Local Olympian update: Hucles golden again


Angela Hucles won her first gold medal in 2004 in Athens.
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For the second time in as many Olympics, UVA alumna and former Cavalier midfielder Angela Hucles has won a gold medal as a member of the U.S. Women's National soccer team. This morning, the Americans beat Brazil in a thrilling defensive showdown, in which neither team allowed a goal until the 98th minute, when Hucles' teammate Carli Lloyd finally put the ball in the net to give the U.S. a 1-0 victory.

While Hucles didn't score in this match, she does end her Beijing games with four goals in six contests, leading all scorers on the U.S. team.

The win also brings the final medal count for Team UVA to four. In addition to 2000 grad Hucles, Lindsay Shoop '03 won gold as a member of the U.S. women's eight rowing team, Wyatt Allen '04 won a bronze as a member of the men's eight squad, and Melanie Kok '07 won bronze as one half of the Canadian women's lightweight double sculls team. At the time of this post, that's more medals than have been won by countries like India, Mexico, Greece, Portugal, Austria, Thailand, or Argentina, to name a few.

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Congratulations to Hucles and especially to Lindsay Shoop, a real Charlottesville person from diapers to high school to college and more!!!