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Photos and Game Summary: VCU Holds on for the Win Against Loyola

The two teams combined for a total of 5 shots on goal and only 19 shots overall.




Official VCU Game Summary

Score: VCU 1, Loyola Chicago 0
Location: Richmond, Va. (Sports Backers)
Records: VCU 7-1-7 (5-0-2), Loyola Chicago 6-7-2 (2-5-0)

The short story: Senior goalkeeper Whitney Horton’s three saves lift VCU to their fifth win in a row.


  • Sophomore midfielder Isidora Gajdobranski scored her first career goal
  • Horton now has eight shutouts on the season
  • VCU had 11 shots, two on goal. Loyola had eight shots, three on goal
  • Loyola goalkeeper Naya Lipkens made one save
  • The Rams had more chances at the corner than the Ramblers, 4-2


  • In the 21st minute, redshirt-junior midfielder Anna Bagley lined a free-kick into the box which Gajdobranski was able to nail into the top right corner of the net
  • VCU blocked a last-minute shot in the 45th minute when Loyola’s Abby Swanson believed she had an opportunity toward the net
  • Horton stopped the Rambler’s best opportunity of the match when Megan Nemec had a clear lane toward the goal in the 65th minute.
  • The Rams nearly doubled their lead in the 90th minute when junior forward Ella Higgins worked her way around a defender to fire a shot directly on the net

VCU travels north to face Fordham on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Fans can watch the match on ESPN+.

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