Score: VCU 7, Saint Louis 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU (2-3, 1-0 A-10), Saint Louis (2-4, 0-1 A-10)
Short Story: Emily McNamara scored a career-high four goals as she set a new school record for career goals and career points in VCU's victory. McNamara broke both school records on her first goal of the game in the 16th minute.
- It was the second-largest margin of victory for VCU in an A-10 match since joining the league. The largest margin of victory for VCU in an A-10 match was a 7-0 win against La Salle in 2017.
- McNamara scored four goals on just seven shots, with six of them coming on target.
- Shannon Pereira scored two goals and added an assist for VCU.
- Maite Sturm scored one goal and assisted on another.
- Svea Sturm and Bentley Zabicki each had an assist.
- VCU outshot Saint Louis 23-5 with a 19-4 edge in shots on goal.
- The Rams also held a 9-4 advantage in penalty corners.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Pereira scored her first goal in a VCU uniform in the 14th minute on an assist from Zabicki.
- McNamara doubled the Rams' lead to 2-0 just over two minutes later with her record-breaking goal.
- Pereira added her second of the day in the 24th minute after controlling a waist-high rebound in the air and beating the goalie.
- Saint Louis cut the lead to 3-1 just before halftime in the 33rd minute on a penalty corner as Erica Bondoc scored.
- Coming out of halftime, VCU needed just 36 seconds to push the lead to 4-1 as McNamara scored on an assist from Pereira.
- McNamara would score the next two goals as well, one on a penalty corner in the 42nd minute and another in the 44th minute off a rebound to make VCU's lead 6-1.
- The final goal of the day came in the 46th minute as Maite Sturm scored on a penalty shot.
VCU hosts Towson at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Cary Street Field.