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Still Counts, VCU wins 1-0 at Longwood in Exhibition

Still Counts, VCU wins 1-0 at Longwood in Exhibition

VCU Women’s Soccer has been hard at work during this 2016 pre-season. All that hard work appears to be coming into fruition with a 1-0 victory at Longwood University on a sunny Friday afternoon against the Lancers in VCU’s lone exhibition match of the season.

The match’s only goal came off the boot of VCU freshman Alyssa Tallent. Tallent found the back of the net in the 49′ minute as the ball rolled her way in front of an open net inside the penalty area after a Black & Gold cross found the mark.

This victory over an in-state rival in Longwood may not count on VCU’s record but a win is better than a loss as the Rams count down the days until opening day.

VCU opens up the 2016-17 season in Harrisonburg, VA as they compete in the JMU Invitational. The Rams will take on Northwestern on Friday, August 19th followed by Arkansas on Sunday, August 21st.

The Rams will have to wait until September 2nd to play at Sports Backers Stadium in their home opener against Sacred Heart in the VCU Invitational.

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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