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The Docket: Week of 10/8/18

The Docket: Week of 10/8/18

Atlantic 10 conference play is running right along for your VCU Rams along with the Docket for this week! If you are a fan of the Rams, well then you’re in pretty good spirits with VCU sitting quite high above the A-10 table. The docket this week is full of conference challenges throughout for the Rams as the Black & Gold prepares to defend their throne.

VCU Field Hockey: Stronghold Gets Road Tested This Week

After the final horn at Cary Street Field, VCU Field Hockey is 7-5 overall and remained unbeaten in A-10 play at 4-0. The previous week was a sour step mixed with heartbreak in a 2-1 overtime upset versus Rider at home. The defense bounced back tremendously in their conference match versus Massachusetts by holding the Minutewomen to only one shot on target.

Emily McNamara scored both goals against UMass in VCU’s 2-0 win. McNamara leads the Rams with 19 goals on the season and leads the Atlantic 10 in scoring. There are only two remaining unbeaten teams in the A-10: VCU (4-0) and #16 Saint Joseph’s (3-0).

That collision for first place in the conference will go down on the road for the Rams this week. Following that, VCU takes on La Salle in Philadelphia on Sunday. The Explorers (0-3) are still searching for their first conference win at the bottom of the A-10 table.🏑

Friday, October 12th: VCU at #16 Saint Joseph’s (3 PM)

Sunday, October 14th: VCU at La Salle (1 PM)

VCU Men’s Soccer: Learning While Winning

Three straight victories for VCU Men’s Soccer has the Rams in a good spot currently. Even with 9 points and a 3-0 record in the A-10, this squad is still learning quality game lessons while staying ahead of the pack.

Last week the Black & Gold started versus UMass at Sports Backers Stadium. VCU learned how to weather the storm in the early minutes of the match which was followed by Siad Haji thunder striking the goal twice in the victory. 🤟

Against Duquesne, head coach Dave Giffard was satisfied with getting 3 points in VCU’s 2-0 win to remain perfect in the Atlantic 10. However, as a team VCU needs to learn how to keep their foot on the gas according to coach Giffard. In simple terms, VCU has to keep on attacking and defending at high levels for a full 90 minutes.

On the bright side, winning does make criticism less harsh. VCU is in hopes that the winning will continues this week on the road at Saint Louis (1-1-1, 4 points) followed by George Washington (0-2, 0 points) in the Washington D.C. ⚽️

Wednesday, October 10th: VCU at Saint Louis (8 PM)

Saturday, October 13th: VCU at La Salle (2 PM)

VCU Volleyball: The Crown Is STILL Worn By The Rams 👑

Atlantic 10’s reigning Volleyball champions are still playing like champions. VCU Volleyball improved to 5-0 in conference play and still stands atop the conference. Overall the Rams are 10-7 and running along on a 6 game winning streak.

Last week was an easy week with one match at Davidson. Vicky Giommarini scored 1⃣4⃣ kills to lead the Black & Gold in a 3-0 sweep on the road. With that win, VCU has won 2⃣1⃣ straight games against Atlantic 10 opponents. Talk about a vicious reign from above.

Will the Black & Gold dominance continue this week? VCU will be in their castle aka the Siegel Center to take on third place George Mason (4-1). After this duel, George Washington (2-3) awaits a conference clash on Sunday inside the Stu. 🏐

Friday, October 12th: VCU vs. George Mason (7 PM, Siegel Center)

Sunday, October 14th: VCU vs. George Washington (1 PM, Siegel Center) (📺: CBS 6.3, ESPN+)

VCU Women’s Soccer: Streak Broken, Top Spot on Radar

Even with a streak no longer active, VCU Women’s Soccer is still working at high levels on the pitch in the Atlantic 10. After putting Davidson through a 3-1 clinic at Sports Backers Stadium, VCU suffered their first A-10 defeat at Saint Joseph’s with the Hawks scoring two first-half goals.

That defeat did break VCU’s 7 match winning streak and dropped the Rams to 5-1 in the A-10. With four conference matches remaining, VCU sits in third place with 15 points; Saint Louis leads the A-10 at 6-0 with 18 points. Making the A-10 Women’s Soccer Tournament is a high probability for VCU. Depending on the next round of results could line up the Rams as a higher seed for the tournament later in October.

VCU Women’s Soccer will celebrate Senior Night at Sports Backers Stadium with a good ol’ fashion Commonwealth Derby versus Richmond (1-4-1, 4 Points). Following that result is a road match between 3rd vs. 4th in VCU versus UMass (4-1-1, 13 Points) at Amherst. ⚽️

Thursday, October 11th: VCU vs. Richmond (7 PM, Siegel Center)

Sunday, October 14th: VCU at UMass (1 PM)

GAMEDAY will be heating up this week with the Black & Gold taking on the Atlantic 10. Good luck to the Rams and stay tuned to VCUSports.com for recaps and other Black & Gold info! Also, follow the Twitter and Like the Facebook. Much Appreciated and Go Rams! #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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