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Department: The Team

I was recruited to play at Radford.  My two favorite cousins went to Radford. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the school, moreso than any other Virginia school.  The Virginia women did not get the memo about my closeted sympathies, pummeling the Highlanders in a game that wasn’t nearly as close as the 3 – 0 score line indicates.

 

Last year Florida State ended Virginia's ACC hopes, but this year the Cavaliers returned the favor, defeating the Seminoles 2 - 1 in overtime to advance to the title game vs UNC.  The game was ragged as Virginia may have lost another starter, Anna Sumpter, who was felled in the first half.  When it mattered, Becca Jarrett "realized she had a left foot," and scored the game winner.

 

It was looking dire for Virginia with 12 minutes left in the game and the Cavaliers holding onto a 1 – 0 lead versus Duke.  Senior defender Phoebe McClernon came off with what I can only suspect was a knock.  We were already missing sophomore Claire Constant, and in the game senior Courtney Petersen had limped off the field, unable to put any weight on her left foot.  Our two outside backs were now Ashlynn Serepca and Alexa Spaanstra.  You read that correctly.  A pair of strikers were trying to contain a Duke team that would outshoot us on the night.