Monday, January 22, 2018
Â The United States U-20 Women’s National Team is through to the semifinals of the 2018 CONCACAF Championships and looking to punch a ticket to the U-20 Women’s World Cup. That semifinal appearance came through the contributions of three current Virginia women’s soccer players as goalkeeper Laurel Ivory, forward/midfielder Taryn Torres and midfielder/defender Zoe Morse are all on the team and started the opening match. In fact, Torres scored the opening goal of the Championships for the U.S. in a win over Nicaragua. The final match of the group will come at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday (Jan. 23) against Mexico.
Former #UVAWGOLF-er Lauren Coughlin and former #UVAFB player Jon Pond tied the knot last weekend at the University Chapel. This week they’re off to the Bahamas for their honeymoon, with one slight sidetrack. Coughlin is in the Bahamas to start the 2018 LPGA season. The Tour’s opening event -Â the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic – runs Jan. 25-28.
Hoos going to #SBLII
The Cavaliers have two alums headed to the Super Bowl as members of the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive back Rodney McLeod talks about the Eagles’ NFC Championship win in this piece from Philly’s CBS affiliate and Chris Long is featured in this USA Today For the Win piece.
Former #UVAMTEN player Dominic Inglot has advanced to the quarterfinals in men’s doubles at the Australian Open. Inglot will be making his third career appearance in the quarters at the Open on Tuesday. His best-ever finish at a Grand Slam was as a semifinalist at the 2015 US Open.