WASHINGTON, DC. (CBS19 SPORT)-- The UVA women's basketball team capped their road trip with a 74-60 win over American to move to 5-0 for the first time since 2015. In just their first 5 games UVA women's basketball has already tied last year's win record. 

American started off strong making 5 of it's 6 shots to get the early lead but the Hoos would rally back. All it took was a 3 pointer from Taylor Valladay and the Cavaliers were back in the drivers seat.

Coming into the second quarter the Hoos only extended the lead. But an and-one for the Eagles with 1:30 left in the first half pulled them to within four. Sam Brunelle made a layup to start the final minute to give UVA a 35-29 lead, but American scored in the final seconds of the fame to make it 35-31 at the break.

After American twice cut the deficit to two points, UVA went on a 7-0 run, capped by a Carole Miller three-pointer to take a 46-37 lead with 6:12 remaining in the third. It would be the last field goal the Cavaliers would make until Valladay hit a layup with 27 seconds left in the quarter, but they managed to retain the lead by scoring at the free throw line, taking a 50-44 lead into the fourth quarter.

Cady Pauley hit a three-pointer to open the final period, building the lead back up to nine, 53-44. A Valladay layup gave UVA its first double-digit lead, 55-44, 45 seconds later. Valladay added two more buckets to extend UVA’s run to 9-0 and their lead to 59-44. UVA built up a 71-52 advantage with 3:20 remaining. American scored four points in the last minute of play to cut the final deficit to 14 points.