The VCU field hockey team lost a 1-0 double-overtime heartbreaker to No. 12 University of Massachusetts in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Friday, Nov. 8.
The Peppas, who have become renowned in the college circuit, will soon enter their 16th season under director Ryan Kopacsi.
Five days after suffering a crushing 6-1 defeat at the hands of in-state rival University of Richmond in the Atlantic 10 opener, the VCU field hockey team bounced back to beat Saint Louis on Oct. 18 by a score of 5-2, earning its first conference victory of the season and evening its record at 7-7 on the year.
Senior defender Stephanie DeMasi became VCU’s all-time assists leader as the VCU field hockey team, winners of two consecutive games and four of the last five, improved its record to 6-6 on the season.