Final Score: VCU 4, Saint Francis 1
Location: Richmond, Va.
Records: VCU (5-5, 3-1 A-10), Saint Francis (3-8, 1-1 A-10)
The Short Story: VCU scored four unanswered goals as the Rams dominated Saint Francis for their third consecutive Atlantic 10 victory.
- Emily van Hijfte scored a goal and tied for the game-high with four shot attempts.
- Maite Sturm also had four shot attempts and a goal on a penalty stroke.
- Maddie Wilber scored her first career goal on her only shot attempt of the afternoon.
- Svea Sturm and Lynea Gregory each had an assist.
- VCU outshot the Red Flash 29-7 overall and 18-5 in shots on goal.
- Sasha Elliott made four saves in the cage for the Black and Gold.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Agustina Deharbe scored the opening goal just 1:07 into the game to put Saint Francis up 1-0.
- VCU responded in the 10th minute as Emily van Hijfte scored on an assist from Gregory to even the match at 1-1.
- Litiana Field scored the game-winning goal in the 20th minute as Svea Sturm passed the ball across the face of the goal for a tap-in.
- Wilber scored her first goal after collecting the rebound from Svea Sturm's shot in front of goal to put VCU up 3-1.
- Maite Sturm capped the win off scoring on a penalty stroke in the 57th minute to make it 4-1.
VCU travels to Lock Haven for a match at 3 p.m. on Oct. 11.