Final Score: VCU 3, Davidson 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (10-2), Davidson (2-10)
The Short Story: Senior forward Kelly Graves, junior midfielder Alyssa Tallent, and junior defender Amanda Tredway each scored goals to give VCU a 3-1 win over Davidson. The win marked the seventh consecutive victory for the Rams.
- Tredway scored her first goal of the season in the second half (72nd minute).
- Graves scored her fifth goal of the season in the 12th minute.
- Tallent scored her fourth goal this year in the 53rd minute of action.
- Senior keeper Audrey Sanderson recorded her tenth win in goal this season, making one save.
- VCU held a 19-4 advantage in shots and a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal.
- Today's win marked the seventh consecutive victory for the Rams and pushed them to 5-0 in conference play this season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams started the game aggressively, recording three shots in the first 10 minutes of play. Samantha Jerabek's shot in the 9th minute nearly broke the tie but was slightly too far left and hit the post.
- Graves broke the tie in the 12th minute when she stole the ball from a Davidson defender and shot a rocket that found the back of the net from just outside of the 18 yard box. Her goal put VCU up 1-0 early in the first half.
- Davidson forward Michele Manceaux re-tied the game in the 31st minute when her header snuck into the bottom left corner of the net.
- VCU entered halftime with an 14-2 advantage in shots, but the scored remained tied at 1-1.
- The Rams started the second half on the attack, as Tallent shot a bullet from 30 yards out in the 53rd minute to put VCU back on top 2-1. Susanna Friedrichs was credited with the assist on the play.
- Tredway extended the Rams lead in the 72nd minute with a pinpoint header that floated over Davidson's keeper's head and into the back of the net. Friedrichs earned another assist on the play after putting a move on the Davidson defender and crossing it in to Tredway who did the rest..
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
"We earned the desired result tonight despite a sub-par performance. We are learining that the season is long and arduous and if we want to reach our team goals, we must show up day in and day out and earn every game. I'm pleased with our three goals this evening from three different players. Our attacking has been solid all season long and it's paid dividends for us. "
VCU continues conference play this Sunday, Oct. 7, when they travel to Sweeney Field for a 1 p.m. matchup with Saint Joseph's.