UNC WILMINGTON DEFEATS VCU 3-0 IN NON-CONFERENCE ACTION

Final Score: VCU: 0, UNCW: 3
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium) 
Records: VCU: 6-7-2 (5-1-1, A-10), UNCW: 10-4-2 (6-0-1, CAA)

THE SHORT STORY 

VCU fell to UNCW 3-0 in its final non-conference match of the season Tuesday night at Sports Backers Stadium. 

QUICK FACTS

  • UNCW got on the board in the 14th minute to take a 1-0 lead. 
  • The Seahawks extended its lead 2-0 in the 84th minute. 
  • The final goal of the match was scored in the 87th minute to secure the 3-0 victory. 
  • Senior Mario Sequeira (San Jose, Costa Rica) made eight saves between the sticks. 
  • Senior Ryo Shimazaki (Kawasaki, Japan) let the way with two shots. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • In the 12th minute, senior Anthony Gonnella (Charlottesville, Va.) fired VCU's first shot of the night that went high. 
  • The Seahawks took a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute after earning a corner kick. The service was headed to the back post where a UNCW player headed the ball home. 
  • Sophomore Martin Ngoh (Goldvein, Va.) put VCU's only shot on target of the night in the 24th minute, but the UNCW keeper made the save. 
  • Freshman Maverick McGann (Washington, D.C.) had a great look in the 50th minute when he slipped behind the defense and got a head to the ball, but the shot went just high. 
  • VCU had another good chance in the 69th minute. Junior Toranosuke Abe (Tokyo, Japan) fired a rocket from outside the box towards goal that was just inches wide. 
  • UNCW scored again in the 84th and 87th minutes to cap off the 3-0 victory.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU will have its final match of the regular season Saturday, Nov. 2 at George Mason. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. 

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