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Playoff Futbol! #2 VCU Men’s Soccer Begins A-10 Tournament at Home

Playoff Futbol! #2 VCU Men’s Soccer Begins A-10 Tournament at Home

VCU Men’s Soccer finished in the top 4 of the Atlantic 10 as A-10 playoff soccer begins preparation. The Rams collected the #2 seed and will start their postseason chase at Sports Backers Stadium.

Top 4!!!!

VCU finished conference play with a 6-2 record and 18 points this season. There was a 3-way tie for second place between VCU, George Washington, and Dayton. A goal-differential tiebreaker put VCU in second while GW took third and Dayton finished fourth.

UMass grabbed the Atlantic 10 regular season title and #1 seed by a single point. The Minutemen finished the year at 6-1-1 and 19 points.

The top 4 seeds in the 2017 A-10 Men’s Soccer Championship were rewarded with hosting their A-10 Quarterfinal match on their home turf. For #2 VCU, the Rams will host #7 Saint Bonaventure at Sports Backers Stadium.

Run It Back

These two teams recently battled in their regular season finale in the Empire State. The Bonnies got the 2-1 result that night which has the Rams wanting a taste of revenge in the post-season. Rafael Andrade Santos was the lone goal scorer for VCU in that contest.

Conference Productivity

Numerous players for the Black & Gold are producing quality play during A-10 Play. Senior midfielder Rafael Santos sits 3rd in goals scored with 9 for the Rams. Freshman Siad Haji is tied for 1st place in assists with 8 on the season.

Mario Sequeira made an impact in his freshman year as VCU’s starting goalkeeper. Sequeira has only conceded 10 goals in A-10 Play and has the 2nd best Goals Against Average at 0.73 GGA. His saving percentage sits at .796 which is 3rd best in the A-10.

As a squad, VCU has the 3rd best team in goal production with 32 goals scored and 27 assists on the year.

#2 VCU vs. #7 Saint Bonaventure takes place on November 5th in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals. Kick-off will begin at 7 PM at Sports Backers Stadium on the A-10 Network.

Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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