AAA: Gas prices fall into autumn

AAAAutumn officially began on September 23, and for motorists across the country gas prices are falling like leaves.  The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.34 per gallon Friday, down two cents in the past week and the lowest price since Valentine’s Day.  Friday’s average is nine cents less than one month ago and nine cents less than one year ago. Continue reading

Dukes Fall 4-0 at No. 19 Old Dominion

jmuThe James Madison field hockey squad dropped a 4-0 decision to No. 19 Old Dominion on Sunday afternoon at LR Hill Sports Complex in Norfolk, Virginia.

The Dukes fell to 6-2 on the year, with both losses coming against ranked opponents (Sept. 14 vs. No. 13 Northwestern, 2-1 OT loss). The Monarchs improved to 5-4 on the season. Continue reading

No. 3 Virginia Field Hockey Dominates Vermont, 8-0

uva field hockeyThe No. 3 Virginia field hockey team (9-2, 3-0 ACC) closed out a three-game home stand with an 8-0 victory over Vermont (0-9) on Sunday (Sept. 28) at University Hall Turf Field.

Virginia allowed the Catamounts one shot in the game while taking 43. Sophomore striker Riley Tata (Virginia Beach, Va.) had her first career hat trick, scoring three goals. Freshman midfielder Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, N.J.) scored a goal with two assists. Junior Tollie Bell (Norfolk, Va.) scored Virginia’s eighth goal in the final minute of play, the first goal of her collegiate career. Continue reading

No. 2 Virginia Edged at No. 5 Florida State 1-0

uva soccerThe second-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to No. 5 Florida State 1-0 Sunday at the Seminole Soccer Complex. The Cavaliers, who entered the game as the nation’s only undefeated/untied team, fell to 10-1 overall (2-1 ACC), while the Seminoles improved to 10-1 overall (3-0 ACC). Continue reading

Cavaliers Take Another Step Forward

UVA FootballFive games into the season, the UVa football team already has surpassed its 2013 victory total.

As achievements go, that’s a modest one. The Cavaliers, after all, finished 2-10 last season. Still, there have been unmistakable signs of progress from head coach Mike London’s fifth team at Virginia, and more were evident Saturday at Scott Stadium. Continue reading

Shai McKenzie suffers torn ACL; to miss remainder of year

VaTechVirginia Tech head athletic trainer Mike Goforth announced Sunday that true freshman running back Shai McKenzie suffered a tear of his right ACL in Saturday’s game against Western Michigan and will miss the remainder of the season. It is the same knee McKenzie hurt last September when he was a senior in high school. Continue reading