VCU FALLS TO RICHMOND IN PENALTY SHOOTOUT

Final Score: Richmond 2, VCU 1 (Final – Penalty Shootout)
Location: Richmond, Va.
Records: VCU (2-4), Richmond (4-3)

The Short Story: VCU scored a fourth quarter goal to tie the game 1-1 and sent the game to overtime. The Spiders and Rams remained tied after two overtime periods before Richmond won the penalty shootout 3-2.

QUICK FACTS

  • Janne Wetzel scored the lone goal for VCU and had a team-high three shot attempts.
  • Bentley Zabicki had an assist and two shot attempts.
  • Svea Sturm also assisted on Wetzel's goal on a penalty corner.
  • Litiana Field also recorded two shot attempts.
  • Sasha Elliott made five saves in the cage for the Rams.
  • Richmond outshot VCU 11-9 overall after the Rams held a 6-4 edge in shots during regulation. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU recorded the only shot attempt in the first quarter as Maite Sturm's effort went wide in the 5th minute.
  • Richmond opened the scoring in the 21st minute as Elise Zwicklbauer scored on a rebound after a penalty corner shot attempt.
  • Wetzel tied the score 1-1 on a penalty corner with assists from Svea Sturm and Zabicki.
  • After two scoreless overtime periods, Richmond won the penalty shootout 3-2. 

WHAT'S NEXT
VCU hosts UC Davis at 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 at Cary Street Field.