Women’s soccer drops overtime heartbreaker in CAA Championship

Adam Stern
Executive Editor

VCU still has a shot at an at-large big into the NCAA Tournament. Photo by Chris Conway.

A few weeks back, VCU’s women’s soccer team defeated William & Mary 1-0 to hand the nationally-ranked Tribe their first loss in 10 matches.

Sunday, in the CAA Championship game in Williamsburg, the Tribe returned the favor.

William & Mary defeated VCU 1-0 through a golden goal in the third minute of overtime after the two teams battled to a scoreless draw in regulation. And just like VCU’s win versus William & Mary on Oct. 23, the Tribe’s victory halted the Rams’ unbeaten streak at 10 games and means they will have to rely on an at-large bid if they are to make it into the NCAA Tournament.

VCU freshman Cristin Granados rifled off a career-high seven shots in the match, but none of them were able to find the back of the net. In the 103rd minute, William & Mary player Mallory Schaffer scored the game-winning goal to end the Rams’ hopes and gave the Tribe their first CAA title since 2003.

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