Final Score: VCU 0, La Salle 0
Location: Sports Backers Stadium (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 7-7-1 (3-3-0 A-10), La Salle 3-8-3 (1-2-3 A-10)
The Short Story: After losing in a close 1-0 match on Thursday evening, the VCU Rams flipped the script on Sunday afternoon in dramatic fashion, as Amanda Tredway scored her third goal of the season just 54 seconds into double overtime to send the Black and Gold home with a 1-0 win over the La Salle Explorers.
- Tredway's third goal of the season ranks her third on the team in the category behind Maddi Santo (4) and Julia Suarez (5).
- Rachel Hardy would come away with her second assist of the season on the play, as she sent a corner kick in the box where Tredway put away the score.
- Ryan Jones would grab her first win of the season in net for the Rams in just under 56 minutes of work in net, after entering the game at the start of the second half.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams got going early with back-to-back shot attempts from Megan Dell and Ingrid Brouwer, each of which were saved by La Salle goalkeeper Larisa Zambelli.
- With the Rams and Explorers playing a majority of the first half at the midfield, the Black and Gold managed just three more shots in the first half. The score stayed 0-0 through the first 45 minutes of play.
- As the second half started, VCU went to Ryan Jones at goalie to replace Audrey Sanderson.
- VCU had a great chance in the 54th minute, as just off a corner kick, Megan Dell put a shot on net headed inside the right post. However, standing there was a La Salle body as Zambelli got caught out of position. It would be credited as a team save, and the score would stay 0-0.
- In the 79th minute, the Rams would set up for a corner kick after a solid offensive push. Ingrid Brouwer would get a head on the ball toward the net, but it would sail wide of the net.
- The score would stay tied through 90 minutes, sending the match to overtime. It seemed La Salle might end it soon after, as a shot by Danielle Marx looked like it might go in. However, her shot would hit off the crossbar and bounce back out, keeping the game scoreless.
- Just minutes later, La Salle almost won the game again, as a shot from Kristin Haugstad slipped by Ryan Jones from eight yards out. However, waiting on the end line was Brittany Beckwith, who cleared the ball and kept the match at 0-0, thus, pushing the game to a second overtime period.
- It wouldn't take long for Tredway to close the door, as just 54 seconds into the half, she would connect on a header off a corner from Rachel Hardy, giving the Rams the 1-0 victory.
VCU will return to action this Thursday, October 20 when they return home to Sports Backers Stadium to take on the George Mason Patriots. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.