VCU AND SAINT LOUIS FAIL TO SCORE AS MATCH ENDS IN A TIE

Final Score: VCU 0, Saint Louis 0
Location: St. Louis, Mo. (Robert R. Hermann Stadium)
Records: VCU (7-4-1) A-10 (3-0-1), Saint Louis (4-2-5) A-10 (1-1-2) 

The Short Story: Neither team's offense was enough to get on the board as the match was a hardly fought defensive battle.

QUICK FACTS

  • Sophomore keeper Mario Sequeira registered a total of six saves compared to Saint Louis' Seth Stiebel's two.
  • Four different Rams took one shot each while junior defender Ryo Shimazaki and sophomore forward Jared Greene put one shot on goal apiece.
  • Saint Louis held a 24-4 edge in shots.
  • VCU recorded six fouls and one yellow card compared to Saint Louis' 14 fouls and four yellow cards.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Sequeira recorded three saves in the second half (51', 56', 73') and three more in the sudden victory overtime periods (100', 103', 110') to keep Saint Louis from getting on the board.
  • Saint Louis took the first four shots before VCU got on the stat sheet through the first 15 minutes of the match but couldn't find the back of the net.
  • VCU's first shot of the match came in the 28th minute when Joseph Gonnella missed just wide.
  • Jared Greene forced the first save of the night for Saint Louis when he shot a rocket in the 60th minute.
  • In the 70th minute, Shimazaki lasered in a shot that almost put the Rams on top in the 70th minute, but it was saved by Saint Louis.

HEAD COACH DAVID GIFFARD

"To come here on this field in the condition that it is in and play against a really good team like that and get a road point was excellent for our young group. We stayed organized and together and kept the zero. I'm very proud of the boys and the effort they gave tonight."

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU will travel once again to face off against conference opponent George Washington on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.

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