Final Score: VCU 4, Richmond 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (11-3), Richmond (1-13-1)
The Short Story: VCU scores four first half goals to beat cross-town rival Richmond. The Rams four goals were scored by four different players.
- Sophomore midfielder Kimberly Ito scored her first goal of the season in the 32nd minute.
- Junior defender Amanda Tredway scored her second goal of the season in the first half (12th minute).
- Redshirt junior Megan Enos scored her first goal this season in the 39th minute of action.
- Senior keeper Audrey Sanderson recorded her eleventh win in goal this season, making four saves.
- VCU held a 25-9 advantage in shots and an 11-5 advantage in shots on goal.
- Today's win marked the sixth consecutive home victory for the Rams and pushed them to 6-1 in conference play this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams started the game aggressively, recording two shots early in the first half. Tredway's shot in the 12th minute broke the tie and put VCU on top 1-0. Sarah Gibson and Emma Kershner both were credited with an assist on the play.
- Vazquez extended the lead to 2-0 in the 24th minute when she chipped the ball just out of Richmond keeper Emily Wigg's reach. Samantha Jerabek earned an assist on the play after stealing the ball from a U of R defender and dishing it to Vazquez.
- Ito put the Rams up 3-0 in the 32nd minute with a rocket from just outside of the 18-yard box that found the upper 90 on the left side of the net. Maddi Santo played the ball to Ito from just inside the box and was credited with the assist on the play.
- Enos' goal in the 39th minute put VCU on top 4-0 late in the second half. Stephanie Stahl played Enos in beautifully on the play after crossing the ball right in front of the keeper for the easy tap in.
- Richmond's Cassidy Bennetti scored the Spiders first and only goal of the game in the 60th minute.
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
"Today was a good result and we took care of business. Our team adapted well to an unusual game time and we came out firing in the first half with four solid goals. I would have liked our second half to be cleaner, but UR's keeper made some great saves to keep us at 4. We look forward to facing off against a good UMass team away from home on Sunday."
VCU continues conference play this Sunday, Oct. 14, when they travel to Amherst, Mass. for a 1 p.m. matchup with UMass.