Welcome to a new week of Black & Gold goodness Ram Fans! The Docket for the week of November 12th, 2018 gets legen…wait for it…dary in the Legends Classic plus VCU Volleyball prepares to defend their Atlantic 10 crown and so much more! Enough intro mumbo jumbo let’s look at what’s on the Docket this week!
VCU Volleyball: A-10 Tourney Heads To Siegel
VCU Volleyball celebrated Senior Day in celebration of Julia Adler and Tori Baldwin before taking on Davidson. The Rams handled business against the Wildcats with a 3-0 win to collect the A-10 Regular Season Championship and the #1 seed in the A-10 Tournament.
The Rams get an extra day of preparation with a bye on Friday awaiting the winner of the first A-10 Quarterfinal match. VCU will take on either #4 George Mason or #5 Saint Louis in the A-10 Semi-Finals on Saturday. George Mason is the only A-10 team that defeated VCU this season.
#3 La Salle battles #6 Duquesne in the second A-10 quarterfinal. The winner of that clash faces #2 Dayton in the A-10 Semi-Finals. Prepare for plenty of kills, digs, and rallies over the weekend as VCU aims for back to back A-10 Volleyball championships on their home turf. 🏐
A-10 Volleyball Tournament, Siegel Center
All Matches on ESPN+
Friday, November 16th: A-10 Quarterfinals
Match 1: #4 George Mason vs. #5 Saint Louis, 2 PM
Match 2: #3 La Salle vs. #6 Duquesne, 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 17th: A-10 Semi-Finals
#1 VCU vs. Match 1 Winner, 2 PM
#2 Dayton vs. Match 2 Winner, 4:30 PM
Sunday, November 18th: A-10 Championship at 12 PM
VCU Men’s Soccer: At The Mercy Of The Selection Committee
Saint Louis did not go as planned for VCU Men’s Soccer in the A-10 Semi-Finals. #4 Rhode Island landed the upset off a deflection and a chip resulting in 1-0 result over VCU. Rhode Island ended up hoisting the A-10 crown with a 2-0 victory over #3 George Mason in the Final.
Frustration looms over VCU with the hand that was dealt in elimination. However, the season is not over for the Rams…not yet. The NCAA Selection committee will reveal the bracket for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament and VCU hopes to see their name on the board.
There are 24 at-large bids up for grabs and with the chaos in other conference tournaments mixed with upsets, VCU has a chance to qualify. We soon shall see. ⚽️
Monday, November 12th: NCAA Men’s Soccer Bracket Reveal (NCAA.com)
*UPDATE (Nov. 12th @ 1:10 PM): VCU Men’s Soccer did not qualify for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. The Rams finished the 2018 season at 10-6-2 overall and 6-1-1 in Atlantic 10 Play.
VCU Men’s Basketball: Going For 3️⃣ To Start The Week
A 2-0 start for VCU Men’s Basketball with a pair of 69-57 victories of Gardner-Webb and Hampton at the Siegel Center. Action in the Legends Classic continues for the Rams in their second game of the Richmond Regional versus Bowling Green.
The Falcons come into Siegel Center to shake things off from their 84-80 defeat at St. John’s last week. Bowling Green was just two points away from the Red Storm until a last-second BGSU turnover turned into two St. John’s free throws. BGSU shot 50% from the floor and 47.8% against St. John’s.
Justin Turner had himself a night with a team-high 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting. Dylan Frye scored 18 points and went 4-for-7 behind the three-point line. BGSU has multiple players that can shoot from anywhere so VCU needs to be on their guard in defense for 40 minutes.
De’Riante Jenkins is still under day-to-day advisory with a heel injury. Who said Mondays sucks? That’s why GAMEDAY is here to help your Monday blues with some VCU Basketball! 🏀
Legends Classic – Richmond Regional
Monday, November 12th: VCU vs. Bowling Green (7 PM, 💻: MASN & ESPN+)
VCU Women’s Basketball: Rams VS. the ACC
Two victories for VCU Women’s Basketball has the Rams feeling confident heading into a challenging second week of the season. VCU began their season with a 72-55 road win at William & Mary then defeated Longwood 84-55 on Education Day at the Siegel Center.
VCU will be tested at Chapel Hill versus North Carolina on Wednesday. The Rams head into UNC as the underdog versus the Tar Heels and look to see how good they are against Top 25 caliber competition. UNC is 2-0 on the season after a 73-60 victory over Kent State.
Following that road trip is a Sunday Funday dance back at home in RVA. VCU welcomes Wake Forest into the Siegel Center in their second contest against the ACC. The Demon Deacons improved to 3-0 after beating Richmond 62-48 at home. This will be Wake Forest’s first road contest of the season. 🏀
Wednesday, November 14th: VCU at North Carolina (11 AM)
Sunday, November 18th: VCU vs. Wake Forest (6 PM, Siegel Center)