropping the double point in a 4-1 victory. They’ll now advance to Stillwater where they’ll take on #6 Wake Forest in the quarterfinals on Thursday (5/16 7:30 pm). Should they advance, the semifinals will be played on Saturday (5/18 2:30 pm) with the championship following on Sunday (5/19 5 pm). All remaining matches will be available with an ESPN+ subscription.

#6 Women’s Tennis also took down Vanderbilt over the weekend, advancing to take on #13 Texas A&M in their quarterfinals on Friday (5/17 5 pm). Should they advance, the semi finals will be Saturday (5/18 7:30 pm) and then the championship on Sunday (5/19 7:30 pm). All remaining contests will also be available with an ESPN+ subscription. 

ACC Champs 

There was also an ACC Champion crowned over the weekend, as the Men’s Track and Field team won the conference tournament. They’ll next compete on Wednesday (5/22) as the NCAA East Regional gets underway in Lexington, Kentucky.



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