Final Score: No. 16 Virginia Tech 22, VCU 7
Location: Blacksburg, Va. (Indoor Practice Facility)
Records: VCU (2-6), Virginia Tech (8-3)
The Short Story: After a tightly contested beginning of the match in which VCU trailed just 2-1, No. 16 Virginia Tech scored five unanswered goals to build a lead and ultimately held off VCU's comeback attempts.
- Molly Barcikowski scored two goals and added a game-high four assists.
- Keriann McTavish also scored two goals on just two shot attempts.
- Sky Hyatt scored a goal and Sofia Emond tied for a team-high three draw controls.
- Clare Murphy and Anna Koniencki each scored once.
- Virginia Tech was led by Tristan McGinley who scored five goals and recorded seven draw controls.
- The Hokies outshot the Rams 38-21 overall and 29-16 in shots on goal.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Hokies got the first two goals of the game and led 2-0 before Barcikowski scored unassisted with 26:14 left in the first half.
- The Hokies built an 11-2 lead before the teams split goals to end the half as the Rams trailed 14-3.
- Koniencki scored to open the second half before Tech reeled off three consecutive goals.
- VCU responded with back-to-back goals from McTavish to cut the deficit back to 16-7.
- The Hokies scored the games' final six goals.
VCU will begin Atlantic 10 play on March 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Richmond.