FRIEDRICHS' FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL LIFTS VCU OVER WILLIAM & MARY

Final Score: VCU 1, William & Mary 0
Location: Williamsburg, Va. (Martin Family Stadium)
Records: VCU (5-2), William & Mary (3-5)

The Short Story: VCU controlled possession and outshot the Tribe 22-5 but Susanna Friedrichs' game-winner in the 56th minute was the difference and pushed the Rams past William & Mary.

QUICK FACTS

  • Friedrichs' game-winner was her first collegiate goal.
  • Kelly Graves had a team-high four shots and had the assist on Friedrichs' goal.
  • VCU's defense stifled the Tribe and allowed only one shot on target.
  • Audrey Sanderson recorded her third shutout of the season making just one save.
  • VCU also held a 9-1 advantage in shots on goal.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Rams put pressure on the Tribe early as Graves' header in the 12 minute forced a save from Katelyn Briguglio.
  • VCU had another good opportunity in the 26th minute after Emma Kershner's shot forced a team save from William and Mary.
  • The two teams went into the break deadlocked at 0-0.
  • VCU again started the second half with pressure as Graves' shot in the 47th minute forced another save from Briguglio.
  • Alyssa Tallent's effort in the 53th minute forced a second team save from William & Mary.
  • The Rams took the lead 1-0 in the 57th minute after Graves crossed the ball from the left wing to a wide open Friedrichs' at the back post for the goal.
  • William and Mary's best chance came in the 66th minute as Sarah Segan's shot hit the crossbar.
  • The Rams didn't allow another shot until the 89th minute as Sanderson made her lone save of the game.

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU opens conference play against St. Bonaventure on the road at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20.

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