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PHOTOS: Old Dominion Dominates Rams

The Rams fell 4-1 to ODU on Tuesday night.




Official VCU Game Summary

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

The short story: The Rams showed improvement in the second half, but it was too late to overcome Old Dominion’s four goals in the opening 45 minutes.


  • Sophomore Cory Taylor and redshirt sophomore John Ermini split time evenly at goalkeeper, with Taylor manning the net in the first half and Ermini coming in for the second half.
  • Freshman forward Papa Toure provided the highlight of the night for the Rams by scoring off of a penalty kick in the 88th minute. It is the first career goal for the native of Senegal.
  • The shot count was close between the two sides, with Old Dominion holding a slight 12-11 edge.
  • The Rams doubled up on corner kicks compared to the Monarchs, with an 8-4 advantage.


  • The Monarchs took control of the match quickly, scoring three times in the opening 16 minutes. Tristan Jenkins opened the scoring for the visitors from Norfolk with a goal in the fourth minute of action, followed by a tally by Jonas Schmalbach in the ninth minute, and another goal by Jenkins in the 16th minute.
  • Old Dominion would add on a fourth goal towards the end of the first half, this one by Owen Ruddy.
  • The Rams buckled down defensively and possessed the ball better in the second half, but they could not find the scoreboard until Toure’s penalty kick.

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