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PHOTOS: Rams Win in Final Minutes on PK

Redshirt junior midfielder Anna Bagley converted an 88th minute penalty kick to give the Rams a 3-2 win over the previously undefeated Panthers.

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Official VCU Game Summary

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

The short story: Redshirt junior midfielder Anna Bagley converted an 88th minute penalty kick to give the Rams a 3-2 win over the previously undefeated Panthers.

QUICK FACTS

  • The game-winning goal was Bagley’s first of the season and the fifth of her career. She also recorded an assist on the Ram’s second goal
  • Freshman midfielder Kendyl Sarver scored a brace in the contest.
  • The first goal came in the 5th minute
  • Sophomore forward Kanna Matsuhisa and junior forward Milicia Bulatovic each recorded an assist on Sarver’s first goal
  • The second goal came at the 54th minute
  • Sarver now has three goals on the season. Sarver has a team-leading three goals
  • Pitt led VCU overall in shots 27-13 with a 15-6 edge in shots on goal
  • Senior goalkeeper Whitney Horton recorded 13 saves
  • Pitt’s goalscorers were Leah Pais and Sarah Schupansky

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After a throw-in by Pitt, Bulatovic found Matsuhisa outside the box who cross the ball right on to the head of Sarver who found the back of the net in the 5th minute
  • Pitt struck back in the 25th minute when Leah Pais scored on a pass from Anna Bout
  • Sarver used her head again in the 54th minute, this time scoring off a feed from Bagley’s free kick to take the lead 2-1
  • Pitt found their offense again late in the 77th minute when Sarah Schupansky used a crowded box to sneak the ball past the keeper
  • The Rams had the decisive moment in the game after Sarver dribbled near the keeper when she was taken down by a defender and a penalty kick was awarded in the 88th minute. Bagley took the shot for VCU and fired a perfect low-corner shot past the keeper to secure the win

UP NEXT
VCU hits the road to battle in-state rival No. 5 Virginia in Charlottesville on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Fans can watch the match on ACCNX or ESPN+.

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Crime

Richmond Police identify 83-year-old victim struck and killed by vehicle outside Libbie Market

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

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From Richmond Police:

The Richmond Police Crash Team has identified the individual who died after being injured in a collision in a parking lot on Libbie Avenue as John Busch, 83, of Richmond.

At approximately 8:15 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Libbie Avenue, in the parking lot of Libbie Market, for the report of a person struck by a vehicle. Officers arrived and found a male, Busch, down and injured in the parking lot of a business after having been struck by a vehicle in the lot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The driver of the vehicle, an adult male, remained on scene.

The RPD Crash Team responded to the scene and interviewed the driver and witnesses. The investigation is ongoing. Investigators have not placed charges at this time.

Anyone with further information about this collision is asked to contact RPD Crash Team Sergeant D. Cuffley at (804) 646-3135.

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Community

Road Closures for Richmond Folk Festival

Quick summary, all the roads around Brown’s Island

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Road Closures/No Parking 4 p.m., Friday, Oct 7 – 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Oct 9 Starting Friday afternoon, several roads near Brown’s Island will close through the weekend for the Richmond Folk Festival. Parking will be prohibited.

Road specifics.

  • North 6th Street between East Broad and East Grace streets
  • Tredegar Street between South 7th Street and Belle Isle lot
  • South 10th Street between Haxall Point and Federal Reserve Bank
  • Spring Street between South 2nd and Belvidere streets
  • East Byrd Street between South 2nd and South 7th streets
  • South 2nd Street between Lee Bridge off ramp and East Byrd Street
  • South 3rd Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 4th Street between East Canal and East Byrd streets
  • South 5th Street between East Canal and Tredegar streets

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Critters of the Week

A wild critter we spotted in the RVA area and a critter up for adoption by the Richmond SPCA.

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Where Spotted: Wetlands
Common Name: American Redstart
Scientific Name: Setophaga ruticilla
Length: 4.3-5.1 in (11-13 cm)
Weight: 0.2-0.3 oz (6-9 g)
Wingspan: 6.3-7.5 in (16-19 cm)

Quick Facts Courtesy of Cornell Labs

  • Like the Painted Redstart and other “redstarts” of the Neotropics, the American Redstart flashes the bright patches in its tail and wings. This seems to startle insect prey and give the birds an opportunity to catch them. Though these birds share a common name, they are not closely related to each other. In fact, there are other unrelated birds around the world—such as the fantails of Australia and southeastern Asia, and other redstarts of Europe—that share the same foraging tricks.
  • Young male American Redstarts have gray-and-yellow plumage, like females, until their second fall. Yearling males sing vigorously in the attempt to hold territories and attract mates. Some succeed, but most do not breed successfully until the following year when they develop black-and-orange breeding plumage.
  • The male American Redstart sometimes has two mates at the same time. While many other polygamous bird species involve two females nesting in the same territory, the redstart holds two separate territories that can be separated by a quarter-mile. The male begins attracting a second female after the first has completed her clutch and is incubating the eggs.
  • The oldest American Redstart was at least 10 years and one month old, when he was recaptured and rereleased during a banding operation in Ontario.

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Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

Age: 4 years,
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Grey / Apricot
ID: 51197499

Are you searching for a fun, friendly and adorable family member? My name is Funny Face and I’m the girl for you! I am pretty lonely here by myself, just waiting for my special someone to come along. Won’t you please take me home today?

Adopt Funny Face at Richmond SPCA

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