Last Sunday, Fordham University freshman Natalie Velde netted the game-tying goal to pull the Rams a draw against George Washington University.
This Sunday, Velde did herself one better, scoring the game-winning goal in the second half to give Fordham a 2-1 Atlantic 10 win over George Mason University at George Mason Stadium in Fairfax, Va.
George Mason (0-2-1, 1-7-3) opened the scoring in the fifth minute off a set piece for a 1-0 lead. Milan Pierre-Jerome took the corner kick, which found Zoe Vidaurre for the header goal, her second of the season.
Fordham (2-0-1, 3-6-1) knotted the game at one in the 31st minute, as Marissa Krenn went on a long run from her defender spot and scored on 20-yard shot to the top left corner for the first goal of her career.
The score stayed tied at one until the 62nd minute, when Fordham found the go-ahead goal. Ryann Lucas played a cross into the box from the near side to Kristen Cocozza. Cocozza dished the ball to the top of the box to Velde, who tucked a shot inside the far post for her team-leading third goal of the campaign.
The Rams’ defense held strong for the remaining 28 minutes, holding the Patriots to only two shots during that span.
Goalkeeper Maria O’Sullivan made two saves while George Mason had five saves from two goalkeepers, who each played a half.
Fordham visits Saint Joseph’s on Thursday at 7 p.m.