Rams fall on the road, 2-1, to William & Mary

The Basics

  • Score: William & Mary 2, VCU 1
  • Records: VCU (5-11), William & Mary (6-11)
  • Location: Busch Field – Williamsburg, Va.
  • The Short Story: Freshman Emily McNamara scored in a second straight game and senior goalkeeper Kendall Clifton tied a career-high with 12 saves, but it wasn't enough as the VCU field hockey team dropped a 2-1 road decision to William & Mary on Sunday afternoon. It was the final non-conference game of the year for the Rams.
How It Happened
  • The Rams tried to get on the board early with a corner in the fourth minute, but senior Taleah Scott's shot was turned away to keep the game scoreless.
  • William & Mary went on the attack quickly, firing 12 first half shots, but Clifton and the VCU defense held strong to keep the game at 0-0 at the break.
  • Just over 10 minutes into the second half, McNamara got loose on a break away and fired home her eighth goal of the year to give the Rams a 1-0 advantage.
  • Clifton would continue to turn shots away and the Rams nearly made it 2-0, but Scott's shot was blocked to keep William & Mary within one.
  • In the 56th minute, the Tribe finally broke through to even the score at 1-1.
  • Less than two minutes later, William & Mary found the back of the cage once again to give the Tribe the eventual difference maker.
  • McNamara ripped off another shot in an attempt to tie the game with less than three minutes left, but the Tribe would hold on for the 2-1 win.
Quotable
  • "In our game today I don't feel like we controlled the parts of the game that we should have been able to. We got a great goal by Emily to go ahead but were unable to hold onto that lead. We have to work on being able to control the game more and now our focus turns to our last two conference games of the season this coming week." - Head Coach Laura Baker
Up Next
  • The Rams make the trek across town on Wednesday evening to take on the Spiders of Richmond. Game time is set for 5 p.m.