Final Score: William and Mary 5, VCU 4
Location: Cary Street Field (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 5-11, William and Mary 8-8
The Short Story: The two teams were tied at halftime, 3-3, in a tight contest. VCU took a 4-3 lead early in the second half but the Tribe tied it up shortly after and got the game-winner in the 62nd minute.
- Lauren Kaup scored a team-high two goals for the Rams.
- Emily McNamara had a goal and an assist.
- Spencer Tossone had a goal.
- Krystal Mayers and Jamee Albright each had an assist.
- Chessa Kownurko made seven saves in goal.
- The Tribe outshot VCU 18-8 and 12-6 in shots on goal.
- William and Mary had an 11-5 edge in penalty corners.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams capitalized on the first chance of the game for either team as McNamara played a ball across the face of the goal where Tossone settled it and placed her shot at the back post for a 1-0 lead.
- In the 11th minute, William and Mary tied the game at 1-1 as Cammie Llyod finished a shot over her shoulder from close range.
- The Rams retook the lead in the 21st minute as Mayers intercepted a clearance and found McNamara who beat the keeper in a one-on-one situation.
- VCU went up 3-1 in the 29th minute as Kaup was able to finish from the top of the circle off a pass from Albright.
- William and Mary scored two goals in the final six minutes of the first half, one on a penalty corner and the other off a rebound, to tie the game 3-3 at halftime.
- VCU came out and scored in the 42nd minute to go up 4-3 as Kaup was able to collect the ball off the keeper's clearance and score.
- The Tribe scored just five minutes later as Cassidy Goodwin scored to the far post.
- William and Mary got the game-winner in the 62nd minute as Emma MacLeod was able to dribble around the keeper and score.
VCU plays host to Saint Louis on Friday Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.