Final Score:  VCU 2, ODU 1

Location: Norfolk, Va. (Old Dominion Soccer Complex)

Records: VCU (4-2), ODU (2-2-2) 

The Short Story: Sophomore midfielder Samantha Jerabek's goal in overtime lifted VCU to a 2-1 victory over in-state rival Old Dominion.


  • Freshman forward Idelys Vazquez scored in the 45th minute to tie the game 1-1.
  • Jerabek recorded two shots and one goal which led the team.
  • Senior goal keeper Audrey Sanderson made four saves in the first half of tonight's match.
  • Vazquez and Jerabek's goals were their second and third of the season respectively.
  • Tonight's victory marked the fourth win in five matches for the Rams.


  • Jerabek scored the game-winning goal in the 92nd minute from about 25 yards out. The shot was a high strike that sailed just out of ODU's keeper's reach. The goal gave VCU a 2-1 win.
  • Vazquez's goal came at a big time for the Rams as they were trailing 1-0 just prior to halftime. The chance came on a rebound after junior defender Amanda Tredway's shot was saved by the goal keeper. The goal tied the game at 1-1 and changed the momentum of the game. Tredway was credited with the assist.
  • Junior midfielder Rachel Hardy recorded the first shot of the game for the Rams in the 41st minute of the game. Her attempt was saved by ODU's keeper.
  • ODU's lone goal of came on a rebound that was scored by Amanda Nhek in the 32nd minute. 


"We came out extremely slow this evening, but responded well in the first half to giving up a set piece goal. Id's (Idelys Vazquez) goal was a total momentum changer for the game. Second half was a battle from end to end, but Sammy (Samantha Jerabek) called it a night for everyone with a superb finish from 25 yards out. Great team win away from home. We earned some much needed rest this weekend. "

VCU returns home to Sports Backers Stadium, for a matchup with the Howard Bison at 7 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 13.