Final Score: VCU 18, Longwood 13
Records: VCU (2-1, 0-0 A-10), Longwood (1-3, 0-0 Big South)
The Short Story: VCU set the tone early after scoring three goals in three minutes to ride by Longwood, powered by Clare Murphy's career-high six goals.
- Murphy scored a team-high six goals on nine shot attempts and dished out two assists
- Jessica Del Rossi scored a season-high four goals on six shot attempts
- Sofia Emond found the back of the net twice and added an assist
- Molly Barcikowski also scored two goals and dished out two assists
- VCU outshot Longwood 39-34 overall and 28-24 in shots on goal.
- Longwood had three players score hattricks and two others score two apiece
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU scored three goals in the first three minutes of the game to take a lead it never gave back
- The Lancers rallied back to cut the Rams lead to two but couldn't get over the hump
- The Rams scored 11 goals in the first half and led by as many as five
- VCU took its largest lead of the game at the 20:18 mark when Anna Koniencki received a pass from Murphy to extend the lead to 15-8
VCU is set to travel for the first time this season to face off against LIU Brooklyn at 4 p.m. on March 5.