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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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Photoshop was used in this photo to remove a structural support beam.


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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Train Derailment Near Hollywood Cemetery Again

This derailment occurred Friday afternoon. A train also derailed in the same vicinity on June 9th.

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All photos courtesy of RFD Twitter.

Posted by RFD Twitter on July 23rd

At approximately 1:26 p.m., crews responded to an area down the North Bank Trail near Hollywood Cemetery for the report of a train derailment. Once on scene, they found multiple freight cars that had been tipped over. The cars were carrying coal.
Some of the load spilled onto the track and ground in the area, but there was no coal in the water. No injuries reported. The incident was marked under control at 1:59 p.m. and turned over to CSX.

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Suspect Sought in West Clay Street Burglary

At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards.

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Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the individual in the attached photos who is a suspect in a residential burglary that occurred in the Jackson Ward neighborhood last month.

At approximately 4:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, the man in the photos climbed a wall in the rear of a house, located in the 00 block of West Clay Street, broke into the residence and stole a computer and credit cards. A photo of his distinctive pink and black sneakers is also attached.

 

Anyone with information about the identity of this person is asked to call Fourth Precinct Detective J. Land at (804) 646-3103 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Victim Identified in West Main Street Homicide

At approximately 1:27 a.m., officers were called to the 1900 block of West Main Street for the report of a person shot.

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From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives have identified the victim in Sunday morning’s homicide on West Main Street as Jeffrey Swiney, 20 of North Chesterfield.

At approximately 1:27 a.m., officers were called to the 1900 block of West Main Street for the report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found an adult male, Swiney, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, down and unresponsive in a parking lot of a business. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

There were several people in the area at the time of the shooting and detectives are asking those at the scene to come forward with information for this continuing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective J. Higgins at (804) 646-7570 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones also may be used. All Crime Stoppers reporting methods are anonymous.

 

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