Final Score: VCU 3, Old Dominion 1
Location: Sports Backers Stadium (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 2-0-0, Old Dominion 2-1-0
The Short Story: Amanda Tredway kept her start-of-the-season scoring streak alive Thursday night, as she netted a pair of goals to help push VCU past rival Old Dominion 3-1. Freshman Lyndsey Gutzmer also notched her first collegiate goal.
- Tredway now leads the team with goals (3) and points (6) on the season.
- Gutzmer now has scored a point in her first two collegiate games.
- Audrey Sanderson collects her second win of the season, making four saves in goal on the night.
- Old Dominion took 10 shots in the second half, as the shot breakdown finished even at 11-11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After barely missing on a shot just minutes earlier, Gutzmer collected her first collegiate goal in the 24th minute. A long pass from Susanna Friedrichs would get one-timed out of the air by Gutzmer into the right side of the net to give the Rams a 1-0 lead.
- Just minutes later, Tredway would notch her second goal in as many games on a nice through pass from Ingrid Brouwer to pump the lead up to 2-0 in favor of VCU.
- Both Julia Suarez and Alyssa Tallent had good looks toward the end of the first half, but both shots were saved. The Rams took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
- In the second half, Old Dominion came out with four straight shots on net, as they gained some momentum on offense through the first 12 minutes of the half. Their best chance, however, came in the 68th minute as Iris Achterhof had a good strike from inside the 18, but missed the shot wide right.
- Shots from Samantha Jerabek, Ingrid Brouwer, and Kelly Graves pulled the offense back in for VCU, as they kept up the pressure through the 75th minute.
- Old Dominion finally broke through in the 79th minute, as Gaby Bentley scored for the Monarchs to pull within one, 2-1, with just over 10 minutes to go.
- A clutch defensive play from Jerabek kept the Rams ahead in the 86th minute, as a header off an Old Dominion corner was bound for inside the net. But Jerabek stepped and cleared the ball off the goal line to keep the Rams ahead.
- In transition off the defensive save by Jerabek, Tredway added her second goal in the 87th minute off a pass from Tallent. Her third goal of the season gave the Rams a 3-1 lead, which they would hold onto through the 90th minute for the win.
VCU returns to the pitch this Sunday afternoon, as they return to Sports Backers Stadium to take on American at 2 p.m.