VCU SWEEPS SERIES AT OHIO

Score: VCU 2, Ohio 1

Location: Athens, Ohio (Pruitt Field)

Records: VCU 4-1, Ohio 1-5

Short Story: VCU dominated possession in the first half but clung to a 1-0 leader at the break before Ohio tied the game 1-1 just two minutes into the second half. The Rams were able to score the game-winner in the 60th minute as Colleen Rogers' goal sealed the 2-1 win.

 

KEY STATS

  • Emily McNamara scored a goal for VCU.
  • Natalie Bohmke and Spencer Tossone each recorded an assist.
  • Rogers' scored one goal, her first of the 2017 season.
  • VCU outshot Ohio 7-1 in the first half and and 11-3 for the game.
  • The Rams held a 7-1 advantage in shots on goal.
  • Kendall Ballard scored the lone goal for the Bobcats.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU's first real scoring chance of the game came in the 10th minute as McNamara's shot off a penalty corner forced a save from Alex Pennington.
  • The Rams earned three consecutive penalty corners and finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the 30th minute on their third attempt. Tossone fed in a penalty corner for Bohmke to stick-stop for McNamara as she scored.
  • VCU held a 1-0 lead at halftime despite outshooting Ohio 7-1 in the half.
  • The Bobcats tied the game at 1-1 on a penalty stroke goal from Ballard in the 38th minute.
  • Colleen Rogers scored the game-winner in the 60th minute unassisted to give VCU the 2-1 victory.

  

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU opens Atlantic 10 Conference play at rival Richmond on Friday.

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