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PHOTOS and GAME SUMMARIES: VCU Soccer Double-Header

Both the men and women of VCU soccer lost by one goal on Sunday but did it dramatically different fashion. The women lost 4-3 in an exciting end to end shoot out while the men lost 1-0 in the first period of extra time in a bruising battle where the ball refused to find the back of the net.

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VCU Women vs ODU





Official VCU Summary

Final Score: Old Dominion: 4, VCU 3
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (4-1-1), Old Dominion (4-0-1)

The Short Story

After a wild first half that saw six goals scored, a tally in the 75th minute proved to be the difference as VCU took its first loss of the 2019 season.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Rams outshot the Monarchs, 15-to-10, including a 7-to-5 advantage in shots on goal
  • VCU also took five corner kicks compared to just two for Old Dominion
  • Junior midfielder Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.) looked dangerous all night, leading VCU with five shots
  • Kyra Ricks used her excellent speed to match Jerabek and pace ODU with five shot attempts of her own. She finished the game with two goals and an assist

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • ODU opened the scoring in the 14thminute on a goal by Amanda Nhek
  • Senior defender Susanna Friedrichs (Midlothian, Va.) and redshirt junior midfielder Emma Kershner (Centreville, Va.) proceeded to score back-to-back goals in the 15thand 24thminutes to give VCU its first lead
  • The Monarchs answered back quickly, striking for a pair of goals in the 28thand 31stminutes to go right back in front
  • VCU continued to push forward late in the first half and eventually found the back of the net again as junior forward CiCi Fox (Fredericksburg, Va.) scored with only 12 seconds left before halftime
  • The game evolved into a much more defensive contest in the second half, but Old Dominion caught VCU’s goalkeeper off her line with a long shot that just snuck inside the far post in the 75thminute
  • The Rams pressed high for the final 15 minutes as they looked for an equalizer, but were rebuffed by the Monarchs’ defense until the clock hit zero

HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN

“It just wasn’t our day and there was a noticeable lack of effort, which is very uncharacteristic of our team. We’re really talented, but we didn’t look like it for much of the game. When you’re not playing with the effort that you typically do, bad things are going to happen and you could see that in the first half especially. Old Dominion played like they wanted it more, but hopefully this is a lesson for us that we can never overlook anyone.”

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU hits the road to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers this Thursday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.


VCU Men vs NJIT






Official VCU Summary

Final Score: NJIT: 1, VCU: 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records:VCU (1-2-0), NJIT (3-0-1)

The Short Story

After 90 scoreless minutes of regulation soccer, a golden-goal winner by NJIT decided Sunday night’s match.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Rams outshot NJIT 19-9 during the 96-minute match.
  • VCU won the corner kick battle 5-2.
  • Sophomore Martin Ngoh (Goldvein, Va.) led VCU with six shots, landing three on target.
  • NJIT scored the winner in the 96th minute.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Ngoh got going early, blasting a shot on target in the 13thminute that was saved by the Highlanders’ keeper.
  • VCU earned a penalty in the 46th minute when Ngoh drew a foul inside the box. NJIT’s keeper was, however, up to the task and denied the spot kick to keep things scoreless.
  • Junior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) charged off his line in the 60th minute to defend an NJIT breakaway and came up with a massive save to keep the Highlanders off the board.
  • With just under two minutes in regulation, Ngoh nearly netted a go-ahead goal when he picked up a loose ball and blasted a shot that rattled off the cross bar.
  • NJIT came out on top when it netted a golden goal in the 96th minute.

HEAD COACH DAVE GIFFARD

“There is a special team in this group, we just have to keep on going and believing. As we get healthier and continue to improve each week, we are going to be very, very good.”

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU hits the road for a six-game road stretch beginning Friday, September 13 at UCF.

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PHOTOS: Richmond Marathon

The weather was perfect for spectators and tough for runners.

