Final Score: VCU 24, St. Bonaventure 15
Location: Richmond, Va. (Cary Street Field)
Records: VCU 7-9 (3-5), St. Bonaventure 3-12 (1-6)
The Short Story: VCU scored a program-high 24 goals on its way to dismantling St. Bonaventure. The Rams built a 12-5 halftime lead and despite a second half push from the Bonnies, the Rams scored five of the games' final seven goals to finish strong.
- Keriann McTavish tied for the game-high with five goals and added three assists on eight shots. She also collected two ground balls and went 2-of-2 on free position attempts.
- Molly Barcikowski scored three goals and had a team-high four assists. She also collected three ground balls and had one caused turnover.
- Sky Hyatt had three goals, two assists, three ground balls and a draw control.
- Isabell Evans-Riester scored three times on six shot attempts.
- Jessica Del Rossi scored two goals with a pair of assists.
- Blaire Langeler and Megan Williamson each scored twice while Clare Murphy and Nicole Morris each added one goal.
- Oliva McGrath had a team-high five draw controls and three ground balls.
- VCU outshot the Bonnies 44-39 and 33-29 in shots on goal.
- The Rams led in ground balls 24-20 and in draw controls 24-17.
- The Bonnies were paced by Gabrielle Bradley's four goals and five assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- St. Bonaventure opened the scoring just 1:01 into the contest before the Rams answered with two goals to take a 2-1 lead with 25:18 left in the first half.
- After a Bonnies' goal to tie it at 2-2, VCU scored four unanswered goals to take a 6-2 lead and wouldn't trail for the remainder of the contest.
- The Rams would outpace St. Bonaventure in goals 6-3 for the remainder of the stanza to hold a 12-5 lead at halftime.
- The Bonnies and Rams traded the first eight goals of the second half as the score was 16-9 with 20:37 left in the contest.
- The Rams would score three of the next two goals to build their lead to 18-9 before the Bonnies attempted a comeback.
- St. Bonaventure reeled off four of the next five goals to trail just 19-13 with 11:30 remaining.
- VCU would allow the Bonnies to get no closer than six goals, scoring five of the final seven in the last 9:50 of the game.
VCU will host Richmond at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 in the regular season finale.