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Dec. 9, 1997

This Week in Virginia Sports

Date:    December  9,  1997    Subject:  Univ. of Virginia Fall-Winter Sports
Wednesday, Dec. 10    MEN'S BASKETBALL--CONNECTICUT *      HOME    7:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 12       Men's Soccer--St. Louis(NCAA Semi-Finals)   HTS-TV    Richmond    6:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 13     Men's Basketball--Va. Commonwealth  HTS-TV    U. of Rich.    7:30 PM
Sunday, Dec.14        Men's Soccer--NCAA  Finals    Richmond    1:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 22       MEN'S BASKETBALL--VMI *    HOME    7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec. 27     Men's Basketball--Nebraska(@Rainbow Classic)    Honolulu    10:30 PM
Sunday, Dec. 28       Women's Basketball--California    Away    5:00 PM
Monday, Dec. 29       Wrestling--Midlands Champ.    Away
                      Men's Basketball--Rainbow Classic    Honolulu    TBA
Tuesday, Dec. 30      Wrestling--Midlands Champ.    Away
                      Men's Basketball--Rainbow Classic    Honolulu    TBA
                      Women's Basketball--Santa Clara    Away    7:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 2        WOMEN'S BASKETBALL--FLORIDA ST. *    HOME    6:00 PM
Saturday, Jan. 3      Wrestling--Dallas Duals    Away
                      Swimming--Georgia Diving Invit.    Away
Sunday, Jan. 4        Men's Basketball--Wake Forest   RJ-TV    U. of Rich.    1:00 PM
                      Swimming--Georgia Diving Invit.    Away
Monday, Jan. 5        Women's Basketball--Clemson    Away    7:00 PM
                      Swimming--Georgia Diving Invit.    Away
Wednesday, Jan. 7     MEN'S BASKETBALL--LIBERTY  *    HOME    7:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 8      WOMEN'S BASKETBALL--MARYLAND *    HOME    7:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 9        Wrestling--Virginia Duals    Hampton
Saturday, Jan. 10     Wrestling--Virginia Duals    Hampton
                      Men's Basketball--North Carolina  RJ-ESPN 2  TV    Away    1:30 PM
Sunday, Jan. 11       WOMEN'S BASKETBALL--NC STATE  *  HTS-TV    HOME    12:30 PM
Monday, Jan. 12       Men's Basketball--Virginia Tech  * RSN-TV    Roanoke    7:00 PM
                      Swimming--Rowan     Away    3:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 15     MEN'S BASKETBALL--GEORGIA TECH  * RJ-TV    HOME    8:00 PM
                      Women's Basketball--North Carolina    Away    7:00 PM
#Klöckner Stadium; +Memorial Gym; %Smith Aquatics Center; *University Hall

Charlottesville...UVa's fall sports have now almost finished the championship portion of their seasons, while the winter sports are well under way. The year to date record is 95-34-4(72.9%).

FOOTBALL: Coach: George Welsh, 16th season at Virginia, record: 112-72-3). 1997-98 record: 7-4. The season is now complete.

MEN'S SOCCER: Coach: George Gelnovatch, second season at Virginia, record: 34-6-6. 1997-98 record, 18-3-3. Last week, UVa played American Univ. in the NCAA Quarterfinals(2-1 overtime won). This week, UVa plays in the NCAA Championships weekend at Richmond. The Cavaliers face St. Louis in the semifinals at 6:00 PM on Friday, Dec. 12(HTS-TV). The finals are Sun., Dec. 14, at 1:00 PM.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Coach: Jeff Jones, eighth season at Virginia, record: 139-87. 1997-98 record, 4-2. Last week, UVa played Appalachian St.(62-54 won) and Duke(103-59 loss). Coming up, UVa plays Connecticut(Wed., Dec. 10, 7:30 PM, University Hall), VCU(Sat., Dec. 13, 7:30 PM, Univ. of Richmond, HTS-TV), VMI(Mon., Dec. 22, 7:30 PM, University Hall), Nebraska in the Rainbow Classic(Sat., Dec. 27, 10:30 PM, Honolulu), TBA in the Rainbow Classic(Mon., Dec. 29, TBA, Honolulu), TBA in the Rainbow Classic(Tue., Dec. 30, TBA, Honolulu), Wake Forest(Sun., Jan. 4, 1:00 PM, Univ. of Richmond, RJ-TV), Liberty(Wed., Jan. 7, 7:30 PM, University Hall), North Carolina(Sat., Jan. 10, 1:30 PM, away, RJ-ESPN 2-TV), and Virginia Tech(Mon., Jan. 12, 7:00 PM, Roanoke, RSN-TV).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Coach: Debbie Ryan, 20th season at Virginia, record: 469-156. 1997-98 record, 7-1. Last week, UVa played St. Francis(PA)(79-60 won), Georgia Tech(84-65 loss), and Mt. St. Mary's(63-37 won). Coming up, UVa plays California(Sun., Dec. 28, 5:00 PM, away), Santa Clara(Tue., Dec. 30, 7:30 PM, away), Florida St.(Fri., Jan. 2, 6:00 PM, University Hall), Clemson(Mon., Jan. 5, 7:00 PM, away), Maryland(Thur., Jan. 8, 7:30 PM, University Hall), and NC State(Sun., Jan. 11, 12:30 PM, University Hall, HTS-TV).

SWIMMING: Coach: Mark Bernardino, 20th season at Virginia, record: 123-75 men, 138-57-1. 1997-98 record, 3-0 men, 2-1 women. Last week, UVa hosted an Invitational Meet( men's team, second; women's team, first ). Coming up, UVa has action at the Georgia Diving Invitational(Sat.-Mon., Jan. 3-5, away) and Rowan(Mon., Jan.12, 3:30 PM, away).

WRESTLING: Coach: Lenny Bernstein, fifth season at Virginia, record: 32-28. 1997-98 record, 1-0. Last week, UVa wrestled VMI(31-13 won) and went to the Penn St. Open(individual results only). Coming up, UVa goes to the Midlands Championships(Mon.-Tue., Dec. 29-30, Evanston, IL), the Dallas Duals(Sat., Jan. 3, away), and the Virginia Duals(Fri.-Sat., Jan. 9-10, @Hampton).

INDOOR TRACK: Coach: Randy Bungard, first season at Virginia, record: no dual meets. 1997-98 record, no dual meets. Last week, UVa opened its season Dec. 5, with a meet at Fork Union(individual results only). Coming up, UVa has no action until Jan. 23-24(USAIR Invit.). -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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