Dayton Blanks VCU For Spot in Championship Finale
DAYTON , Ohio - Third-seeded Dayton Flyers blanked second-seeded VCU, 3-0 to advance to the 2014 Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Championship, Friday night at Baujan Field. The win sets up a rematch of the 2013 Championship, facing top-seed La Salle on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm.
Dayton scored first in the 26th minute as Meghan Blank collected a rebound off an Alexis Kiehl shot. Dayton would take the 1-0 lead into halftime. The Flyers had five shots on goal, compared to VCU’s two. Dayton also led in total shots 10-6 in the first half of action.
The second half of action resulted in more opportunities for each team. The Flyers’ Heather Betancourt and the Rams’ Emma Kruse each had spectacular saves to keep the score at 1-0.
Dayton junior Ashley Campbell blocked a defensive clear and found herself with a wide open goal. Campbell was able to convert the opportunity to give Dayton a 2-0 lead with 8:28 remaining in the contest.