Score: VCU 3, Richmond 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Crenshaw Field)
Records: VCU 5-1 (1-0), Richmond 0-6 (0-1)
Short Story: After trailing 1-0 at halftime, VCU reeled off three unanswered goals in the second half to beat Richmond for the first time since a 2-1 overtime victory on Sep. 8, 2010. The win also marked a 1-0 start for VCU in Atlantic 10 conference play.
- VCU outshot Richmond 17-15 overall including a decisive 15-4 in shots on goal.
- Maite Sturm scored two goals, including the game-winning goal and recorded five shots on the day.
- Emily McNamara scored her fifth goal of the year and had four shots on the day.
- Jamee Albright had a team-high six shots including five on goal.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Spiders had control of the game early and recorded the first two shots of the game.
- Richmond opened the scoring in the 12th minute off a penalty corner as Hannah Thomson put the Spiders up 1-0.
- After a few minutes of back-and-forth play, VCU recorded nine shots in just over three minutes beginning in the 22nd minute.
- The Rams were unable to break the deadlock as Felicitas Heinzel made seven saves during that stretch and the other two shots were blocked.
- The two teams went into the half with Richmond clinging to a 1-0 lead despite being outshot 10-4 overall and 8-1 in shots on goal by the Rams.
- Sturm tied the game 1-1 in the 43rd minute after putting in a rebound off a Spencer Tossone shot.
- Sturm doubled her tally and gave VCU its first lead at 2-1 in the 50th minute on the eventual game-winning goal.
- McNamara capped off the scoring in the 54th minute as she was able to knock score an over-the-shoulder goal that snuck past the goalkeeper.
VCU hosts non-conference opponent LIU Brooklyn at 1 p.m. on Sunday.