VCU Volleyball vs. Davidson (9/24/16)
Records: VCU 9-7 (1-0 A-10), Davidson 4-10 (0-1 A-10)
The VCU Rams outlasted the Davidson Wildcats in four sets to win their Atlantic 10 Conference opener Saturday afternoon. Led by Vicky Giommarini and Julia Adler who combined for 25 kills, the Rams were able to come back after a slow start.
Trailing 24-21 in the second set and already down in the match 1-0, VCU scored five straight points to win the set 26-24. From that point on, VCU remained in control of the match to secure the win.
Libero Rebekah Strange recorded 25 digs and sophomore Tori Baldwin returned from injury with eight blocks for the Rams.
VCU is now 5-0 at home this season.
VCU will travel to Princess Anne, Maryland on Tuesday, Sept. 27, where it will face off with Maryland-Eastern Shore in non-conference play.
VCU Men’s Soccer vs. Saint Louis (9/24/16)
Records: VCU 2-5-1, Saint Louis 1-3-3
The VCU Rams and Saint Louis Billikens played to a 1-1 draw on September 24th after 120 minutes wasn’t enough time to decide a winner.
Saint Louis got on the board first in the 18th minute with a goal by Constantin Heider. After a pretty quiet first half and a slow start in the second half, VCU finally broke through.
Rafael Andrade Santos knocked in a free kick in the 73rd minute to tie the game at 1. That was also Santos’ third goal of the season.
Doing the overtime frames, VCU had multiple opportunities to win the game but couldn’t convert down the stretch to score a game-winning goal.
The Rams outshot the Billikens 23-8 in the game and had 10 corner kick opportunities. Goalkeeper Pierre Gardan also made two saves in the draw.
VCU will return to action this Tuesday, September 27 as they stay on the road and head to face Akron. The match is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.