HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Life on the road can be tough and the VCU Field Hockey team learned that first hand.
The Black & Gold surrendered six second-half goals in a 7-0 loss to a potent Hofstra Pride squad in Colonial Athletic Association action on Friday afternoon.
"Today was disappointing," Head Coach Kelly McQuade. "We didn't fight for each other and we turned into a group of individuals instead of playing as a team. The first half and second half were two completely different games. We need to regroup and play the team style of hockey with which we know we can find success."
Hofstra, who boasts the league's top scoring offense, was slowed down by the Rams for much of the first half, with the exception of a goal in the eighth minute by Amy-Lee Levy to give the home team a 1-0 advantage.
One of the country's best scorers, Genna Kover, would take over in the second half and lead an offensive explosion by the Pride. Kover entered the contest ranked in the top 15 in the country in goals scored and added to that with a hat trick in the second half. The senior also added three assists to give her a nine-point afternoon.
Krizia Layne, who is the league's third best scorer, added two goals in the second half to aid the Hofstra offensive attack, which piled up 24 shots on the Black & Gold.
Freshman Kendell Combs led VCU's offensive prowess, taking three of the squad's six shots, but the Rams were unable to find the back of the cage.
The Rams will be back in action on Sunday as they head to Northeastern University for a 2 p.m. CAA showdown with the Huskies.