Photos & Game Summary: VCU Falls Just Short Against Fordham

Photos & Game Summary: VCU Falls Just Short Against Fordham

VCU battled back to tie the game after being down 2-0 in the first half, only to give up a goal in the 92 minute of overtime.











Official VCU Game Summary:

Final Score: VCU: 2, Fordham: 3
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers Stadium)
Records: VCU 7-5-1 (1-4) Fordham 4-8-2 (3-2-0)

THE SHORT STORY

VCU clawed back from a 2-0 deficit at halftime to force overtime, but eventually fell to Fordham 3-2 at Sports Backers Stadium in Atlantic 10 play.

QUICK FACTS

  • Fordham took an early 1-0 lead, scoring in the 5th minute.
  • Fordham extended its lead 2-0 in the 27th minute.
  • Senior Susanna Friedrichs (Midlothian, Va.) got VCU on the board in the 62nd minute to cut Fordham’s lead 2-1.
  • VCU leveled in the 72nd minute when it netted its second of the match.
  • Fordham scored the game-winner in the 92nd minute to take the game 3-2.
  • VCU outshot Fordham 17-11 on the day.
  • Junior Samantha Jerabek (Chesterfield, Va.) led the VCU squad with five shots. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Fordham went on the attack early, scoring in the 5th minute with a rocket of a shot from the top of the box for a 1-0 lead.
  • The match’s second goal came off a Fordham corner kick when the ball slid through the box to the far corner for a 2-0 lead.
  • VCU found its rhythm offensively in the second half and finally scored in the 70th minute. The ball was loose in the box when Friedrichs charged in and put a no-doubter to the top of the net, cutting Fordham’s lead 2-1.
  • The momentum stayed in VCU’s favor and the squad leveled just two minutes later. Senior Amanda Tredway (Downingtown, Pa.) combined with Friedrichs who played a dangerous pass just in front of goal that was deflected in by a Fordham defender to make the score 2-2.
  • Ninety minutes wasn’t enough to decide the game, so the squad’s headed into overtime.
  • Fordham launched an attack in the 92nd minute that led to a game-winning goal, making the final score 3-2.

HEAD COACH LINDSEY MARTIN

 

WHAT’S NEXT

VCU will be back at Sports Backers Stadium Sunday, Oct. 13th as it welcomes A-10 foe George Washington at 2 p.m.

 

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