Final Score: VCU 0, UMass 0 (2 OT)
Location: Sports Backers Stadium (Richmond, Va.)
Records: VCU 5-3-3 (1-1-2 A-10), UMass 5-5-2 (2-1-1 A-10)
The Short Story: For the fourth time in their past five games, the VCU Rams would play in a game that required overtime. With a 0-0 score after 90 minutes between the Black and Gold and UMass Minutewomen, both sides played an additional 20 minutes resulting in a 0-0 draw.
- The Rams outshot UMass 22-9 over the game, and held UMass without a corner kick opportunity as well.
- Both sides racked up 24 fouls in the 110 minutes of play.
- Audrey Sanderson made four saves on the game in earning her third draw of the season.
- Julia Suarez and Samantha Jerabek led the offense with four shots apiece.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams offense came out pressing early in the game, grabbing the first seven shots of the game and holding UMass without a shot for the first 20 minutes of the game.
- VCU would get a solid chance to score in the 25th minute, as a shot by Stephanie Stahl almost snuck inside the near post off a cross. However, her shot would be saved by the goalie keeping things scoreless.
- Despite the offense and outshooting the Minutewomen 10-2 in the first half, the game would remain tied through the first 45 minutes.
- The offensive prowess of the Rams did not quit in the second half either, as the Black and Gold kept up the high pressure in the offensive end.
- Both Amanda Hallesjo and Alyssa Tallent had the best chances to score in the second half. Hallesjo had a bad bounce at the far post from a cross while Tallent had a ball headed for a wide open net bounce off the post and stay out of the net.
- After the full 90 minutes of play, the score remained 0-0 and headed to overtime.
- Over the final 20 minutes, neither team was able to put the ball in the back of the net, resulting in the 0-0 draw.
VCU returns to the pitch this Thursday night, Oct. 5 when they play host to Saint Joseph's at Sports Backers Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.