Monday, January 29, 2018
Former #UVAWTEN standout Danielle Collins, a two-time NCAA singles champion and three-time All-American, took the next step in her professional career on Sunday when she won her first WTA title at the Oracle Challenger Series. Collins went 5-0 through the week-long event, culminating with a come-from-behind win in the finals over Russia’s Sofya Zhuk.
The United States Under-20 Women’s [Soccer] National Team earned a berth in the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup over the weekend by advancing to the finals of the 2018 CONCACAF Championships in Trinidad & Tobago. The feat was accomplished in no small part due to the contributions of members of the Virginia women’s soccer team. Goalkeeper Laurel Ivory, midfielder/defender Zoe Morse and forward/midfielder Taryn Torres all played for the U.S. squad. In the semifinal match against Haiti, which went to penalty kicks after playing to a draw in regulation, saw Torres hit the first penalty kick for the United States while Morse hit the clinching kick to send America into the finals.