Final Score: Massachusetts 3, VCU 0
Location: Rudd Field (Amherst, Mass.)
Records: VCU 7-9-1 (3-5-0), Massachusetts 3-9-3 (1-5-2)
The Short Story: An afternoon in New England brought a tough outing for the VCU Rams on Sunday, as they would surrender three goals and be held scoreless in a 3-0 loss at Massachusetts.
- VCU put up a game high 14 shots, while also besting UMass with seven shots on goal.
- Ingrid Brouwer led the way with four shots for the Rams, while Julia Suarez also put up three shots on the day.
- Goalkeeper Audrey Sanderson made three saves in the loss, working the full 90 minutes of play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Massachusetts would get on the board first in the 13th minute, as Megan Burke would notch a goal after dribbling up the right side and launching a shot inside the left post. That would put the score at 1-0.
- VCU would get a pair of shots 20, with Amanda Hallesjo putting up a solid opportunity in the 32nd minute.
- The Minutewomen would strike for their second goal of the game in the 38th minute, as Gabby Kenyon would grab her third goal of the season as she was in the right place at the right time. A throw in toward the box would get deflected and would bounce around. Kenyon was standing in the right spot, as the ball came to her and she knocked it in.
- With the score 2-0 going into halftime, it wouldn't stay there for long once the second half began.
- UMass would put up their third and final goal of the game in the 55th minute, as Salma Anastasio scored her first goal of the season. She would finish off a cross from Paige Kozlowski to put them up 3-0 over the Rams.
- The Black and Gold would put up a flurry of shots over the final 15 minutes of the game, but could not break through for a score.
VCU returns to the pitch this Thursday, October 27 when they travel to Saint Louis to take on the Billikens. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.