Final Score: VCU 17, Massachusetts 16 (OT)
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU (7-9, 5-3 A-10), UMass (12-4, 7-1 A-10)
The Short Story: VCU overcame a 14-9 deficit to UMass that ended when Molly Barcikowski scored the game-winning goal in overtime. The Rams' win snapped the Minutewomen's 61-game Atlantic 10 winning streak and secured VCU's first trip to the Atlantic 10 Women's Lacrosse Championship.
- Sky Hyatt scored a game-high six goals on her senior day and added five draw controls.
- Barcikowski scored five goals and added two assists.
- Ria Peralta made 17 saves in the cage for VCU.
- Clare Murphy scored three goals and added three ground balls.
- Blaire Langeler scored twice and recorded one assist.
- Megan Williamson tallied one goal for the Rams.
- Hannah Burnett led UMass with four goals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU started quickly and raced to a 3-0 lead just under four minutes into the contest.
- The Minutewomen scored four unanswered goals to take a 4-3 lead with 20:21 left in the first half.
- The Rams responded by reeling off three straight goals to retake the lead at 6-4 with 11:41 left before halftime.
- UMass outscored VCU 6-2 to close the first half and led 10-8 at the half.
- The Minutewomen then scored four of the first five goals of the second half to buil a 14-9 lead with 21:16 left in regulation.
- The Rams then scored six of the next seven goals with Clare Murphy's goal with 21 seconds left in regulation giving VCU a 16-15 lead.
- The Minutewomen were able to win the ensuing draw and sent the game to overtime on a goal from Holly Turner with one second remaining.
- Barcikowski scored the game-winning goal just over three minutes into the overtime period on a free position.=
VCU travels to George Mason on April 28 for a 1 p.m. draw in the final game of the regular season.