RAMS BEAT DAVIDSON IN OT THRILLER, 12-11

Final Score: VCU 12, Davidson 11 (OT)
Location: Davidson, N.C. (Richardson Stadium)
Records: VCU (6-8, 4-2 A-10), Davidson (7-7, 2-4 A-10)

The Short Story: Trailing 11-8 with 15:51 remaining, the Rams held Davidson scoreless the rest of the way as Sky Hyatt reeled off three unanswered goals to force overtime. Molly Barcikowski scored the game-winning goal just 39 seconds into the sudden-death overtime period.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • The win extended VCU's winning streak to four games, all in A-10 play. The four A-10 conference wins are the most for the Rams who are playing in just their third season. VCU has improved its conference win total each season.
  • Hyatt scored a season-high seven goals on 13 shot attempts.
  • Barcikowski scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added two assists. She eclipsed 150 career points during the contest.
  • Jessica Del Rossi scored two goals on just three shot attempts.
  • Keriann McTavish scored one goal and had one assist.
  • VCU outshot Davidson 38-25 overall and 29-18 in shots on goal.
  • The Rams held a 17-9 advantage in draw controls.
  • Sarah Kopp scored a team-high three goals for Davidson.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU and Davidson were tied 1-1 with 25:23 remaining in the first half before the Wildcats reeled off five goals to take a 6-1 lead with 9:22 left in the first half.
  • The Rams scored four of the final six goals of the half to trail 8-5 at halftime.
  • VCU scored the first two goals of the second half to get back within 8-7 with 22:30 remaining. Davidson answered with three of the next four goals to push its lead to 11-8 with 15:51 left.
  • The Rams held the Wildcats scoreless for the remainder of the game as Hyatt scored the final three goals to force overtime.
  • After a short lightning delay after the end of regulation, Barcikowski scored the game-winning goal in overtime on an assist from McTavish. It was the only lead of the game for the Rams and gave VCU the win.

 

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU hosts La Salle at 5 p.m. at Cary Street Field on April 20.

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