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Photos & Game Summary: VCU and George Washington End in Draw

Two goals apiece mean that VCU had to share the point with the visitors.

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Official VCU Summary

Final Score: VCU: 2, George Washington: 2
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 7-5-2 (1-4-1 A-10) George Washington 10-1-3 (5-0-1 A-10)

THE SHORT STORY 

VCU and George Washington played to a 2-2 draw after 110 minutes of play in an all-important Atlantic 10 match Sunday at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU got on the board first for a 1-0 lead on an own goal in the 33rd minute.
  • George Washington came out of the halftime break and quickly leveled in the 48th minute.
  • The Rams got back on top 2-1 in the 49th minute with a goal from junior Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.).
  • The Colonials tied the game again in the 84th minute when it converted a penalty kick.
  • Neither team could score a game-winner in either overtime period and the game would end in a 2-2 tie.
  • Sophomore keeper Brecht Haakma (Amsterdam, Netherlands) made 11 crucial saves on the afternoon between the pipes.
  • Jerabek led the squad with four of the squad’s 16 shots on the day.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Haakma asserted herself early, laying out in the 23rd minute to deny the Colonials of an early goal.
  • The Rams opened the game up when it found the back of the net in the 33rd minute. Senior Amanda Tredway (Downingtown, Pa.) played strong defense and won the ball and went on a streaking run up the right side. She put in a cross just in front of the near post that was redirected into the goal by a Colonials’ defender for a 1-0 VCU lead.
  • After the halftime break, the Colonials found the equalizer in the 48th minute on a shot from inside the 18-yard box.
  • The Rams responded quickly with a goal on the restart attack. Senior Alyssa Tallent (Woodbridge, Va.) put in a beautiful ball from the right side that junior Lyndsey Gutzmer (Henrico, Va.) put on frame. Her shot was saved, but Jerabek was at the back post to bury the rebound to retake a 2-1 lead.
  • A penalty kick was awarded to George Washington after both players went down on a 50/50 ball in the box. The Colonials converted from the spot to tie the game 2-2 in the 84th minute.
  • Junior Paige Franks (Richmond, Va.) was just inches away from a go-ahead goal in the 87th minute with a shot that banged off the left post.
  • Haakma made another clutch save in the 90th minute to send the game into overtime.
  • Neither side notched a golden goal in the first overtime period, sending the match to a final 10-minute overtime period.
  • VCU’s best chance in overtime came in the 109th minute when senior Nikki Malancone (Williamstown, NJ) got on the end of a free kick, but her header was just wide.
  • Both teams left the match with a point after playing to a 2-2 draw.

HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN

“I am extremely proud of our team’s fight, commitment and resilience throughout the course of 110 minutes. We didn’t allow tough circumstances to beat us. I felt like we deserved more than one point today, but sometimes calls don’t go your way and balls bounce off the post. That’s soccer. We will regroup, allow our bodies to recover physically and will put our minds fully towards Thursday’s game at Richmond now. We know we are in a must win situation moving forward and I believe in us.”

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU will be back in action Thursday, Oct. 17 as it makes the short trek to the University of Richmond. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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Richmond Flying Squirrels offer digital field trip for Richmond-area students

The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels have made their 2020 Education Day curriculum available for Richmond-area students online as a “digital field trip.” The new website includes baseball-themed learning activities for students in grades K-5.

The Education Day activities website can be found here.

The Flying Squirrels annually host Education Days at The Diamond as a learning-centered field trip to a game for schools around the Richmond region. The team has made their 2020 Education Day curriculum, broken down by grade level, available to families and students with schools closed for the rest of the academic year.

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