Final Score: VCU: 2, Fordham: 3
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 7-5-1 (1-4) Fordham 4-8-2 (3-2-0)
THE SHORT STORY
VCU clawed back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to force overtime, but eventually fell to Fordham 3-2 at Sports Backers Stadium in Atlantic 10 play.
- Fordham took an early 1-0 lead, scoring in the 5th minute.
- Fordham extended its lead 2-0 in the 27th minute.
- Senior Susanna Friedrichs (Midlothian, Va.) got VCU on the board in the 62nd minute to cut Fordham’s lead 2-1.
- VCU leveled in the 72nd minute when it netted its second of the match.
- Fordham scored the game-winner in the 92nd minute to take the game 3-2.
- VCU outshot Fordham 17-11 on the day.
- Junior Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.) led the VCU squad with five shots.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Fordham went on the attack early, scoring in the 5th minute with a rocket of a shot from the top of the box for a 1-0 lead.
- The match’s second goal came off a Fordham corner kick when the ball slid through the box to the far corner for a 2-0 lead.
- VCU found its rhythm offensively in the second half and finally scored in the 70th minute. The ball was loose in the box when Friedrichs charged in and put a no-doubter to the top of the net, cutting Fordham’s lead 2-1.
- The momentum stayed in VCU’s favor and the squad leveled just two minutes later. Senior Amanda Tredway (Downingtown, Pa.) combined with Friedrichs who played a dangerous pass just in front of goal that was deflected in by a Fordham defender to make the score 2-2.
- Ninety minutes wasn’t enough to decide the game, so the squad’s headed into overtime.
- Fordham launched an attack in the 92nd minute that led to a game-winning goal, making the final score 3-2.
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
Head Coach Lindsey Martin on today’s match. pic.twitter.com/lApxcj8zaz
— VCU Women’s Soccer (@VCUWomensSoccer) October 6, 2019
VCU will be back at Sports Backers Stadium Sunday, Oct. 13th as it welcomes A-10 foe George Washington at 2 p.m.
Our City’s Roads or Any City for that Matter
There is no local connection to this story just a neat website that lets you get an image of the streets of any city. Similar to the popular design by Studio Two Three but you can pick your Mom’s town. You can play with the colors and download an image as I did above or just grab screenshots after zooming in as I did below. there are some minor errors like a mystery road going to Belle Isle but overall it’s an interesting way to look at the city. I also checked out some fairly small cities I’m familiar with in other states and it did an excellent job on those as well.
Andrei Kashcha @anvaka created the website. For the technology-minded of you out there it downloads roads from OpenStreetMap and renders them with WebGL. You can find the entire source code here. If you love his website you can buy him a coffee, but it’s not mandatory.
Roastology Now Open
Can there ever be too much coffee in the world? On a cold day like today, the answer is a resounding no.
Roastology was established in the distant past of 2012 in the wilds of North Chesterfield. They closed up shop in the county and moved into the city. They’ve been working on their new shop located at 2701 W. Cary Street.
They’re hosting their Grand Opening today from 7 AM – 5 PM. They roast coffee on-site and have a full-service coffee shop. You’ll also find their coffee at Wegmans, Carytown & Ivymont Kroger, and online.
Also as of earlier this week, they’re still looking for kitchen staff so if you’re looking for a job check out their Facebook post.
Karri Peifer over at Richmond.com has a ton more details (and photos of the shop) on the folks behind the new caffeine addition to the Fan.
City’s First Pothole Blitz of the Year is in Full Swing
Holey Smokes that’s a lot of potholes.
Fighting potholes is arguably the most Sisyphean task the city faces. No matter how many are filled in new ones are waiting to spring up. The city is currently holding a blitz where they hope to take care of as many potholes as possible in a short amount of time.
DPW Roadway crews are out en masse for the first pothole blitz of the year. Their goal is to clear a backlog of nearly 600 service requests for pothole repairs that are in the system.
In the 2019 calendar year DPW reached a department milestone, fixing more than 31,000 potholes.
The current blitz is expected to last approximately two weeks.
Potholes can be reported by calling Customer Care at 3-1-1 or online at RVA311.com.
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