Final Score (OT): James Madison 4, VCU 3
Location: Cary Street Field (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 3-5, James Madison 6-2
The Short Story: The Rams jumped out to a 3-1 lead but two second half goals from JMU sent the game to overtime where Hannah Hall scored the game-winner for the Dukes.
- Emily McNamara scored two goals and Sydney Weise scored one for VCU.
- Spencer Tossone, Natalie Bohmke, McKenzie Bowler and Rebecca Ward each had an assist for the Rams.
- Chessa Kownurko made a season-high 14 saves in the cage for VCU.
- McNamara had a team-high four shots and two shots on goal.
- JMU outshot the Rams 31-6 for the game and 18-4 in shots on goal.
- The Dukes also had an 11-3 edge in penalty corners.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams opened the scoring in the 10th minute as Tossone took the penalty corner, feeding the ball to Bohmke who lined ot up for McNamara to hit in.
- JMU tied the score 1-1 in the 17th minute as Casey O'Donnell was able to score at the near post.
- VCU took a 2-1 lead in the 31st minute as Weise's shot took a slight deflection before going into the goal.
- The Rams doubled their lead and made it 3-1 in the 45th minute as McNamara scored her second goal of the game off another penalty corner. Bohmke and Tossone both assisted on the goal.
- The Dukes would answer and close the deficit to 3-2 just over a minute later as Hall scored unassisted.
- JMU's Melanie Kusakavitch tied the game 3-3 in the 56th minute.
- The game went into overtime and Hall scored the game-winner for JMU just over seven minutes into the first overtime period.
VCU travels to A-10 foe La Salle for a 3:30 p.m. game on Sept. 30.