Hurricane Florence cancels eventful weekend of VCU sports

Sam Hooper Contributing Writer

VCU had a lineup of games and meets scheduled for this weekend, but Hurricane Florence had other plans (or so we thought).

Florence intensified into a Category 4 hurricane Sept. 10 but weakened to a Category 1 upon making landfall in North Carolina Sept. 14. Currently about 1 million people are without power in North Carolina.

Richmond, and other areas in Virginia, braced for much worse than what occurred, hence VCU closed Thursday through Sunday.

Volleyball was scheduled to play a televised game on ESPN against the University of Virginia Sept. 14, followed by matches against the University of Toledo and the University of South Carolina Sept. 15. All three games were canceled and will not be rescheduled.

On Sept. 13, Women’s Soccer was scheduled to play the Bison from Howard University in Washington D.C. Due to Hurricane Florence, the game was canceled and there has been no makeup date announced as of publication.

For Cross Country, the Adidas XC Challenge was scheduled for Sept. 14-15 in Cary, North Carolina, at the WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country Course. The event was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Golf was not affected by the hurricane and continued their planned schedule.

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