RAMS FALL SHORT AGAINST SPIDERS, 14-8

Final Score: Richmond 14, VCU 8

Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)

Records: VCU (4-8, 1-4 A-10), Richmond (11-2, 4-1 A-10)

The Short Story: After VCU cut Richmond's lead to 6-4 at halftime, the Spiders scored the first three goals of the second half, including two goals up due to yellow card accumulation, and pulled away.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ria Peralta made a career-high 22 saves for the Rams.
  • Keriann McTavish scored a team-high four goals on eight shot attempts.
  • Clare Murphy and Molly Barcikowski each scored one goal and had one assist.
  • Blaire Langeler and Ryann Shaughnessy also each scored once.
  • Richmond outshot VCU 41-20 overall and 36-13 in shots on goal.
  • The Spiders were led by Sam Geiersbach who scored three goals and had two assists.
  • VCU had seven yellow cards, allowing Richmond to score three goals up in the second half.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Richmond scored the first three goals to lead 3-0 with 24:18 left in the first half.
  • Murphy and McTavish scored the next two goals to cut the deficit to 3-2 with 13:15 left in the first half.
  • The two teams continued to play a defensive first half and Richmond led 6-4 at halftime.
  • VCU picked up its fourth yellow card early in the second half trailing 7-4 and the Spiders took advantage scoring back-to-back goals to push their lead to 9-4.
  • The Rams got back within 11-8 on a McTavish goal with 9:19 left but VCU couldn't find the back of the net in the final nine minutes.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU travels to George Washington for a 1 p.m. draw on April 7.