TOWSON, Md. – Sophomore Kelsey Scherrer (Chesapeake, Va.) supplied the offense while junior Erin Jablonski (Charlottesville, Va.) provided the defensive equivalent to lead a 2-0 Virginia Commonwealth University victory over Towson Sunday at Johnny Unitas Stadium
"This kind of proves that everything we're doing the last few years has been for the best," VCU Head Coach Kelly McQuade said. "We're getting a newfound rejuvenation with these last couple of wins, which only helps our confidence."
With Towson's football Field Turf surface slowing play, the Rams were forced to adjust their style of attack. VCU was outshot, 11-8, but made the most of its opportunities.
Scherrer, who provided a game-winning goal in double overtime Friday at Delaware, blasted her fifth and sixth scores of the season in the 39th and 59th minutes, respectively.
That was all the cushion Jablonski would need, as the junior keeper handled six saves on the way to her second shutout.
"I told them that this was a game that we were going to have to find a way to win this game," McQuade said. "Kelsey [Scherrer] was on fire played out of her mind. She played very well off the ball and generated a lot of attack. I give the girls a ton of credit for overcoming this different environment to get the win."
The road won't get any easier for VCU. The Rams return to Cary Street Field on Friday, Oct. 1 for a showdown with 16th-ranked Drexel at 6 p.m. The Dragons were picked first in the CAA Preseason Coaches Poll.