Score: VCU 9, Towson 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU (3-3, 1-0 A-10), Towson (1-6, 0-0 CAA)
Short Story: VCU jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and used stifling defense to cruise to back-to-back victories, outscoring its opponents 16-1 over two games.
- The win tied the largest shutout for VCU in program history, a 9-0 win over Georgetown in 1992.
- Emily McNamara scored three goals and added two assists, giving her seven goals and two assists in her last two games.
- Shannon Pereira scored two goals and added an assist.
- Svea Sturm scored two goals on six shot attempts.
- Maite Sturm scored one goal and assisted on two goals.
- Litiana Field scored one goal and had one assist.
- Janne Wetzel recorded two assists while Bentley Zabicki added one.
- VCU outshot Towson 35-4 including 25-1 in shots on goal.
- Sasha Elliot posted her first collegiate shutout in the cage and the Rams' first shutout of the season.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Maite Sturm opened the scoring in the 8th minute after inserting a penalty corner and getting the ball back from McNamara for the goal.
- McNamara doubled the lead two minutes later on another penalty corner.
- Field scored in the 22nd minute after redirecting a pass from McNamara into the goal to make it 3-0.
- The Rams made it 4-0 after Pereira scored on an assist from Wetzel in the 26th minute.
- McNamara scored her second of the day on an assist from Zabicki in the 46th minute.
- VCU went up 6-0 in the 55th minute after a long pass from Wetzel found Svea Sturm in front of the cage where she tapped the ball past the keeper.
- McNamara recorded her second hat trick in as many games in the 63rd minute off a penalty corner.
- VCU concluded the scoring as Pereira scored her second goal to make it 9-0 in the 67th minute after her first two shots were blocked and saved.
VCU hosts rival Richmond at 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Cary Street Field.