RAMS TOP SAINT FRANCIS IN OT, 5-4

Score: VCU 5, Saint Francis (Pa.) 4 (OT)

Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)

Records: VCU (11-5, 4-2 A-10), Saint Francis (7-8, 3-3 A-10)

Short Story: After a constant back-and-forth battle between the two squads wasn't settled during regulation, Emily McNamara completed her hat trick by scoring the game winning goal off of a penalty corner.

 

KEY STATS

  • McNamara had a game-high three goals, 13 overall shots and eight shots on goal. She also added an assist.
  • Natalie Bohmke scored for the Rams and had two shots.
  • Jamee Albright also added a goal for VCU on her only shot attempt of the game.
  • Maite Sturm had an assist, nine shots overall and four shots on target.
  • Spencer Tossone had an assist on the game-winning goal.
  • VCU outshot Saint Francis 29-15 overall and 17-7 for the game.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU struck first took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute as Bohmke scored a goal.
  • The Red Flash tied the game 1-1 in the 27th minute as Brianna Govia scored at the far post.
  • The two teams were tied 1-1 at halftime but VCU scored just eight minutes into the second half and took a 2-1 lead as Albright tapped the ball into an open net after a cross from McNamara.
  • The Red Flash then scored two unanswered goals less than six minutes later to take a 3-2 lead over the Rams.
  • VCU responded with two unanswered goals from McNamara in the 50th minute and the 60th minute to give the Rams a 4-3 lead.
  • Saint Francis would force overtime by scoring with less than four minutes remaining to tie the game at 4-4.
  • McNamara scored the game-winner on a penalty corner in the 85th minute after Tossone inserted the ball, she stopped it and had a shot from the edge of the arc beat the goalkeeper far post.

 

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will host La Salle at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Cary Street Field. 

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