Allo Hello Ram Fans and welcome back to the Docket! Fall Season is underway indeed and for the week of August 27th, 2018 there are plenty of games to watch featuring your VCU Rams. From a volleyball match showcasing NCAA tournament quality teams to more futbol at home and the road…let’s jump into it!
Rewind With Recaps
VCU Volleyball: The Competition Ranks Up
After a battle-tested road trip at the N.C. State Invitational, VCU Volleyball has a stacked week of matches upcoming. The Rams were tested by the Wolfpack of N.C. State which included a comeback from 2-0 down but NCST held VCU in the 5th set tie-breaker. In their final game, the Black & Gold fell to Washington State 3-0. Even at 0-2 to start the campaign, there is no need for alarm heading into the week for VCU Volleyball.
This week starts on a Monday (Literally) with the Rams home opener against Wichita State. Both squads made the NCAA Tournament last season so fireworks are scheduled to fly all over the Siegel Center. The Shockers finished last season 29-4 overall and enter this season as the preseason favorite in the American conference. Following that, VCU prepares for the Seton Hall Classic in New Jersey where the Rams look for some quality resume wins on the road.
–Monday, August 27th: VCU vs. Wichita State (Siegel Center, 5 PM) (📺: CBS 6.3)
–Friday, August 31st: VCU at Seton Hall (Seton Hall Classic, 7 PM)
–Saturday, September 1st: VCU vs. Oklahoma (Seton Hall Classic, 1 PM)
–Saturday, September 1st: VCU vs. Pittsburgh (Seton Hall Classic, 4 PM)
VCU Women’s Soccer: Hot Boots Incoming!! 🔥🔥
The soccer ball after VCU’s 3-1 victory over High Point was probably happier that the 90 minutes was done than the Panthers. VCU took 29 total strikes and 10 corner kicks compared to High Point’s 6 strikes and 0 corner kicks. A dominant display indeed including goals from Samantha Jerabek and Stephanie Stahl. (RECAP Link HERE!👋)
Sitting at 2-1 overall, the Rams look really good in the early stages of matches. There is plenty of upside with VCU’s core of forwards who LOVE to strike the soccer ball at any chance. Let’s hope this good run of matches continue as the Rams go for their third consecutive victory on the road this week.
–Friday, August 31st: VCU at Northern Iowa at 4:30 PM
VCU Men’s Soccer: A Stumble Then A Bounce Back
Friday was not a good night for VCU Men’s Soccer but Sunday definitely was. The Rams fell 0-2 to Georgia Southern in a match where VCU just could not muster up a goal and the Eagles capitalized. Sunday was a different story against Radford as Joseph Gonnella, Eli Lockaby and Jared Greene scored in VCU’s 3-0 win.
Two matches await the Rams at Sports Backers this week. First up is Temple who is in the middle of a 4 match road trip down the East Coast followed by Santa Clara on Sunday. Fingers crossed for more results similar to the Radford match…but with more goals right? Exactly. 🤞
–Friday, August 31st: VCU vs. Temple (Sports Backers at 7 PM)
–Sunday, September 2nd: VCU vs. Santa Clara (Sports Backers at 7 PM)
VCU Field Hockey: Lessons Learned on the Road
Field Hockey finished the River Hawk Classic at 1-1. VCU collided with a familiar team from the CAA in Hofstra where the Rams fell 2-3 in a penalty shootout. Bryant University felt the wrath of the Rams in a consolation game; The Rams outshot Bryant 1⃣7⃣-1 and won the game 2-1.
Emily McNamara is in goal scoring form early this season with 3 goals for the Rams during the tournament. The team as a whole is shooting on all cylinders offensively and looking to score more against American on Sunday at Cary Street Field.
–Sunday, September 2nd: VCU vs. American (Cary Street Field at 1 PM)
Good luck and GO RAMS this week to VCU Athletics and remember to come on out and support the Black & Gold from the court to the pitch! Have a good week and tune into VCUSports.com for the latest info. #LetsGOVCU 🐏