Final Score: VCU 4, La Salle 2
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (14-3), La Salle (8-8-1)
The Short Story: Four players scored goals in the Rams 4-2 win over La Salle on Senior Night. Today's match also marked the regular season finale for VCU, who will host an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinal match on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m..
- Karen Lohrmann scored her first goal of the season in the 57th minute.
- Emma Kershner scored her second and third goals of the season in the 29th and 39th minutes respectively.
- CiCi Fox scored her fourth goal of the season in the 48th minute.
- Senior keeper Audrey Sanderson recorded her 14th win in goal this season, making three saves.
- VCU held a 18-10 advantage in shots and an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal.
- Today's win marked the fourth consecutive victory for the Rams, who have also won 10 of their last 11 matches, and pushed them to 9-1 in conference play this season.
- VCU's 14 victories this season are their most since 2004, coming up just one win shy of tying the school record for most wins in a season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Rams started the match aggressively when Samantha Jerabek recorded the first shot of the game in the 4th minute of play. Her header came on a cross from Susanna Friedrichs but was just high and hit the post.
- Kershner scored the first goal of the match in the 29th minute. The chance came after Kershner intercepted a La Salle pass and weaved through the defense to shoot from just outside the 18 yard box. Her attempt found the back of the net, just sneaking into the bottom right corner.
- La Salle's Camaren Cox tied the game at 1-1 with her header goal in the 34th minute.
- Just five minutes later, Kershner might have made the play of the day when she scored on a diving header from just inside the box. The goal put VCU back on top 2-1 late in the second half. Lohrmann and Megan Enos both earned assists on the play.
- The Rams scored their third goal of the day when CiCi Fox successfully converted a penalty after being fouled in the box. The goal extended VCU's lead to 3-1 in the 48th minute.
- Lohrmann extended VCU's lead to 4-1 in the 57th minute when she shot a rocket past La Salle's keeper and into the top of the net. Jerabek was credited with the assist.
- Camaren Cox scored her second goal of the game in the 87th minute to cut the Rams lead to 4-2.
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
"Today we had the opportunity to honor our seniors and all they have accomplished for our program. It was a solid performance with four quality goal scored and another win in conference. We had a great regular season and hope to make a run in the A-10 tourney starting next Saturday at home."
VCU will host George Washington this Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. for the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. The Rams earned this right after concluding the season with an overall record of 14-3 including a 9-1 record in conference play.