Wildcats’ Men’s Soccer Blanks VCU on the Road for Key A-10 Victory
RICHMOND, Va. – Lucas Hauth scored his team-leading fifth goal of the year in the first half and Adam Luckhurst added one late, to lead Davidson past VCU, 2-0, in a crucial Atlantic 10 men’s soccer contest Saturday evening inside Sports Backer Stadium.
With its first-ever win over the Rams, Davidson improves to 3-3-2 overall on the spring slate and 2-1-2 in A-10 play. The setback drops VCU to 2-3-2 and 1-2-1.
For the second time in as many outings, Hauth gave the ‘Cats the early advantage, this time coming in the 24th minute.
Clinging to a 1-0 lead late, Henry Howell single handily broke down the VCU defense and slid the ball through to Luckhurst, who drilled one into the back of the net, all but putting the game out of reach with 9:05 left to play.
Howell and Hauth paced the ‘Cats with four shots each.
Both teams finished with 15 attempts, while Giacomo Piccardo, the league’s reigning defensive player of the week, stopped a game-high four shots for the ‘Cats en route to his second straight clean sheet.
Unbeaten in five of its last six, Davidson will host a 4 p.m. “Senior Day” match-up against George Washington Saturday, April 10. The winner of the regular season finale will finish first in the Atlantic 10’s Central Division.