RAMS DEFEAT SAINT FRANCIS IN OVERTIME, EXTEND WINNING STREAK

Score: VCU 1, Saint Francis 0 (OT)
Location: Loretto, Pa.
Records: VCU (6-3, 3-0 A-10), Saint Francis (5-6, 2-1 A-10)

Short Story: VCU extended its winning streak to five games as Maite Sturm's goal just over five minutes into overtime broke the 0-0 deadlock.

KEY STATS

  • Sturm's game-winning goal was her third of the season. She also had a team-high three shots.
  • Emily van Hijfte took two shots during the game, both on target.
  • Emily McNamara recorded two shots with one on goal.
  • Sasha Elliott made four saves and earned the shutout.
  • VCU outshot Saint Francis 8-7 overall and the teams were tied 4-4 in shots on goal.
  • The Rams outshot Saint Francis 7-3 after halftime.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Saint Francis took the first shot of the day in the 4th minute of action but Elliott made the save.
  • Van Hijfte had VCU's first shot on target in the 17th minute but her effort was turned away.
  • Saint Francis had a 4-1 edge in shots in th first half.
  • Van Hijfte had another effort in the 61st minute but the Red Flash again made the save.
  • The two teams went into overtime with the score tied 0-0.
  • Saint Francis' Taylor Nesmith was issued a green card in the 76th minute and VCU capitalized 21 seconds later as Sturm scored the game-winner.

UP NEXT

VCU travels to Bucknell for a 1 p.m. match on Sept. 30. 

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