Final Score: VCU 11, Duquesne 9
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Rooney Field)
Records: VCU (3-8, 1-2 A-10), Duquesne (3-7, 1-2 A-10)
The Short Story: Trailing Duquesne 6-4 with 22:40 left in regulation, the Rams reeled off five straight goals to take a 9-6 lead with 6:14 left and held off the Dukes for the victory.
- Blaire Langeler scored a team-high three goals, all in the second half, including the go-ahead goal.
- Molly Barcikowski scored two goals and added two assists.
- Keriann McTavish scored two goals and had one assist while Isabella Evans-Riester also scored two goals.
- Sky Hyatt had two assists and Clare Murhpy had a team-high four draw controls.
- Ria Peralta made 10 saves for VCU in the cage.
- Jill Vacanti led Duquesne with three goals and added an assist.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Sofia Emond opened the scoring for the Rams just over a minute into the contest after getting an assist from Barcikowski.
- Barcikowski scored to make it 2-1 on a free position with 21:22 left in the first half.
- The teams again traded goals before Duquesne scored the final two goals to take a 4-3 lead into halftime.
- The Dukes scored two of the first three goals of the second half to take a 6-4 lead with 22:40 before the Rams embarked on their run.
- Langeler scored the first of five unanswered goals with 16:16 left in the game. She scored three of the five straight goals with Barcikowski and Evans-Riester each scoring one. Two of the three goals were scored with the Rams down a player due to a yellow card.
- VCU led by as much as 11-8 with 1:24 remaining before the Dukes scored the games' final goal with 46 seconds left.
VCU continues its road trip at St. Bonaventure on April 8 with a 12:15 p.m. draw.