Allo Hello Rams! Welcome to the new week of September 10th, 2018 and if you enjoyed Week 1 of the NFL take a gander at what’s in store for your Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University this week! Also clean up the nacho dip on your face, you’re welcome. Hurricane Florence can wait a sec as we take a look at this week’s Docket!
VCU Volleyball: Slays & Sunrays OTW Back To VA!
VCU Volleyball earned some sun after a sweepful Saturday at the Seminole Volleyball Invitational. Florida State welcomed the Rams to Tallahassee with a 3-0 sweep on Friday and VCU bounced back with vengeance on the mind the following day.
The Rams smashed Florida A&M 3-1 where Vicky Giommarini put up her 4th double-double of the year with 12 kills and 10 digs. Later that afternoon, Giommarini and Tuzzolo combined for 20 kills against Southern Miss in VCU’s 3-0 sweep over the Golden Eagles. Paula Neciporuka and Jasmin Sneed represented the Black & Gold on the All-Tournament Team after a great weekend on the court.
After a week of slaying the Hoyas followed by their third invitational of the season, VCU now prepares for another long week. Fortunately, the Rams won’t have to travel too far as they begin in Blacksburg to battle Virginia Tech. Following that is the VCU Invitational inside the Siegel Center over the weekend featuring Virginia, Toledo and South Carolina.
Even with a 4-6 record, VCU Volleyball continues to gel with their players starting to get comfortable in their individual roles while gaining more team experience. Opportunity awaits the Rams against two local opponents out of the ACC and South Carolina representing the SEC. 🏐
–Tuesday, September 11th: VCU at Virginia Tech, 6 PM
VCU Invitational (All Games At Siegel Center)
–Friday, September 14th: VCU vs. Virginia, 7 PM (📺: CBS 6.3)
–Saturday, September 15th: VCU vs. Toledo, 1 PM
–Saturday, September 15th: VCU vs. South Carolina, 7 PM
VCU Women’s Soccer: Wonder-Goal! How WONDERFUL!!!
So Samantha Jerabek huh?! If you missed the 25-yard wonder strike from the Ram out of Chesterfield well watch THIS! 👀 That goal lifted the Rams (Literally!) over the Monarchs 2-1 at Norfolk. The Rams were a tad bit sluggish to start the match but as you can see VCU finished the job.
There’s just something about this VCU Women’s Soccer team this year. As cliché as that last sentence was, this Rams squad is not only in good form at 4-2 overall but they are just fun to watch. Even with a slow start where their boots seemed to be a tad heavy VCU works around it with a constant hunger for a goal.
More goals could come VCU’s way this week at Sports Backers Stadium with two home matches against Howard and UNC Greensboro. And more goals is not a bad thing. Not at all.
–Thursday, September 13th: VCU vs. Howard, 7 PM (Sports Backers Stadium)
–Sunday, September 16th: VCU vs. UNC Greensboro, 1 PM (Sports Backers Stadium)
VCU Field Hockey: McNamara Turning This Squad Around
When taking a gander at VCU Field Hockey, there are two perspectives at first glance. The bad part is that the Rams are on a 2 game losing skid after falling to William & Mary 4-2 in Williamsburg. Emily McNamara gives VCU something to talk about after she collected her 53rd career goal and 130th career point to tie the all-time school record. And there are 1⃣3⃣ games remaining at the minimum this season.
As McNamara creates history, this team still has plenty of opportunities to turn this season around. Sitting at 1-3 overall is not ideal for VCU especially when heading into their first Atlantic 10 conference game of the year. After that, the Rams head back to Cary Street to take on Towson on Sunday. Some home cooking could be on the menu for Field Hockey possibly hitting .5⃣0⃣0⃣ this week.
–Friday, September 14th: VCU vs. Saint Louis, 3 PM (Cary Street Field)
–Sunday, September 16th: VCU vs. Towson, 2 PM (Cary Street Field)
VCU Men’s Soccer: On To The Next One Mentality
Let’s keep it 💯. #4 Indiana defeating VCU 5-0 was not a shocking result. The Hoosiers are playing fantastic soccer and have people picking Indiana as early favorites in the NCAA Tournament. For VCU the score sheet didn’t do the Rams justice with all 5 goals being conceded in the 1st half. However, the Rams had a good showing in the last 45 minutes defensively holding Indiana to 3 shot attempts.
The Rams now look ahead to a more formidable opponent in Pittsburgh who sit at 1-3 but had close matches against #25 Colgate, #4 Akron and #5 UNC. VCU enters that match-up at 3-2 and looks to take some momentum with Old Dominion coming up next week. In other words: FORGET about Indiana, back to the training grounds, FOCUS on Pittsburgh.
–Tuesday, September 11th: VCU at Pittsburgh, 7 PM
This week’s docket is subject to change with Hurricane Florence nearing the East Coast. Good luck to our Rams in competition this week! Stay tuned here at VCUSports.com for game updates and other sporting happenings coming this week. Also, follow on us Twitter and hit that Like Button on Facebook while you’re at it.
Stay Safe, Stay Dry and Go Rams! #LetsGoVCU 🐏