Score: VCU 9, LIU Brooklyn 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU 6-1 (1-0), LIU Brooklyn 0-7 (0-0)
Short Story: Emily McNamara and Svea Sturm each recorded hat tricks as VCU had its biggest offensive output since an 8-1 victory over Appalachian State in 2013. The nine goals are tied for the second-most in program history as VCU's 11-1 win over Longwood in 2004 holds the record.
- McNamara scored three goals and one assist.
- Svea Sturm had three goals on four total shots.
- Colleen Rogers, Jamee Albright and Maite Sturm each scored one goal.
- Lauren Kaup recorded one assist.
- VCU outshot LIU Brooklyn 28-3 overall and 17-3 in shots on goal.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- McNamara opened the scoring for VCU as she worked her way around a defender before finding the back of the net in the 11th minute.
- Svea Sturm scored again 33 seconds later as she settled a pass, turned around and fired it past the goalkeeper.
- The Rams got their third goal in just over a minute as Sturm scored again to make it 3-0 in the 12th minute.
- Albright scored in the 19th minute on a pass from Kau to make it 4-0.
- Maite Sturm scored her goal after dribbling past a couple of defenders before scoring from close range in the 27th minute.
- VCU took a 6-0 lead into halftime after McNamara scored her second goal of the day in the 31st minute.
- The Rams started the second half much like the first and scored less than four minutes into the second stanza. Svea Sturm scored again off a McNamara pass to make it 7-0.
- McNamara recorded a hat trick in the 44th minute with a goal scored over her shoulder to make it 8-0.
- VCU ended its scoring on the day as Colleen Rogers scored on another Kaup assist in the 47th minute.
- LIU Brooklyn scored its lone goal as time expired on a penalty corner.
VCU travels to Lock Haven on Sept. 22 for a 3 p.m. start.