Offensive explosion leads Rams over St. Francis

Senior forward Amanda Tredway scored two goals in the win over St. Francis. Photo by Liza Hazlewood

Joe Dodson, Contributing Writer

Women’s soccer extended its winning streak to two games Sunday afternoon at Sports Backers Stadium, knocking off St. Francis (Pa.) 5-1.

Senior forward Amanda Tredway lead the Rams over the Red Flash with two goals in the second half to clinch the victory.

In the early going, senior defender Susanna Friedrichs jump-started the Rams offense early with a shot on goal and a run down the right side, ending with a sharp pass to junior midfielder Lyndsey Gutzmer leading to a corner kick. 

The Rams were the aggressors early on with five shots on goal in the first 10 minutes. 

St. Francis struck first as Abigail Tarosky deflected the ball past redshirt-sophomore goalkeeper Grace Young in the 12th minute of action. 

Redshirt-junior Emma Kershner tied the game for the Rams when she floated the ball over the Red Flash goalkeeper off a free kick in the 18th minute.

Two minutes later, junior forward Cici Fox put the Rams in front, scoring her second goal of the season.

Junior midfielder Samantha Jerabek capped off the first half scoring from a left-footed shot from just inside the box. The Rams took a 3-1 advantage to the locker room at the half. 

In the first 45 minutes, the Rams dominated almost every offensive category. They out-possessed the Red Flash and tallied 17 shots with 10 of those on goal. 

The Rams picked up where they left off to start the second half as redshirt-senior forward Amanda Tredway scored, putting up the Rams by three. 

Tredway scored her second of the night in the 51st minute off a quick shot from inside the 18. 

VCU continued to dominate the game in the second half, ending the game with 39 shots, 20 of which were on target. 

The Rams will begin Atlantic 10 play Sept. 22 at Duquesne.

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