RAMS FALL TO NO. 20 NOTRE DAME, 15-4

Final Score: No. 20 Notre Dame 15, VCU 4

Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)

Records: VCU (3-3), Notre Dame (7-0)

The Short Story: Notre Dame used a big first half to get out to a 9-1 lead with three minutes remaining before the break. VCU battled through the second half but were unable to overcome the early deficit.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ria Peralta made 17 saves in goal for the Rams.
  • Molly Barcikowski scored a team-high two goals on four shot attempts.
  • Keriann McTavish had a goal and an assist.
  • Sky Hyatt scored one goal and Clare Murphy had an assist.
  • Notre Dame outshot VCU 39-18 overall and 32-12 in shots on goal.
  • The Fighting Irish were led by Maddie Howe who scored five goals.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Notre Dame and VCU traded goals in the first three minutes to make it 1-1 before the Fighting Irish scored eight unanswered goals to push their lead to 9-1. Notre Dame led 10-2 at the half.
  • The Rams were able to slow the Fighting Irish offense in the second half but Notre Dame was still able to push their lead to 15-2 with 14:55 remaining.
  • VCU scored the last two goals of the game in the final 6:17 for the final margin.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU hosts William & Mary at Cary Street Field at 1 p.m. on March 17.

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