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.
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.
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.