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The Docket: Week of 10/15/18

The Docket: Week of 10/15/18

VCU is sprinting to the finish line of the Fall in hot pursuit of Atlantic 10 silverware. Multiple Ram squads are in the driving seat near the pole position with Tournament play creeping up on the next turn. For the week of October 15th, 2018 the Docket is filled with road trips, a Senior Night for Men’s Soccer and victory after victory after victory.

VCU Volleyball: Racking Up Kills & Wins On Repeat!

Make that 8⃣ consecutive wins for VCU Volleyball with the Rams getting the job done last week against the competition. A 3-0 sweep over George Mason was followed by a 3-1 win over George Washington in front of 1,000+ Ram fans. Three-time Olympic Cold Volleyball Medalist Misty-May Treanor was in attendance to see VCU Volleyball collect their eighth straight win to remain perfect in A-10 play at 7-0. 🥇

VCU remain seated on their A-10 throne and with a win over second-place Dayton, the Rams have some stretching space in their throne room. There are a handful of conference matches remaining before the A-10 Volleyball Tournament makes way to the Siegel Center featuring the top 6 teams in November. VCU is constantly improving and could be heavily favorited to defend their crown on their quest for #Back2Back A-10 Tournament Titles.

TEAM RECORD
VCU 7-0
Dayton 7-1
La Salle 4-3
George Mason 4-3
Davidson 3-4

A successful homestand at Stu leads to two road matches for VCU Volleyball upcoming. Last place Rhode Island (1-6) host a Battle of the Rams then VCU head to Fordham (2-5) to lock horns in another Rams v. Rams contest. Sharpen up those Horns precisely. 🏐

Friday, October 19th: VCU at Rhode Island (7 PM)

Sunday, October 21st: VCU at Fordham (1 PM)

VCU Women’s Soccer: Tourney Spot on 🔐!

Two victories over the week for VCU Women’s Soccer has the Rams at 7-1 in the A-10 and their spot in the A-10 Women’s Soccer tournament locked up. Hurricane Michael didn’t spoil the Rams with a 4-1 Ram-a-cane swooping Richmond off the pitch. A chip of a goal from Samantha Jerabek pushed VCU into victory lane at UMass for all 3 points in the 1-0 win.

Three points separate Saint Louis and VCU from the top spot in the Atlantic 10. Both squads have two A-10 matches remaining so the #1 seed is up for grabs come A-10 tourney time. The A-10 Women’s Soccer tournament will have the top 4 seeds host the quarterfinals on their campus sites before heading to Bajaun Field for the Semi-Finals and Championship match.

TEAM RECORD (POINTS)
Saint Louis 8-0 (24 PTS)
VCU 7-1 (21 PTS)
Fordham 6-1-1 (19 PTS)
Saint Joseph’s 6-2 (18 PTS)
George Mason 6-2 (18 PTS)

The final two matches of the season are ideal for VCU Women’s Soccer. The Rams head to Rhode Island (0-7-1, 1 PT) who sit tied for last place with Davidson and still looking for their first win of the year. Following that is the season finale at Sports Backers versus defending A-10 champs La Salle (3-5, 9 PTS) on Sunday. The Explorers sit a point outside the tournament and are scraping to get in for a chance to defend their crown.⚽️

Thursday, October 18th: VCU at Rhode Island (7 PM)

Sunday, October 21st: VCU vs. La Salle (1 PM, Cary Street Field)

VCU Men’s Soccer: A Point of Breathing Room ☝️

Four points away from Sports Backers Stadium was good for VCU Men’s Soccer, however, the Rams nearly captured six. A defensive gauntlet at Saint Louis featured six saves for VCU goalkeeper Mario Sequeira in a hard fought 0-0 draw in double overtime. Following that was a 2-1 result over George Washington thanks to goals from Martin Ngoh and Peter Pearson.

With 3 A-10 matches remaining on the schedule, VCU sits a point ahead at the top of the table. Unless a nuclear meltdown occurs, the Rams are lacing their boots for the A-10 Men’s Soccer tournament in search for their first A-10 championship. VCU has made three consecutive trips to the A-10 title game. This paragraph brought to you by the number 3⃣.

TEAM RECORD (POINTS)
VCU 4-0-1 (13 PTS)
Rhode Island 4-1 (12 PTS)
Davidson 3-0-1 (10 PTS)
Saint Louis 2-1-2 (8 PTS)
Fordham 2-2 (6 PTS)

VCU celebrates their senior class at Sports Backers with an A-10 duel versus George Mason (2-2, 6 PTS). The Patriots are one of four teams tied for 5th place so this should be anything but “friendly” on Saturday night. ⚽️

Saturday, October 20th: VCU vs. George Mason (7 PM, Cary Street Field)

VCU Field Hockey: A Bumpy Road Trip

The tough terrain of two road games for VCU Field Hockey had the Rams finish at .500 upon the last exit. Their first stop was at #13 Saint Joseph’s last Friday where the Hawks soared over VCU 3-1 to take first place in the A-10. Emily McNamara bounced the Rams back at La Salle with her second game-winning goal in overtime to give VCU the 2-1 victory. 👏

There are three games left this season including two conference games for VCU. At the moment the Rams sit in second place at 5-1 in the Atlantic 10 which would be good enough to qualify for the A-10 Tournament. The top four A-10 teams will head to Ellen Ryan Field in November clashing for an A-10 Field Hockey championship.

Looking at the A-10 standings, 1st place thru 4th place is separated by one result. Meaning that every result could shake things up in the Atlantic 10:

TEAM RECORD
#13 Saint Joseph’s 5-0
VCU 5-1
UMass 5-2
Saint Francis (PA) 4-3
Lock Haven 2-3

VCU has two home matches at Cary Street Field this week. Lock Haven takes on the Rams on Friday followed by a non-conference matchup versus Wake Forest on Sunday. 🏑

Friday, October 19th: VCU vs. Lock Haven (3 PM, Cary Street Field)

Sunday, October 21st: VCU vs. Wake Forest (12 NOON, Cary Street Field)

VCU Men’s Basketball: The Black & Gold Game‼️

It’s the most wonderful time of the year besides Christmas…VCU BASKETBALL RETURNS! VCU Men’s Basketball takes the floor inside the Siegel Center for their annual Black & Gold game on Saturday. Admission is free and is always a good time seeing a preview of what’s to come upon the tip-off. Also, Coach Rhoades hyping the crowd on the mic and from the bench is also a sight to see.

Did we mention the FREE part? Pretty sure we did.

Saturday, October 20th: VCU Black & Gold Game (4 PM, Siegel Center)

Good luck to our Rams as another week in the Atlantic 10 gets underway! Stay tuned to VCUSports.com for the latest game recaps and give us a follow on Twitter plus a Facebook like. Pretty Please? We love you and #LetsGoVCU 🐏

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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