On March 24, the UVA Men’s Team lost to Wake Forest by a score of 27-13. The morning of the game, UVA traveled up to Danville, VA due to field conditions. On a waterlogged field, UVA struggled to play its backs oriented game. The backline effort was led by the hard running of Left Wing Robbie Hemstreet
, who scored a try in the game, and Scrumhalf Chris Curtin
, who touched down one try and had another one called back for being held up in the try zone. Inside Center Sean Farias
also contributed with a strong effort defensively with a slew of big hits. Outside Center Julian Henderson
and Right Wing Pat Brown
had a tremendous sequence of grubber kicks that almost led to a try, which was ultimately disallowed as a knock-on.
The UVA forwards had a gutsy performance playing against a much bigger Wake Forest Pack. 8 Man Zack Addis
and Tighthead Prop John Thompson
led the defensive effort with strong tackles that were able to drive back the Wake Forest pack. Lock Joey Murphy
, Loosehead Prop Kevin McGrath, and Flanker Andrew Vivirito
also contributed with a series of punishing runs. Hooker Dixie Moffett and Lock Eddie Bittner
won almost every offensive line-out and the pack as a whole was consistently able to drive down the field with a series of mauls. Flanker Cam King and Flanker sub Chris Millisits
also added solid performances with their great rucking. The team is now 2-1 on the season and 1-1 in league play.