Final Score: VCU 3, Saint Joseph's 0
Location: Sweeney Field (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Records: VCU 8-4-0 (5-1-0 A-10), Saint Joseph's 3-9-4 (1-4-1 A-10)
The Short Story: Three second half goals would be the product of solid defense as the VCU Rams defeated the Saint Joseph's Hawks by a final score of 3-0. VCU now has won seven of their last eight games, six of which were all shutouts.
- Goalkeeper Mario Sequeira would collect his sixth shutout of the season. He sits second in the Atlantic 10 in goals against after tonight's match.
- Luc Fatton would score his seventh goal of the season, leading the team in that category and taking the team lead in points with 14.
- Francesco Amorosino would score his sixth goal of the season, putting him second on the team passing Rafael Andrade Santos.
- Scoring his second goal of the season was Ryo Shimazaki, who would pump his season total up to six points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU would get some solid offensive tries in the first half, led by two shots from Fatton. However, things would stay tied 0-0 after the first 45 minutes.
- Just minutes into the second half, Fatton would put the Rams on the board with his seventh goal of the season. That would put VCU up 1-0 in the 49th minute.
- The Rams would keep up the offense, as they would collect seven shots over the next 20 minutes while they held Saint Joseph's to five shots.
- Amorosino would tally for the Rams in the 79th minute, putting VCU up 2-0 on a great play started by Steven Dal Molin.
- Just over a minute later, Ryo Shimazaki would add the third and final goal of the night for the Rams, as he made a run up the middle and scored top shelf of the net.
- Down the stretch, the Rams defense would hold strong, highlighted by a defensive save from Zeron Sewell that would help preserve the shutout along with Sequeira.
VCU returns to the pitch this upcoming Tuesday, October 24 when they travel to College Park, Maryland to take on the #3 Maryland Terrapins. Kickoff Tuesday night is scheduled for 7 p.m.