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Photos & Game Summary: VCU Beat Dayton on a Rainy Sunday

The 1 o’clock game was pushed back to 4 PM to avoid the worst of the weather and it worked out fine for the Ram. The VCU Women’s Soccer team only need one goal to get the win.

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Official VCU Summary

Final Score: VCU: 1, Dayton: 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 8-6-2 (2-5-1 A-10), Dayton 6-7-3(4-2-2, A-10)

THE SHORT STORY

VCU defeated Dayton in Atlantic 10 Conference play on a rainy Sunday afternoon after a second-half goal lifted the Rams to a 1-0 victory.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU held Dayton to zero shots through the first 45 minutes of play.
  • In the 78th minute, VCU took a 1-0 lead when it scored off a corner kick.
  • The Rams outshot the flyers 14-8 on the afternoon, landing five on frame.
  • Sophomore keeper Brecht Haakma (Amsterdam, Netherlands) made three crucial saves to help lift VCU to the victory.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Right out of the gate, VCU launched an early attack that produced two corner kicks with a couple of good looks at goal.
  • In the sixth minute, senior Alyssa Tallent (Woodbridge, Va.) fired a rocket from 25-yards out that forced a spectacular save by the Flyers’ keeper.
  • After the halftime break, Haakma made a spectacular save of her own in the 49th minute to deny a Dayton free kick of tucking in the top left corner.
  • VCU continued to pepper the Dayton goal with shots as junior Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.) landed a shot on frame that was saved in the 55th minute.
  • Some of the Rams’ best looks came in the 60th minute when it fired three-consecutive shots on target, but impressive goalkeeping by Dayton kept the Rams off the board.
  • The go-ahead goal finally came for the rams in the 78th minute. Jerabek took a corner that was placed beautifully just in front of goal. The ball was deflected in by a Dayton defender to give VCU the 1-0 lead.
  • Dayton pressured VCU in the final minutes, but Haakma made two impressive saves to preserve the shutout and VCU victory.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Rams will be back in action Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. as it heads to Davidson for its final regular season road match.

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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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New Virtual Series “Science Shorts” at Science Museum of Virginia

Encouraged by the popularity of the astronomy shows broadcast on Facebook and Zoom-based Lunch Break Science presentations, educators are producing another virtual weekly series dubbed Science Shorts as another way to keep supporters connected to the Museum.

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Due to the hands-on interactive nature of the Science Museum of Virginia, they made the tough decision not to open their doors as the commonwealth enters Phase 3. That doesn’t mean the learning is going to stop. On June 30th they launched Science Shorts so that everyone can virtually experience STEM demonstrations in the labs and exhibits.

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What:
While guests cannot currently visit the Science Museum of Virginia to experience STEM demonstrations in the labs and exhibits, the Museum wants to make sure the public does not forget that there is science all around them, and that they can explore engaging science principals from home in fun and creative ways.

Encouraged by the popularity of the astronomy shows broadcast on Facebook and Zoom-based Lunch Break Science presentations, educators are producing another virtual weekly series dubbed Science Shorts as another way to keep supporters connected to the Museum.

Starting June 30, education team members will offer a less than five minute video explaining a science topic through a demonstration or activity. The Museum will then post follow-up resources that build on the topic in the video on its website for social followers to continue exploring from home.

When:
The Science Short shows will air weekly on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning June 30.

Who:
Curious-minded guests of all ages are invited to watch the videos and try out the activities at home. There is no registration or fee required.

Where:
The programs will be posted on the Museum’s social media channels: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. The corresponding activity guide will accessible on the Museum’s website.

Why:
Social followers have responded positively to the STEM at Home activities the Museum has posted since the public closure in mid-March, but also have expressed missing the educator-led interactions for which the Museum is known. Staff believe the Science Shorts will offer the demo experience guests enjoyed while at the Museum, the directions for conducting science at home and the reminder that quarantining and summer break does not mean forgetting about science.

The Museum is also using these digital videos to highlight the importance of science in our everyday lives and offer a dose of inspiration no matter where the audience is located.

How:
The new virtual series is made possible thanks to the generous support of WestRock.

Image Courtesy of Science Museum of Virginia

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