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Heartbreak vs. CofC, Rams defeated in Extra Time

Heartbreak vs. CofC, Rams defeated in Extra Time

VCU looking to bounce from defeat vs. Marshall last Sunday as they took on the College of Charleston in a Friday night showdown at Sports Backers in a thrilling display which ended in heartbreak for the Rams.

The first 45 minutes had action from start to finish as VCU committed with high pressure on defense which lead to a vicious attack on offense. Kelly Graves and Julia Suarez connecting on multiple opportunities during the half but none were able to find the back of the net. A close opportunity for the Rams on goal came in the 23’ with Suarez crossing to Graves in the box for a header that just went over the goal.

College of Charleston struggled in the opening minutes with VCU’s pressure but were able to land an attack of their own in the 24’ as Sarah Blakely took a strike with Emma Kruse out of position sending it over her and bouncing back off the cross-bar.

More of the same took place in the 2nd half as VCU and Charleston kept attacking in hopes of getting that go-ahead goal. Charleston’s best chance came near the end of regulation in the 89’ as Jessica Schifer got thru VCU’s defense leading to a 1 on 1 chance against Kruise. Schifer got a shot off pass Kruse and just wide the post as regulation ended.

Extra Time started and quickly ended in the 97’ as Jessica Schifer got another 1 on 1 opportunity vs. Kruse and this time she found the back of the net to give Charleston a 0-1 victory over the Rams.

VCU’s next match takes place at Sports Backers where they will be take on James Madison. Kick-off is set for 7:30 PM.

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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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