RAMS SHUTOUT TOWSON IN 9-0 WIN

Score: VCU 9, Towson 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU (3-3, 1-0 A-10), Towson (1-6, 0-0 CAA)

Short Story: VCU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and used stifling defense to cruise to back-to-back victories, outscoring its opponents 16-1 over two games.

KEY STATS

  • The win tied the largest shutout for VCU in program history, a 9-0 win over Georgetown in 1992.
  • Emily McNamara scored three goals and added two assists, giving her seven goals and two assists in her last two games.
  • Shannon Pereira scored two goals and added an assist.
  • Svea Sturm scored two goals on six shot attempts.
  • Maite Sturm scored one goal and assisted on two goals.
  • Litiana Field scored one goal and had one assist.
  • Janne Wetzel recorded two assists while Bentley Zabicki added one.
  • VCU outshot Towson 35-4 including 25-1 in shots on goal.
  • Sasha Elliot posted her first collegiate shutout in the cage and the Rams' first shutout of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Maite Sturm opened the scoring in the 8th minute after inserting a penalty corner and getting the ball back from McNamara for the goal.
  • McNamara doubled the lead two minutes later on another penalty corner.
  • Field scored in the 22nd minute after redirecting a pass from McNamara into the goal to make it 3-0.
  • The Rams made it 4-0 after Pereira scored on an assist from Wetzel in the 26th minute.
  • McNamara scored her second of the day on an assist from Zabicki in the 46th minute.
  • VCU went up 6-0 in the 55th minute after a long pass from Wetzel found Svea Sturm in front of the cage where she tapped the ball past the keeper.
  • McNamara recorded her second hat trick in as many games in the 63rd minute off a penalty corner.
  • VCU concluded the scoring as Pereira scored her second goal to make it 9-0 in the 67th minute after her first two shots were blocked and saved.

UP NEXT

VCU hosts rival Richmond at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Cary Street Field.

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