Final Score: Saint Joseph's 2, VCU 0
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Sweeney Field)
Records: VCU (10-3), Saint Joseph's (9-4-2)
The Short Story: Two early Saint Joseph's goals help them give VCU its first conference loss of the season.
- Amanda Tredway led the Rams with two shots on goal.
- Samantha Jerabek led VCU in shots with three, including one shot on goal.
- Maddi Santo, Julia Saurez and Kimberly Ito also recorded shots for the Rams.
- Senior keeper Audrey Sanderson made 2 saves in goal, both in the first half.
- VCU recorded 8 shots including 3 shots on goal in this game.
- Today's loss ended the Rams seven game winning streak and gave them their first conference loss of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Jerabek recorded the first shot of the game for the Rams in the 7th minute. The attempt came with VCU trailing 1-0 after a Saint Joseph's goal but went just wide.
- VCU had two chances later in the first half when Jerabek recorded the first shot on goal. The attempt came in the 37th minute and forced a save by Saint Joseph's keeper. Tredway followed that with another attempt just four minutes later when her shot in the 41st minute forced another save by Grace Bendon.
- VCU entered halftime with 3 shots including 2 on goal, but trailed the Hawks 2-0.
- The Rams started the second half aggressively as Kimberly Ito and Julia Suarez both recorded shots in the 49th and 51st minutes respectively.
- Tredway recorded her second shot on goal of the game in the 74th minute of action. The attempt forced another save by Bendon.
- Saint Josephs two goals both came within the first 15 minutes of the match. The first was scored by Dakota Mills in the 4th minute. The second was scored by Michael Finneyfrock in the 13th minute.
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
"We had a tough first half today and that proved to be the difference in the match. We came out flat and St. Joe's made us play for it. They're a good side, but we are better than the effort we put forth in the first half. The effort from the second half today will be needed from this point forward if we want to reach our goals."
VCU continues conference play this Thursday, Oct. 11, when they return to Sports Backers Stadium for a 7 p.m. rivalry match with the University of Richmond. The Rams will also be celebrating Senior Night in this game.