RAMS OPEN A-10 PLAY, BEAT UR FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2010

Score: VCU 3, Richmond 1

Location: Richmond, Va. (Crenshaw Field)

Records: VCU 5-1 (1-0), Richmond 0-6 (0-1)

Short Story: After trailing 1-0 at halftime, VCU reeled off three unanswered goals in the second half to beat Richmond for the first time since a 2-1 overtime victory on Sep. 8, 2010. The win also marked a 1-0 start for VCU in Atlantic 10 conference play.

 

KEY STATS

  • VCU outshot Richmond 17-15 overall including a decisive 15-4 in shots on goal.
  • Maite Sturm scored two goals, including the game-winning goal and recorded five shots on the day.
  • Emily McNamara scored her fifth goal of the year and had four shots on the day.
  • Jamee Albright had a team-high six shots including five on goal.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Spiders had control of the game early and recorded the first two shots of the game.
  • Richmond opened the scoring in the 12th minute off a penalty corner as Hannah Thomson put the Spiders up 1-0.
  • After a few minutes of back-and-forth play, VCU recorded nine shots in just over three minutes beginning in the 22nd minute.  
  • The Rams were unable to break the deadlock as Felicitas Heinzel made seven saves during that stretch and the other two shots were blocked.
  • The two teams went into the half with Richmond clinging to a 1-0 lead despite being outshot 10-4 overall and 8-1 in shots on goal by the Rams.
  • Sturm tied the game 1-1 in the 43rd minute after putting in a rebound off a Spencer Tossone shot.
  • Sturm doubled her tally and gave VCU its first lead at 2-1 in the 50th minute on the eventual game-winning goal.
  • McNamara capped off the scoring in the 54th minute as she was able to knock score an over-the-shoulder goal that snuck past the goalkeeper.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU hosts non-conference opponent LIU Brooklyn at 1 p.m. on Sunday.