AMHERST, Mass. – The saying goes, "big time players make big time plays in big time games."
That's exactly what senior Megan Botteri (pictured, right) and junior Nicole Barry (pictured, main) of the VCU Field Hockey program did this past weekend at the Atlantic 10 Tournament on the campus of the University of Massachusetts.
Facing top-seed and 12th-ranked UMass, the Rams battled their way into double-overtime, keeping the potent Minutewomen offense off the board for over 90 minutes.
Leading that defensive effort for the Black & Gold were Botteri and Barry. Botteri was in the cage, racking up a career-high 19 saves on the afternoon. Barry was the center back who orchestrated the backline, who turned away 33 shots in the contest.