PHOTOS: VCU Men’s Soccer Fall to LIU

PHOTOS: VCU Men’s Soccer Fall to LIU

It only took one goal to defeat the Rams on Monday night. The team had dug themselves a hole with a red card in the 31st minute.











Official VCU Recap:

Final Score: VCU: 0, LIU: 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (1-1-0), LIU (2-0-0)

THE SHORT STORY

LIU defeated VCU 1-0 with a second-half goal after the Rams went down a man in the 31stminute of the contest.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU played with 10 men from the 31stminute after a forward was shown a red card after a collision with the LIU keeper on a breakaway.
  • LIU scored in the 57thminute on a corner kick.
  • The Rams outshot the Sharks 15-6 and landed three of those shots on frame.
  • Junior Oquin Robinson (Bull Bay, Jamaica) led the VCU squad with five shots.
  • Junior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) made three important saves.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • LIU blasted the first shot of the night in the 11thminute, but Sequeira made an easy save to keep things level.
  • Redshirt junior Biska Biyombo (Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) was active in VCU’s attacking third, creating a good chance in the 31stminute but the keeper came off his line and intercepted the ball.
  • Freshman Maverick McGann (Washington, D.C.) slipped behind the LIU defense in the 39thminute, but his shot was deflected before finding the net.
  • The Sharks scored in the 57thminute when a corner kick deflected off a VCU defender to the feet of an LIU player who slotted the ball in the bottom right corner of the goal.
  • VCU continued to press to the very end of the match. Redshirt Fiorre Mane (Dakar, Senegal) dribbled through a host of defenders in the 88thminute and nearly leveled, but the LIU keeper made his third save of the night.

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