STRONG SECOND HALF LEADS MEN'S SOCCER TO 4-0 WIN AT GEORGE MASON

Final Score: VCU 4, George Mason 0
Location: George Mason Stadium (Fairfax, Va.)
Records: VCU 7-4-0 4-1-0 A-10), George Mason 5-6-2 (0-4-1 A-10) 

The Short Story: After a scoreless first half, the VCU Rams offense got the ball rolling in a big way as they scored four second half goals from four different players to defeat the George Mason Patriots by a final score of 4-0. VCU has now won six of its last seven matches.

QUICK FACTS 

  • VCU outshot the Patriots 15-10 over the contest, putting up 12 in the second half alone.
  • Rafael Andrade Santos is now tied with Luc Fatton for first on the team in points with 12 after scoring his fifth goal of the season.
  • Francesco Amorosino is the third Ram to collect double-digit points this season, as he now has 11 on the season.
  • Both Steven Dal Molin and Lyndsey Moreland each scored their first goals of the season in the win.

HOW IT HAPPENED 

  • VCU came out firing taking the first shot of the game, but George Mason picked things up toward the end of the first half.
  • At the half, the score remained 0-0 between the two sides. George Mason held a slight shot advantage at the time.
  • Both sides came out firing in the second half, and the aggressiveness led to a VCU penalty kick in the 52nd minute.
  • Santos would convert the penalty kick for his fifth goal of the season, making it 1-0 in favor if the Rams.
  • The second goal would come in the 67th minute, as Dal Molin took a shot that went bar down and over the line for a 2-0 lead.
  • In the 75th minute, Amorosino blasted a shot into the upper right 90 to give VCU the 3-0 lead.
  • Just minutes later, Moreland made a run up the middle of the field and could not be stopped. He would slide a shot in for VCU's fourth gial of the game, wrapping up the scoring for the day.

WHAT'S NEXT 
VCU returns to the pitch this upcoming Saturday, Oct. 21 as the Black & Gold hit the road to Philadelphia to take on the Saint Joseph's Hawks. Opening kickoff for the matchup is slated for 7 p.m.

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