RICHMOND, Va. – The No. 8 Virginia women’s soccer team (10-3-1) used goals from Claire Constant (Alexandria, Va.) and Diana Ordoñez (Prosper, Texas) to take a 2-1 victory from VCU (3-2-1) on Saturday (Mar. 6) at Sports Backers Stadium.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Virginia struck first with the Constant goal in the 12th minute of play off the assist from Lia Godfrey (Fleming Island, Fla.) to get the Hoos on the board. The 1-0 lead would hold at the half as Virginia limited the Rams to four shots in the first half with keeper Laurel Ivory (Surfside, Fla.) making one save.
The Cavaliers extended the lead in the 51st minute when Ordoñez hit her goal off a Lizzy Sieracki (Acworth, Ga.) assist. It was only a minute later that VCU would get on the board with its goal from Samantha Jerabek. The Virginia defense would keep the Rams in check down the stretch to pick up the 2-1 victory.
NOTES ON THE GAME
• Constant’s goal in the 12th minute was her third of the season. She has notched her three goals off four shots on frame so far this season and eight total shots.
• Ordoñez’s goal was her eighth of the season and her second game-winning goal of the 2020-21 campaign.
• Godfrey tallied her seventh assist of the year and has a point in back-to-back games for Virginia. She has recorded at least one point in four of the last five matches played dating back to last fall.
• Sieracki’s assist on the Ordoñez goal was her second on a game-winning goal in her career.
• Ivory picked up her 48th win of her career with the victory in goal against VCU.
FROM HEAD COACH STEVE SWANSON
“VCU is a very good side. They work hard, pressure the ball and take their chances well. We knew we were going to have our hands full in this game. Given that, we are happy with the win and know there is a lot we can take from the game. I thought we had good moments in the game, but we have to play more consistent minutes throughout the match.”