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There was plenty of action last night at Sports Backers just no goals as VCU and Fordham end with a nil-nil draw.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Final Score: VCU: 0, Fordham: 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU: 5-6-2 (4-1-1), Fordham: 4-9-1 (3-2-0)

THE SHORT STORY 

Two overtime periods were not enough to decide a winner Wednesday night as VCU played to a 0-0 draw with Atlantic 10 foe Fordham.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU boasted a balanced offense with nine different athletes taking at least one of the side’s 15 shots.
  • Junior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) made four stops on the night en route to his third clean sheet of the season.
  • VCU put four shots on frame, forcing several saves by the Fordham keeper.
  • The Black and Gold were dominant offensively, earning nine corner kicks to Fordham’s zero.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • One of VCU’s best chances came early on in the 16th minute when it earned a free kick just outside the box. Junior Oquin Robinson (Bull Bay, Jamaica) took the kick and nearly curled it in the top corner of the net, but the Fordham keeper made an impressive save to keep VCU off the board.
  • VCU had a couple chances in the 31st minute from close range, but both shots were blocked.
  • Just before the half, sophomore Martin Ngoh (Goldvein, Va.) had a good look at goal, but his shot was deflected out for a corner.
  • VCU got a look when junior Jared Greene (Virginia Beach, Va.) put a shot on frame, but it was saved.
  • Junior Biska Biyombo (Lumbumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) played in a beautiful ball in the 78th minute just in front of goal. The ball just missed the feet of several VCU Rams crashing in.
  • With a minute left in regulation, senior Myles Brown (Richmond, Va.) was inches away from putting the game away with a sliding shot that went just wide of the left post.
  • Neither team was able to find a golden goal, earning each side a point in the Atlantic 10 standings.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Rams will be back in action Saturday, Oct. 26 against George Washington. The match, at Sports Backers Stadium, is slated to kickoff at 7 p.m. VCU’s senior class will be honored before the 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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No Soccer but Richmond Kickers and Fans take to the Digital Pitch

Tune into ESPN.com for some hot 3 on 3 car soccer action.

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The USL1 soccer season was set to start last weekend. Obviously that didn’t happen. Sports junkies have been reduced to watching reruns of games and marble racing. USL is attempting to fill that live sports void slightly with a Rocket League tournament. Rocket League is a cross-platform 3 on 3 game of car soccer. The cars are turbocharged and the field is enclosed so there are spins, flips, and all sorts of skill maneuvers that talented digital jockeys can pull off.

The worldwide leader in sports, ESPN is set to broadcast the USLeCup on its digital platforms. The Kickers’ Rocket League team consists of one member from the Front Office – Taylor Bostic, one from the youth squad – Aiden Hendricks, and one from the Red Army (the Kickers supporters group) – Mike Dillion. They’ll will be representing the city and its charity partner, Feed More in the tournament.

The United Soccer League (USL) announced today that its relationship with ESPN will extend to the esports realm, with the organization becoming the official streaming platform for USL eCup: Rocket League Edition, which will kick off on Wednesday afternoon on the ESPN app and ESPN.com.

The 32-team World Cup-style tournament features clubs from across the USL Championship and League One competing for bragging rights in the digital arena, and will also benefit local charities nominated by each club to receive donations from fans tuned into the broadcasts and the tournament over the next month.

The Kickers team takes the field on Thursday at 3PM against North Texas.

Some hot Rocket League action to whet your appetite.

 

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Live Updates: Ongoing list and information on Richmond area institution and event closures, postponements

With new information and cancellations coming in by the hour, the below is our attempt to keep you up to date on the latest Richmond area closures, cancellations, and community information, with links to relevant resources for more. We’ll continue to update this article as we learn more. Feel free to leave your own in the comments or email to [email protected]

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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.

“In these unprecedented times, it is still our responsibility to be impactful in our communities, and especially with our future: the kids,” Flying Squirrels VP & COO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “We are very proud of this wonderful work and hope children and parents alike enjoy learning from this information.”

The Education Day curriculum was designed by a Henrico County educator and incorporates state-mandated objectives. The website includes hands-on activities, educational videos, word problems, printable activity sheets and more that align with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) objectives taught to elementary students throughout the school year.

The Flying Squirrels are encouraging participating families to share pictures of their children completing the activities with the team on their Facebook page.

In an effort to practice safe social distancing and best ensure the health and of the Flying Squirrels family, the team’s front offices and team store are currently closed. Fans looking to reach out to the Flying Squirrels front office can find information here and are encouraged to interact on social media through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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