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PHOTOS & GAME SUMMARY: Strong Second Half Gives Rams the Win Over Morgan State

VCU turned over Morgan State 21 times and scored 26 points off those miscues.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 69, Morgan State 54
Location: Richmond, Va. (Stuart C. Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 2-0, Morgan State 1-2

The short story: VCU senior forward Brandon Johns Jr. scored a game-high 15 points and converted several critical second-half baskets as VCU pulled away late from plucky Morgan State Saturday night at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Johns connected on 6-of-10 from the floor and grabbed four rebounds for the Black and Gold
  • Senior forward David Shriver and redshirt sophomore Jamir Watkins also scored double figures with 11 and 10 points, respectively. Watkins was one rebound away from a double-double as he snagged nine boards
  • Junior guard Ace Baldwin Jr. had a team-high five assists along with nine points. He also tied a career-high with seven steals
  • Junior guard Zeb Jackson set a new career-high in points with nine

THE DIFFERENCE

  • VCU turned over Morgan State 21 times and scored 26 points off those miscues
  • The Rams held a 28-27 halftime lead, but used a 10-0 run, punctuated by a Baldwin 3-pointer, to take a 53-41 lead with 7:42 remaining. The Bears closed within seven, at 57-50, but VCU scored seven straight, including a back-breaking three by Shriver from the left wing to push the Black and Gold ahead 64-50 with 3:19 left
  • VCU shot .500 (24-of-48) from the field, compared to Morgan State’s .333 (21-of-63). That advantage carried over to beyond the arc, where the Rams outshot the Bears .368 (7-of-19) to .278 (5-of-18) from 3-point range
  • The Rams’ bench players stepped up big, outscoring the Bears’ bench 24-16
  • The Black and Gold led for 34:08 out of the 40 minutes, while Morgan State only led for 4:02

NOTABLE

  • This marks the eighth straight win in the Siegel Center for the Rams
  • With the victory, the Rams are now 20-2 all-time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

UP NEXT
The Rams hit the road for the Legends Classic tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. They open up tournament play on Wednesday., Nov. 16 at 8:30 p.m. against Pac-12 foe Arizona State. Tip-off is set for 8:30 p.m. and it will be streamed live on ESPN+.

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Samuel Doud wins Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon; Sarahbeth Chargois claims women’s title

The 45th running of the marathon included CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, VCU Health Richmond 8k.

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Samuel Doud of Washington, D.C., took first place in the 2022 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon, finishing ahead of Harrison Toney of Richmond, and John Crews of Cary, N.C. Doud finished in a time of 2:24:27, while Toney came in at 2:25:44, followed by Crews in 2:30:33.

Sarahbeth Chargois was the first female to cross the finish line, followed by Bridget Stacy and Zanny Arey. Chargois, of Richmond, Va., finished in a time of 2:51:02, followed by Stacy, of Henrico, Va., in 2:55:48, and Arey, of Bridgewater, Va., in 2:57:15.

In the CarMax Richmond Half Marathon, Pol Domenech, of Wingate, N.C., took the men’s title in a time of 1:07:50, followed by Jonathan Martin of China Grove, N.C., in a time of 1:08:31, and Felix Nadeborn, also of Wingate, N.C., in a time of 1:10:12. On the women’s side, Mindy Mammen took first, followed by Lauryn Ursery and Sara Putterman. Mammen, of Woodbridge, Va., crossed the finish line in a time of 1:18:48, while Ursery, of Chapel Hill, N.C., finished in 1:19:13, followed by Putterman, of Washington, D.C., in 1:20:19.

In the VCU Health Richmond 8k, Peter Lomong of Fork Union, Va., crossed the finish line first ahead of Clint McKelvey of Arlington, Va., and Gavin Gaynor of Raleigh, N.C. Lomong’s winning time was 23:19, followed by McKelvey at 23:31 and Gaynor at 23:35.

Sylvia Russell took first in the women’s race, followed by Paige Fisher in second and Nicolette Mateescu in third. Russell, of Morgantown, W.Va, had a time of 28:40, while Fisher, of Raleigh, N.C., came in at 28:58, followed by Mateescu, of Kendall Park, N.J., at 29:00.

The 2022 event also included the third edition of the Richmond Challenge, in which participants took part in one race distance in person and have the month of November to complete the other two distances virtually. Nearly 100 runners are registered for the 2022 Richmond Challenge.

Over 16,000 runners registered to take part in all three races combined, and tens of thousands more spectators lined the streets to cheer on runners as they made their way to the riverfront finish in downtown Richmond. Full results are available at www.RichmondMarathon.org.

The 2023 Allianz Partners Richmond Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, November 11. A special $85 marathon entry fee, $75 half marathon entry fee and $30 8k entry fee is available starting Sunday, November 13, at 12 p.m. and continuing through Thursday, November 17. For more information and full results, please visit www.richmondmarathon.org.

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