VCU CAN'T HOLD OFF LATE DAVIDSON RALLY IN 13-10 LOSS

Final Score: Davidson 13, VCU 10

Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)

Records: VCU 6-9 (2-5), Davidson (6-8, 4-3)

 

The Short Story: The Rams jumped out early and built a 7-2 lead with 14:22 left in the first half but Davidson rallied and outscored VCU 11-3 for the remainder of the contest to take the victory.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Molly Barcikowski scored a team-high four goals and added a team-high three assists. She also had three ground balls, one caused turnover and went 1-of-1 on free position attempts. 
  • Megan Williamson scored two goals and had one assist on four shots. She also collected one ground ball.
  • Clare Murphy, Jessica Del Rossi, Isabella Evans-Riester and Blaire Langeler each scored one goal. Evans-Riester also added an assist.
  • Sky Hyatt and Sofia Emond also had an assist.
  • Ria Peralta had 13 saves in the cage for the Black and Gold.
  • VCU outshot the Wildcats 33-29 but Davidson held a slight 26-25 edge in shots on goal.
  • The Rams forced 19 turnovers while only committing 11.
  • Davidson's Nicole Pettiglio scored a game-high seven goals to lead Davidson.

  

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Barcikowski scored the first goal of the game with 26:07 remaining in the first half before Davidson answered less than two minutes later.
  • The Rams would then score four consecutive goals to build a 5-1 lead with 19:17 left in the first half.
  • VCU would eventually lead 7-2 after Williamson scored off a Hyatt assist with 14:22 remaining in the stanza. It was the largest lead of the game for both teams.
  • The Wildcats would scored the final five goals of the first half to tie the game 7-7 at the break.
  • VCU would score again score the first goal of the half after Barcikowski scored off a Del Rossi assist to lead 8-7.
  • The Wildcats would score five consecutive goals to take their first lead of the contest at 12-8 with 14:37 remaining.
  • Barcikowski got VCU back into the game, scoring back-to-back goals to make it 12-10 with 3:53 left.
  • The Rams were unable to complete the comeback and the Wildcats scored the game's final goal with 1:23 left.
 

WHAT'S NEXT 

VCU will host St. Bonaventure at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.

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