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Photos and Game Summary: Rams Battle Rain and Cold to Defeat Old Dominion

Two home games, two victories. The Rams dominated Thursday’s game and the scoreboard reflects that domination with a 4-0 win.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Final Score: VCU 4, Old Dominion 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU: 2-0, Old Dominion: 1-2

THE SHORT STORY:
Redshirt-junior midfielder Samantha Jerabek exploded for a second-half hat trick as VCU Women’s Soccer downed Old Dominion 4-0 on Thursday afternoon at Sports Backers Stadium.

QUICK FACTS:

  • Junior midfielder Aileen Guthrie opened the scoring for the Rams in just the sixth minute with a right-footed, curling shot to the opposite post.
  • Jerabek netted all three of VCU’s second half goals in the span of just 14 minutes.
  • Redshirt-junior midfielder Emma Kershner set up two of VCU’s four goals.
  • The Rams enjoyed 59 percent of possession.
  • VCU placed six of their eight shots on target while the Monarchs only managed to put three shots on goal.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Rams opened scoring early while the back line held firm and preserved. The defense held the Monarchs without an attempt on goal in the first half.
  • In the 54th minute of play, Jerabek dribbled into the penalty area before rifling a right-footed shot into the into the back of the net.
  • Jerebek also converted on a 58th minute free-kick with a curling shot that sneaked in just under the crossbar.
  • Once again, Jerabek scored from open play in the 70th minute to complete the first hat trick of her career.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Rams are back in action Saturday, February 20th for a clash against East Carolina. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. ET at Sports Backers Stadium.

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