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The season didn’t go quite as planned for the women’s team but the finished on a high note on Sunday.

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Official VCU Summary

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

THE SHORT STORY 

VCU rounded out its season with strong senior performances and two second-half goals that lifted the Rams to a 2-1 victory on Senior Day at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS

  • VCU took a 1-0 lead in the 47th minute when senior Alyssa Tallent (Woodbridge, Va.) found the back of the net.
  • Junior Emma Kershner (Centreville, Va.) added to the VCU goal total when she banged in a free kick to give the Rams a 2-0 lead in the 54th minute.
  • UMass cut the lead in half 2-1 with a goal in the 90th minute.
  • The Rams outshot UMass 17-14 and landed seven shots on frame.
  • Junior Paige Franks (Richmond, Va.) led the way with four shots on the afternoon.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU came out of the gate hot. Senior Amanda Tredway (Downingtown, Pa.) put VCU’s first shot on frame in the fifth minute to force a save.
  • The Rams had a good look in the 24th minute when Tallent played in a great ball from the left side to a waiting Franks, but the shot was just high.
  • Senior Susanna Friedrichs (Midlothian, Va.) tested the Minutewomen’s keeper yet again in the 26thminute with another shot on frame and the save was made.
  • The Rams continued to pepper the UMass goal with shots. Junior CiCi Fox (Fredricksburg, Va.) put yet another on frame in the 40th minute.
  • VCU had outshot UMass 10-4 at the half and limited the Minutewomen to just one shot on frame that was easily handled by sophomore Brecht Haakma (Amsterdam, Netherlands).
  • VCU opened the game’s scoring in the 47th minute. Junior Lyndsey Gutzmer (Henrico Va.) played a wide ball to Friedrichs who one-touched a cross into the box. Tallent was there to head the ball home for a 1-0 lead.
  • The Rams wasted little time getting back on the board. After VCU earned a free kick just outside the 18, Kershner banged a free kick off the left post into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.
  • In the 70th minute, Haakma came off her line and stopped a streaking UMass runner to keep the Minutewomen off the board.
  • UMass continued to push and got on the board in the 90th minute with a breakaway goal, but it was too little too late for the Minutewomen.

HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN

“I think we showed today that we are a great team and we were just inconsistent this year with our performances and we let it get away from us. It was a great performance today and I’m really proud of how we came together after a lot of adversity and got the win today. I certainly wish our seniors well as they move on to future endevors. They have been awesome for us.”

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU’s fall season comes to a close with a 9-6-3 record while going 4-5-2 in Atlantic 10 play.

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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.

Image Courtesy of Science Museum of Virginia

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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