VCU’s Johansen Named Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Co-Player of the Week

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior Maren Johansen was named Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Co-Player of the week on Monday after helping VCU extend its unbeaten streak to five matches.  It marks the second week in a row a Ram has earned the league's weekly honor.

Johansen played a key role in both of VCU's results over the weekend, finishing with two goals and an assist, including the game-winning score in a 5-1 come-from-behind victory at George Mason on Friday.  In a non-conference match against the Patriots, she scored the game-winner in the 28th minute to put the Rams on top 2-1 before assisting on senior Courtney Conrad's tally in the 75th minute.  Johansen then scored the Rams' only goal in a 1-1 draw against Elon on Sunday.  Five of her seven shots during the weekend were on frame.

The Mosjoen, Norway native is currently tied with Conrad for a team-leading 11 points.  Johansen and Conrad have each recorded four goals and three assists so far this season. 

VCU, which is 4-0-1 in its last five matches, has outscored its opponents 14-3 during that stretch, while allowing just two goals in the last 420 minutes.

The Rams will ride their five-match unbeaten streak into A-10 play, which begins at UMass on Oct. 5 following a 12-day break.

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