Davidson Defeats Rams 19-9 in Tar-Heel State

Score: Davidson 19, VCU 9
Location: Davidson, N.C. (Carol Grotnes Belk Turf Field)
Records: Davidson 6-6 (3-2), VCU 3-10 (1-4 A-10)

The Short Story: VCU women's lacrosse traveled to North Carolina to battle Davidson on Friday. Molly Barcikowski recorded her fourth hat-trick of the season in a 19-9 loss to the Wildcats.

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • Just over a minute into the contest, Barcikowski put the Rams on the board early, scoring the first goal of the game. 
  • The Wildcats responded with five unanswered scores to take a 5-1 advantage.
  • Sky Hyatt ended the run with her first of two goals on the day. 
  • Back-to-back scores from Blaire Langeler made it a one-goal game at 5-4.
  • The Wildcats responded wtih four-straight to add to their lead.
  • Hyatt's second score dug into the lead, but Davidson answered with two more.
  • Sofia Emond and Ryann Shaughnessy added second half scores.
  • Barcikowski found the net twice in the final minutes of the game to complete the hat-trick.
  • Chloe Mujwit scored less than two minutes into the contest to tie the game 1-1. Mujwit added two more goals for her first career hat trick.

OFF THE DRAW

  • Barcikowksi's hat-tick ties her with Hyatt for most on the team. The forward also picked up an assist and continues to be one of the best in the Atlantic 10 at setting up her teammates. 
  • Hyatt's two goals pushes her over thirty on the season. Hyatt leads the Rams in goals and has scored in each game this season. The midfielder also won three draws, scooped two groundballs and caused a turnover.
  • Emond won a team-high four draws and added two groundballs to her score.
  • Kelly O'Brien caused two turnovers and picked up two groundballs on defense.

QUOTABLES

  • "The A-10 Conference is proving to be unpredictable this season. The wins and losses become more diversified each weekend. It is an exciting time for our conference and our team. We are looking ahead to Sunday." - Assistant Coaches Tara Coyle & Meg Decker
  • "This was a very eventful trip for the Rams. Coach Jen finally had her beautiful baby girl and we could not be happier to have a new Ram on the team! We also were able to have a team dinner at my house! Its was unreal having my 26 best friends at my house. It is so awesome that the coaches went out of their way to give me a meal a homecooked meal. We also experienced a tough loss. Nevertheless, it was another very important learning experience for our team. The good thing about this group is that at the end of the day, our team is still the strongest support system there is. We are ready to get back to work on Sunday." - Clare Murphy

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU returns home to take on Goerge Washington in A-10 action on Sunday, April 17th. Game time is scheduled for noon.