Virginia Dominates Blue Ridge Conference Clash

The Virginia Cavaliers flexed plenty of muscle this past weekend, outscoring their opponents by a combined 33-4 in route to 3 consecutive Blue Ridge Conference wins. The Cav’s, UNC, JMU and Radford converged onto Charlottesville, VA on Sunday for a full day of DI and DII match ups.

With the 3 wins, the Caveliers move to 5-1 on the year, with their lone defeat coming at the hands of United States Naval Academy (DI 4-0).

According to UVA Senior Nicolaas Drapanas, the Cavs depth at midfield is a huge part of their success this season, as they have 5 and sometimes 6 midfield lines they can run on any given weekend. The Cav’s also sport 5 returning starters on defense which allows a meager 3.6 goals per game.

James Madison, who were playing their first games of the season, went 1-1 on the day. The Dukes dropped a hard fought game to the host Cavs 7-4 but rebounded to take down North Carolina, 6-4. The Tarheels picked up a 12-9 victory over Radford, before falling to the Cav’s and JMU.

Radford was also playing their initial “real” games of the 2018 campaign. The Highlanders went toe-to-toe with UNC before falling 12-9,  then laid an egg versus UVA, 17-0. Despite the stat sheet the Highlanders were exited about being back on the field and competing this year, after playing just 2 games in 2017.

Here is a run down on all the scores from Sunday.


UNC 12, Radford 9

UVA 17, Radord 0

JMU 6, UNC 4

UVA 9, UNC, 0

Virginia will be back in action against undefeated Temple on 4/7. The Tarheels will face East Carolina that same day. Radford returns to action on 4/8 to battle Hampden-Sydney. JMU will host the Madison Mayhem Tournamentt starting on 3/31.

Margaret Moore contributed to this article.

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