VCU PLAYS TO 1-1 DRAW AT DAVIDSON THURSDAY

Final Score: VCU: 1, Davidson: 1
Location: Davidson, N.C. (Alumni Soccer Stadium) 
Records: VCU: 8-6-2 (2-5-1), Davidson: 8-7-2 (3-4-1)

THE SHORT STORY 

After two first half goals, VCU and Davidson played to a 1-1 double overtime draw in North Carolina in the final week of Atlantic 10 play.

QUICK FACTS

  • Davidson scored early, taking a 1-0 lead in the opening minute of the match.  
  • Senior Susanna Friedrichs (Midlothian, Va.) found the back of the net in the 36th minute to level 1-1 before the halftime whistle.
  • VCU outshot Davidson 21-10 on the night. 
  • Sophomore Brecht Haakma (Amsterdam, Netherlands) made seven key saves between the posts. 
  • Junior Emma Kershner (Centreville, Va.) led the way offensively with five shots, landing two on frame.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Davidson capitalized early when it surged forward on the opening kickoff to take a 1-0 lead in the first 20 seconds of the match. 
  • Junior Karen Lohrmann (Clifton, Va.) unleashed the first VCU shot of the night, but it went just high. 
  • In the 14th minute, Haakma made an impressive soaring stop to keep the Rams within striking distance. 
  • The Rams had a great look in the box in the 23rd minute as Friedrichs nearly got a toe on the ball just in front of goal, but was unable to catch up with the ball. 
  • VCU continued its high press and finally found the equalizer in the 36th minute. After keeping a corner kick alive, Friedrichs got on the end of a loose ball in the box and put it in the back of the net to tie the game 1-1. 
  • The Rams came out of the gate blazing in the second frame, earning a corner kick on its opening attack of the half. 
  • Haakma continued to be a brick wall throughout the second half, making a massive save in the 64thminute to keep things tied. 
  • The Rams had another great chance in the 68th minute when sophomore Idelys Vazquez went one-on-one with the Davidson keeper who made the save. 
  • The match was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, sending the side's headed to overtime. 
  • VCU had a few chances in the overtime periods, including a great look in the 108th minute when Friedrichs directed a header on frame, but it sailed into the hands of the Wildcats' keeper. 
  • After two scoreless overtime periods, each team walked away with a point from the match.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU's final regular season home match of the season is Sunday, Oct. 27 against Massachusetts. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. with a pregame ceremony to honor seniors scheduled for pregame.