Rams Improve to 2-1 at Home with 21-13 Victory Over Campbell

Score:  VCU 21, Campbell 13
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU 2-3, Campbell 2-3

The Short Story: VCU women's lacrosse hosted Campbell on Sunday, defeating the Camels 21-13. Redshirt freshman Sky Hyatt had a career day for VCU, scoring nine goals on 11 shots, adding an assist. The Rams improved to 2-1 at home this season.

OPENING TIP

  • Along with Hyatt's nine scores, eight different Rams found the net on Sunday.
  • Molly Barcikowski recorded her second-straight hat-trick and third overall. The freshman, who is 7th in the nation in assists per game, also assisted on four goals.
  • Also picking up her first collegiate hat-trick was redshirt-freshman Megan Williamson. Williamson assisted on two other scores.
  • Chloe Mujwit nearly made it a trio of hat-trick. She recorded two goals on the day. 
  • Sofia Emond, Mackenzie Galli,Mary Hagopian, and Clare Murphy each scored for the Black and Gold.
  • Emond won six draw controls and added four groundballs in the win. 
  • Murphy scooped five groundballs, won three draw controls, caused two turnovers and dished out an assist in an all-around effort on the turf.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Just over a minute into the contest, Hyatt scored her sixth goal of the season to put VCU on top 1-0.
  • Within two minutes, Hyatt added a second score in the contest and Murphy's goal made it a quick 3-0 game.
  • Campbell responded with three-straight goals of their own to tie the game in the seventh minute.
  • Hyatt quickly broke the draw with her third score on the afternoon.
  • Hyatt's hat-trick kicked off a 9-0 run by the Rams that pushed VCU ahead 12-3.
  • VCU added three more before the half to head into the break with a comfortable 15-4 lead.
  • The Rams scored six more in the second half to tie their season-high from the team's victory over Gardner-Webb on Valentine's Day.

QUOTABLE

  • "We are so proud of our girls and the tenacity they showed fighting through three tough losses and a few hard weeks of practice. They really showed a lot of improvement today, especially in the areas we have focused on. We worked together, it was a true team effort. We supported each other. They had great attitudes and they really executed for the first time all season." - Head Coach Jen O'Brien
  • "Our two goalies were amazing. We're very happy with how confident and composed they played. They really supported their defense and were true anchors on that end. The defense played as a unit today, something we've asked them to do all year. They worked together to shut down a very talented Campbell offense." - Head Coach Jen O'Brien

WHAT'S NEXT

  • VCU travels to the Motor City to battle Detroit on Friday, March 11th. Game time is set for 2:00 P.M