Field Hockey pitches shutout against Davidson in season finale

Sophomore defender Emily van Hijfte has scored three goals and has a shot percentage of .176. Photo by Shayla Bailey.

Andy Riddler
Contributing Writer

Field Hockey defeated Davidson 3-0 in the regular season finale Oct. 27 in North Carolina. The Rams’ 7-1 Atlantic 10 record is VCU’s best since moving to the conference.

It took less than eight minutes for senior forward Emily McNamara to get the Rams on the board, scoring off an assist by senior forward Lauren Kaup. The assist was Kaup’s first of the season.

McNamara’s second goal came in the 27th minute following a pass by sophomore defender Emily van Hijfte. The assist was van Hijfte’s second of the season.

McNamara completed her hat trick in the 47th minute on an assist from freshman defender Litiana Field. The goal extended McNamara’s school record for goals in a season to 25 — four more than the previous mark she set last season.

Freshman goalkeeper Sasha Elliott recorded three saves on the way to her fourth shutout of the season.

VCU outshot Davidson 10-6 and 7-3 in shots on goal.

The Black and Gold will continue their quest for a conference championship Nov. 2 at Saint Joseph’s.


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