MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO OLD DOMINION 1-0 AFTER 16-DAY BREAK

Final Score: Old Dominion 1, VCU 0
Location: ODU Soccer Complex (Norfolk, Va.)
Records: VCU 1-3-0, Old Dominion 4-1-2

The Short Story: After a 16-day layoff between games, the VCU Men's Soccer team returned to action Tuesday night against in-state rival Old Dominion. Time did not work in the Rams favor, as a single goal by the Monarchs in the 33rd minute would down the Rams 1-0 despite a hard-charging second half.

 

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HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • The Monarchs would find the first shots of the game, holding control until the 30th minute when a Luc Fatton header inside the six would be the best try by either side up to that point.
  • Old Dominion would be the first team on the board in the 33rd minute, as Niko Klosterhalfen would sneak in behind the defense off a loose ball from a corner. That would give the Monarchs a 1-0 lead.
  • Francesco Amorosino would get a solid chance near the end of the first half, but would get his shot saved by the goalie. That chance would round out the half for the Rams, as ODU held a 1-0 lead.
  • The Rams would get two solid chances off a pair of back-to-back corners in the 51st minute. Steven Dal Molin would have a shot blocked, and Ulrik Edvarsen would have a header go wide of the net.
  • VCU would kick up the offense in the final 30 minutes, but couldn't break through with a goal. Having multiple other opportunities, chances from Fatton and Edvarsen again from inside the six would each go unanswered.
  • Rafael Andrade Santos turned in a strong performance down the stretch, setting up multiple scoring opportunities and getting a shot  that went wide of the target.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU returns to the pitch this Sunday, September 24 as the travel for their second road game of the season at Coastal Carolina. Kickoff between the Rams and Chants is set for 6 p.m.

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