Even if VCU’s at-large hopes were on solid ground heading into last week, Rafael Andrade Santos ensured that the Rams should be back in the NCAA Tournament this year.
Facing Maryland on the road, Santos opened the scoring in sensational fashion, as a long-range strike from distance cued VCU’s 3-0 win in College Park.
For an encore, the Montverde Academy product scored an equalizer on Saturday night against Rhode Island, and then setup the game winner as VCU won 2-1 for its fourth win in a row.
Team of the Week (October 23-29)
D Ben Thornton, Western Michigan – Thornton’s goal provided a 1-0 win that secured the Mid-American regular season title in a victory over SIUE. It’s the first time since 2004 that a program besides Akron capture the crown.
M Daniel Wright, Duke – The freshman continues to make an impression in 2017, as he scored two goals in two games. After opening the scoring in a 2-1 victory over Delaware, Wright accounted for the game’s lone strike in Friday’s 1-0 win against Virginia.