Score: VCU 5, Saint Francis (Pa.) 4 (OT)
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU (11-5, 4-2 A-10), Saint Francis (7-8, 3-3 A-10)
Short Story: After a constant back-and-forth battle between the two squads wasn't settled during regulation, Emily McNamara completed her hat trick by scoring the game winning goal off of a penalty corner.
- McNamara had a game-high three goals, 13 overall shots and eight shots on goal. She also added an assist.
- Natalie Bohmke scored for the Rams and had two shots.
- Jamee Albright also added a goal for VCU on her only shot attempt of the game.
- Maite Sturm had an assist, nine shots overall and four shots on target.
- Spencer Tossone had an assist on the game-winning goal.
- VCU outshot Saint Francis 29-15 overall and 17-7 for the game.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- VCU struck first took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute as Bohmke scored a goal.
- The Red Flash tied the game 1-1 in the 27th minute as Brianna Govia scored at the far post.
- The two teams were tied 1-1 at halftime but VCU scored just eight minutes into the second half and took a 2-1 lead as Albright tapped the ball into an open net after a cross from McNamara.
- The Red Flash then scored two unanswered goals less than six minutes later to take a 3-2 lead over the Rams.
- VCU responded with two unanswered goals from McNamara in the 50th minute and the 60th minute to give the Rams a 4-3 lead.
- Saint Francis would force overtime by scoring with less than four minutes remaining to tie the game at 4-4.
- McNamara scored the game-winner on a penalty corner in the 85th minute after Tossone inserted the ball, she stopped it and had a shot from the edge of the arc beat the goalkeeper far post.
VCU will host La Salle at 1 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Cary Street Field.