On Sept. 25, the VCU Women’s Soccer team lost a 1-0 decision to Hofstra to fall to 2-7-1 overall and 0-2 in the CAA. Dead in the water.
Since, they’re 5-0-3, including a stunning, 1-0 win over 18th-ranked William & Mary yesterday at SportsBackers Stadium. The Rams clinched a CAA Tournament bid with the victory, their first since 2007.
VCU is in second place in the CAA right now, one year after finishing 10th. According to Scott Day, who apparently stayed up all night crunching tiebreaker scenarios (he should’ve spent more time thinking about his decision to start Curtis Painter in fantasy football this week, but I digress), the Rams will clinch a first round bye with a win or tie Friday at home against James Madison. If they lose, they’ll be third or fourth.
Kudos to VCU Coaches Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak for an outstanding turnaround this year.
The Rams might’ve saved their season when they climbed out of a 2-0 hole to beat George Mason 3-2 Saturday night. VCU (10-14, 4-5 CAA) will now eye an increasingly important match with Hofstra Friday in Hempstead, N.Y. The winner has the inside track to the sixth and final CAA Tournament seed.
VCU is looking for its second consecutive CAA Championship berth. The Rams are facing a tall task if they want to earth that final tourney bid, and they need help. More Scott Day scenarios. Field Hockey makes CAA Tournament if:
*Towson loses to Northeastern and Hofstra this weekend + Delaware loses at JMU on Friday night + The Rams beat Delaware on Sunday
VCU Futbol dropped a 2-1 double OT decision to Drexel on Saturday, which isn’t exactly what the doctor ordered. However, the Rams do still control their own CAA destiny.
VCU is currently tied for sixth with Georgia State. The Rams have home games remaining with Towson, Georgia State and Delaware.