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Women's soccer: VMI tops Richmond, improves to 6-0-1

Two quick goals in the opening 10 minutes of play lifted the VMI women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over host Richmond Wednesday night at Robins Stadium in Richmond.

VMI has chances in fourth quarter, falls short in SoCon opener

Despite a career-high 305 passing yards from sophomore Reece Udinski and a 17-13 lead at the half, the VMI football team fell by a 27-24 score to ETSU Friday at Foster Stadium in a game rescheduled due to the incoming Hurricane Florence.

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Game Notes: VMI women’s soccer hosts UNCG in SoCon opener

- Chris Graham calls the action on ESPN+ as the VMI women's soccer team opens SoCon play on Friday at 4 p.m. in Lexington against the UNCG Spartans.

Video: VMI women’s soccer SoCon preview

- After finishing the non-conference schedule with a 6-0-1 record, VMI women's soccer will look to continue their winning ways as Southern Conference play begins this Friday. Hear from head coach Chris Bergmann on the start so far and the keys to continue their success in SoCon action.

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Video: Highlights from VMI men’s soccer loss to Niagara

- Chris Graham voices over the highlights of VMI men's soccer's 3-1 loss to Niagara on Sunday.

Women’s soccer: VMI defeats Campbell, 3-0, remains unbeaten

- The VMI women's soccer team came out firing on all cylinders Sunday against host Campbell as the Keydets earned a 3-0 win at Eakes Complex in Buies Creek, North Carolina.

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VMI keeper Ceci Keppeler earns SoCon weekly honor

- With the VMI women’s soccer team off to its best start in program history, the team earned another first-time honor Tuesday as senior goalie Ceci Keppeler was named the Southern Conference Player of the Week.
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VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim on loss at Toledo

- VMI football coach Scott Wachenheim comments after the Keydets opened the 2018 season with a loss at Toledo.



AFP Editor Chris Graham

chris graham espnChris Graham, the editor of AugustaFreePress.com, an award-winning journalist and editor, is a 1994 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has covered Virginia politics since 1997.

An author of six books, Chris also co-wrote a book on the history of University of Virginia basketball, Mad About U: Four Decades of Basketball at University Hall, which was published in 2006.

Chris has covered University of Virginia sports since 1995, and is a commentator on ESPN3 college football and baseball broadcasts.

This fall, Chris will serve as the play-by-play voice on radio broadcasts for VMI football, marking his fourth season as a broadcaster for Keydets’ radio broadcasts.

He is a member of the Football Writers Assocation of America, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

From 2009-2014, Chris was the play-by-play voice of the Waynesboro Generals, a team competing in the Valley Baseball League, a premier college summer baseball league affiliated with Major League Baseball and the NCAA.

The former co-host of “ACC Nation,” a syndicated radio show that ran for four years, ending in 2007, Chris is currently a contributor to “The Mark Moses Show” on 95.9-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla.

Chris also served as a member of the creative team and on-air TV commentator for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment on AWE’s Night of the Legends live pay-per-view event in 2011.

Chris wrote a book on that experience, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, that was published in 2018.

He is also the former co-host of “Viewpoints” on WVPT, a weekly news affairs TV show that aired from 2016-2017.

Books by Chris Graham

The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever

Chris Graham offers a glimpse behind the curtain of the pro wrestling business in his new book, The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, the inside story of the 2011 Night of Legends, a live pay-per-view event featuring stars including WWE Hall of Famers Kevin Nash, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan and The Rock ‘n Roll Express that was met with almost universally negative reviews.
Read for free: click here.

Mad About U: Four Decades of at University Hall, by Chris Graham and Patrick Hite, is a look at the players, coaches and memories of University Hall at the University of Virginia. From Barry Parkhill’s last-second shot to knock off No. 2 South Carolina to the struggles faced by coaches Barbara Kelly and Dan Bonner in the early years of UVa. women’s basketball to the excitement of the early 1980s in the House that Ralph Built to the move to JPJ – it’s all here.



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