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