By: Evan Manuel

A wise man once said It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. But it doesn’t hurt if you have a great start as well, and that is what happened with VCU Women’s Lacrosse today. VCU started off their 2019 campaign with a win over ODU at a cold Cary Street Field.

Senior Molly Barcikowski had her fingerprints all over this game, as she scored 4 goals, and added three assists. Barcikowski opened the scoring 3 minutes into the game, with her 100th career goal. She would then assist on the next two VCU goals, which gave VCU a 3 goal lead early in the first half. VCU would go on to score nine first-half goals and headed into the half with a commanding lead of 9-3.

In the second half, ODU hit their stride, and scored five out of first seven goals in the half, and cut the lead to just three, as the rams were up 11-8. Almost on cue, Barcikowski was there to put the game away for VCU, as she scored the next two goals, giving VCU much needed breathing room. The Rams were able to hold off ODU in the last five minutes and walked away with a 13-10 victory.

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