Commonwealth Clash 4/9 Update and Look Ahead

Heading into the home stretch of competition, the Hokies lead the Hoos 7.5 to 6.5 with 8 points remaining.

This weekend, the #24 Hokies (30-5) take on the Hoos (16-21) in Softball, likely a point for VT. Also this weekend is Men's Tennis, where UVA is currently ranked #5, while the Hokies are unranked. Barring an upset, this should go to UVA.

Next weekend, I believe are the ACC Golf Championships, and I can't find any info on how good either team is.

The final contest of the month will be the Women's Lacrosse point, which will pit #7 UVA against #21 VT.

As I can't find rankings for golf, I'll go Dutch and split the points, and I'll give UVA the advantage in Lax. So,
going into the last month of competitions, I see the score being 9.5-9.5, with ACC Champs in Track and Field (Women's and Men's) and Baseball to go.

Edited to include softball.

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This weekend, the #24 Hokies (30-5) take on the Hoos (16-21), likely a point for VT.

What sport is this? Softball?

“You got one guy going boom, one guy going whack, and one guy not getting in the endzone.”
― John Madden (describing VT's offense?)

I believe so. The softball team is 30-5.

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So if there are no upsets, VT should win 11.5-10.5 if I'm reading this right.

Yes

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Nice. Thanks for posting this!

That would be some satisfaction.

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Hey, ANYTHING to eat at their souls & existence.

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Trying to find some info on the golf team, here are the results from each teams most recent tournaments.
Tech
1. Georgia Southern 290-280-268=838 (-26)
2. East Tennessee State 285-280-286=851 (-13)
3. Notre Dame 288-287-286=861 (-3)
4. Mississippi State 283-285-294=862 (-2)
5. Kentucky 289-291-285=865 (+1)
6. College of Charleston 283-292-293=868 (+4)
7. Virginia Tech 304-289-286=879 (+15)
8. Middle Tennessee State 292-300-291=883 (+19)
9. Minnesota 295-299-292=886 (+22)
10. Georgia State 299-302-288=889 (+25)
11. UAB 292-298-300=890 (+26)
12. Army 296-300-295=891 (+27)
13. Maryland 301-300-302=903 (+39)
14. Lipscomb 295-309-304=908 (+44)
LOLUVA
1. South Carolina 279-286-277-842
2. Kansas 282-287-280-849
3. Col. of Charleston 285-277-292-854
4. Missouri 279-296-282-857
5. Kent State 280-284-295-859
6. Iowa State 287-292-282-861
7. NC State 291-290-281-862
8. Kentucky 291-292-281-863
9. West Virginia 287-287-291-865
10. Duke 287-293-287-867
11. Purdue 289-295-285-869
11. Virginia 286-290-293-869
13. Wisconsin 286-297-288-871
14. Middle Tennessee State 289-298-293-880
15. Ole Miss 288-294-300-882

What am I looking at?

Team standings from each teams most recent tournament

Cumulative score for all players on each team for the three days of the tournament they played in

Looks like College of Charleston is a good comparison since they were in both tournaments.

Looks like CofC beat VT by 11 strokes and they beat UVA by 15 strokes.

So if these tournament scores are comparable at all (minimal golf knowledge), then it looks like UVA and VT golf are similar level.

Edit: Just now see the post below about respective ranks - looks like my ballpark comparison is off.

but CofC shot 14 strokes different between those two tournaments, Kentucky and Middle Tenn St are better comparisons as they shot about the same on both, but the courses may also play to a teams strengths in diff ways. Who knows, the difference in 100 and 60 in college golf may be very small and the right course could have Tech finish ahead of uva

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Yeah, like I said I don't have much golf knowledge besides the basics. I was just trying to find a ballpark comparison in the results.

Your link to the rankings is much more useful! Thanks! Looks like UVA is far ahead in golf.

Uva's women golf is ranked #17, Tech is #49 . Men's golf, UVa at 59 and Tech at 100. So not looking good there, but golf seems like a uva sport.

Source: http://golfstat.com/index.cfm?event=public.teamRanking

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Hokie softball sweeps LOLUVa, but men's tennis falls to the Hoos.

That puts us up 8.5-7.5

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Just a reminder, three clash points will be decided over the next few days:
Men's Golf (higher finish in ACC championship, 4/18-4/20)
Women's Golf (higher finish in ACC championship, 4/18-4/20)
Women's Lacrosse (winner of head to head, 4/20)

Fun fact: since the dawn of the clash, we have never scored a point in either Men's or Women's golf (see: my theory that spring sports exist to give LOLUVa a chance at winning this whole thing). Losing all three points this weekend pretty much guarantees the hoos a win this year. Going 2-1 would be huge, giving us a two point lead. However, I suspect we'll be all knotted up at 9.5 come Sunday, with three more points left to score. The good news is that we have traditionally done very well in the track competitions so we should be favored to close out the clash 2-1 to win it for a third year in a row. 🤞🤞

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VT plays sports after March madness ends, who knew.

Jesus the collapse happened fast.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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kind of expected. Doesn't matter too much so long as we win in lacrosse.

What is, a phrase typically uttered by LOLUVa fans after washing out of march madness (I said typically).

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And while we've already swept UVA handily in softball, I would urge all here to keep an eye on our softball team. They're playing lights out and have a good chance to make some noise post season. You can catch most games (I go to hokiesports.com, softball, schedule for streaming link) and while our pitching has been really good, our hitting has been superlative. Lots of fun, if I were in the 'Burg, I'd be at their games.

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Damnit lost at Lax too, after having the lead until less than 10 to play. Well shit that's probably the clash this year.

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So that means we need to sweep men's and women's track and baseball.

Not looking good, kids.

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Tomorrow will be pivotal for the track championships. Currently the LOLUVa women lead the tech ladies by 6
points. The LOLUVa men are actually sitting in first place with 77 the good guys back 17 points. Third place FSU is way back with 34.5.

So yeah, we need to straight up dominate the Saturday events on both sides to make up the deficits...

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What!! Track is Tech's sport usually WTH.

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Actually, we appear to be doing pretty well, just not as well as them. There are still a ton of events tomorrow, but I'd just always rather be ahead going into the home stretch.

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Scheduling. Our strong events aren't first day.

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Still only won by 6 and women got crushed by FSU.

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Maybe you should have a chat with the teams...

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Ok. Historically the teams have don't better than that. Same with swimming.

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Vtnerf is 100% correct. Track and field meet scheduling and different teams strengths/weaknesses has a lot to do with how the leaderboards changes

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By finishing ahead of the Lady Hokies in track and field I think LOLUVA wins the clash this year. Ending two straight years for Tech sports.

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That's correct. LOLUVa stands at 11.5 and we are at 9.5 with only the baseball point up for grabs. Personally, if we pull of a baseball win, I'm gonna blame women's lacrosse and women's b-ball as both blew leads to give LOLUVa the points to win it this year.

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But we still beat them in football.

Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Which means we still have THE Commonwealth Cup