Score: VCU 3, Lock Haven 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field0
Records: VCU (9-6, 6-1 A-10), Lock Haven (8-7, 2-4 A-10)
Short Story: VCU used three first half goals to jump out to a 3-1 halftime lead and never looked back.
- Shannon Pereira scored the first goal, the game-winner, on her only shot attempt.
- Emily van Hijfte scored a goal and had two shot attempts.
- Mackenzie Williams scored the first goal of her collegiate career.
- Litiana Field and Maite Sturm each had an assist.
- Sasha Elliot made six saves in the cage.
- VCU outshot Lock Have 9-8 overall but the Bald Eagles held a slight 7-5 edge in shots on goal.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU needed only 1:21 to score its first goal as Pereira hit in a pass from Field to go up 1-0.
- The Rams doubled their lead in the 18th minute as Williams scored on a pass from Sturm.
- Lock Haven cut the VCU lead to just 2-1 after Dana-Lee de Gannes stole a pass and scored from just inside the circle.
- The Rams gave themselves a two goal margin in the 29th minute as van Hijfte collected a loose ball in the circle and found the top corner of the cage to make it 3-1.
- Elliot made four saves in the second half to preserve the 3-1 lead.
VCU hosts No. 14 Wake Forest at noon on Oct. 21 at Cary Street Field for Senior Day.