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EMMA!!! VCU Opens 2019 With Last-Second Road W!

A GOLDEN start to the 2019 Season for VCU Women’s Soccer at High Point!

EMMA!!! VCU Opens 2019 With Last-Second Road W!

The 2019 season of VCU Women’s Soccer got underway on the road at High Point on a rainy Thursday evening. Emma Kershner secured victory for the Black & Gold with the match’s lone goal with 20 seconds remaining in the 2nd half.

VCU dominated the first half offensively with an 11-0 striking advantage over the Panthers. Talia Klimes kept High Point leveled with 3 saves on the 3 strikes from VCU that were on frame. Samantha Jerabek led the Rams with three shots in the first half. The Rams also had 4 corner kicks in the first 45 minutes.

More of the same went down on the field in the second half from the Black & Gold offense. VCU total shot tally trimmed down to 10 and totaled 21 strikes compared to HPU’s 1. Klimes faced 4 shots from the Rams and stayed composed in goal with save after save for HPU.

Until the VCU redshirt junior from Centreville unleashed the final strike of the match in the final minute. The ball found Kershner’s boot and she slotted the ball home past Klimes into the back of the net at the 89:40 mark.

A golden start to the 2019 season thanks to Kershner’s late scoring heroics led VCU to their first road victory over High Point 1-0. VCU returns to action in their second road match at Longwood on Sunday, August 25th. Kick-off set for a 7 PM start and will be shown on ESPN+.

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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