Richmond snaps Camels’ win streak in VCU Tournament 2-0

Melissa Messier
(Bennett Scarborough photo)
Melissa Messier (Bennett Scarborough photo)

RICHMOND, Va. – Campbell's four-game win streak came to an end Friday as Richmond took the first game of the VCU Tournament 2-0.

The Spiders outshot CU 14-5, but the Campbell defense limited Richmond to only four shots on goal. 

"I thought we played well at times," head coach Todd Clark said. "We created chances; we hit the post and had one shot cleared off the goal line. Richmond is always a solid team and it was just a typical back-and-forth game. We're positive about effort and the things we did well."

The game was scoreless until the 34th minute, when Erin Layne put the Spiders up 1-0. Darian Podmajersky played the through ball in the Camels' penalty box to Layne, who finished in the lower left corner past CU keeper Alexis Connors.

Richmond's second goal came in the 78th minute of play. Ashley Williams had a shot on goal, which Connors was able to get in front of, blocking the ball back into the box. Shannon Colligan collected the rebound and was able to have a shot to the bottom left corner, bringing the score to 2-0. 

Connors finished the day with two saves, while Lilja Bjork and Melissa Messier registered two shots and one shot on goal each.

The VCU Tournament continues Sunday, as Campbell takes on the Rams at 2:30 p.m.