Archive: Virginia

Year in Review: Virginia

VIRGINIA Finished: 14-4, lost in NCAA semifinals to Syracuse in double-overtime MVP: Bud Petit. Fifth-year senior goalkeeper was a backup for four and a half years. As Richmond Times-Dispatch beat writer Jeff White once wrote, Petit entered Virginia as a freshman in 2004 and by the time he became the...

By Christian Swezey | May 28, 2008; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Insider Info on Maryland-Virginia

Virginia Insider Dave Curry was an all-American midfielder at UVa and member of the U.S. world team in 1998. He also was an assistant coach at UVa when it won the national title in 2003. He gives us a look at the Maryland-Virginia quarterfinal on Saturday in Annapolis. Since it...

By Christian Swezey | May 14, 2008; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Stat for Syracuse and Virginia Fans

Syracuse's loss to Colgate in the regular season finale yesterday was bad news: Only once in the history of the NCAA tournament has a team lost its final regular season game and won the national title. In 1986, North Carolina lost its regular season finale to Virginia, 11-9. It won...

By Christian Swezey | May 4, 2008; 04:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Keeping It Hot, 4/29

Eyewitness Accounts Mount St. Mary's has played some of the best teams in the country: Maryland (a 17-7 loss), Navy (12-5), Virginia (20-2), Georgetown (14-7) and Johns Hopkins (12-1). So after the Johns Hopkins game last night, I asked starting goalie T.C. DiBartolo which offenses were the most difficult to...

By Christian Swezey | April 29, 2008; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keeping It Hot, 4/26

An Oddity in the Duke-UNC series Duke has won seven in a row over North Carolina. Yet several times in that run, UNC has started the game well. That held true in the ACC semifinals on Friday: Senior longstick defender Tim Kaiser scored following a faceoff to give the Tar...

By Christian Swezey | April 26, 2008; 11:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Virginia-Duke

Nearly 4,000 tickets have been pre-sold to the Duke at Virginia game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Klockner Stadium. Dave Curry, our Virginia Insider, has accounted for at least one of them. TFBO2F is still holding out for a freebie. Is Duke on the same level as untouchable teams...

By Christian Swezey | April 11, 2008; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (4)

Game Plan for the Rest of the Week

Apologies for not posting yesterday. Our computer was acting like HAL in the second half of "2001: A Space Odyssey." Though really, it was a strange day all around. We came back from running errands to see that the Liverpool-Arsenal Champions League match (soccer, not lacrosse) was tied at 1-1...

By Christian Swezey | April 9, 2008; 08:16 AM ET | Comments (5)

Season Thus Far: Virginia

Virginia (10-1) Highlights * Fifth-year senior G Bud Petit makes his first start in three years in a 12-11 overtime victory over North Carolina. * Record crowd of 7,579 watches 13-12 overtime win over visiting Johns Hopkins. MVP MF Brian Carroll, sophomore Is the main reason Virginia's extra-man offense is...

By Christian Swezey | April 7, 2008; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Halftime at Maryland-UVa: Quick Analysis

Maryland 9, Virginia 3. Virginia radio analyst Doug Tarring says he would not make a goalie switch if he were coaching UVa, even though freshman Adam Ghitelman has six saves and has given up nine goals. He thinks Ghitelman is the team's long-term answer in goal and a game in...

By Christian Swezey | March 29, 2008; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Last Minute Updates, and a Question...

TFBO2F noticed that the Maryland athletic department is hyping today's game against Virginia with TV commercials, complete with voiceovers from football and basketball play-by-play man Johnny Holliday. Not sure we had seen those before this year. The UVa-UMd game is on ESPN2. Clearly, it's a big deal. So on the...

By Christian Swezey | March 29, 2008; 06:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Starsia Defines a Good Offense

Just spoke with Dom Starsia, the coach of top-ranked Virginia. The Cavaliers play Maryland on Saturday at noon at Byrd Stadium. Starsia defined a good offensive lacrosse team for TFBO2F. "A really good offensive team has five good options, five ways to attack. You have to be able to get...

By Christian Swezey | March 27, 2008; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Curry Weighs In

It's Wednesday. The big games are not until Saturday. Normally, TFBO2F treats this day the way Louden Swain treated that crucial weigh-in in the 1985 movie "Vision Quest." To get where we want to go, we have to make it through this first. Then Dave Curry called to "weigh in"...

By Christian Swezey | March 26, 2008; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (1)

Glading Questionable to face Johns Hopkins

Junior Danny Glading, a starting attackman for Virginia, is questionable to play against Johns Hopkins tomorrow, Coach Dom Starsia said. Glading (16 goals, 18 assists) has a strained hamstring and has not practiced this week. As a rule, the best cure for hamstring injuries is rest. "He wants to play;...

By Christian Swezey | March 21, 2008; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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