Final Score: VCU 3, High Point 1
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU (2-1), High Point (1-2)
The Short Story: VCU's offense dominated and Samantha Jerabek scored twice en route to a 3-1 victory over the High Point Panthers at Sports Backers Stadium.
- Jerabek recorded seven shots and two goals for the Rams.
- Stephanie Stahl scored the game-winner in the 37th minute.
- VCU controlled possession and piled up a 29-6 shot advantage and 8-1 advantage in shots on goal. The 29 shots were a season-high.
- The Rams finished the game with assists on all three of their goals on the night as Amber Diorio, Susanna Friedrichs and Karen Lohrmann each recorded one.
- Ingrid Brower led the team with seven shots and three shots on goal.
- VCU held a 10-0 advantage over High Point in corner kicks.
- The Rams scored all three goals on headers.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Cici Fox got fouled inside the box in the 5th minute which set up a penalty kick that wound up being saved by High Point goalkeeper Emily Lyon.
- Samantha Jerabek started off the scoring for the Rams after finishing a header off a pass from Susanna Friedrichs, giving them a 1-0 lead in just the 7th minute of action.
- Diorio set up Stahl on a long cross in the 37th minute. Stahl was able to capitalize by heading the ball just out of the keepers reach and into the bottom left corner to push the Rams lead to 2-1.
- Lohrmann and Jerabek combined for the play of the day when Lohrmann dropped a perfect cross to Jerabek from about 30 yards out. Jerabek did the rest and headed the ball in for her second goal of the game.
- The Rams led 2-1 at halftime and recorded 13 shots compared to High Point's four.
HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN
"I thought we played good soccer tonight. We looked like ourselves. We played a possession style with a great attacking presence, we had really high ball possession and we looked good in front of goal. For us to put three in the back of the net is a good night for us."
VCU travels to Iowa City, Iowa for a matchup with the Northern Iowa at 4:30 p.m. on Friday Aug. 31.