Nearing the end of the 2015 season with an overall record of 4-11-1 and a conference record of 2-5-1, Richmond women’s soccer will play its final home game against VCU at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Spiders are currently on a four-game losing streak and have not scored a goal in the last three games. However, before the team returns to the Robins Stadium, they will travel to Olean, New York, to play St. Bonaventure. Richmond leads the all-time series with St. Bonaventure at 9-4.
As for the rivalry game Sunday, Richmond and VCU are even in the all-time series record. However, the Spiders are 5-3 in the series with VCU on their home turf.
Of the 14 teams in the A-10 conference, Richmond is last in goals scored with 16, averaging one per game. Opponents are outscoring Richmond 24-16.
Forwards Ashley Riefner and Lexi Prillaman lead the team with three goals each. For some perspective, last year's leading goal-scorer and A-10 rookie of the year Meaghan Carrigan led the team with 14 goals.
Many players have been unable to play for much of this season because of injuries. Carrigan and defender Hannah Cornman both suffered a torn ACL. Goalkeeper Emily Kelly and midfielder Maeve Holland also suffered season-ending injuries.
Richmond must win both of their remaining games and hope for certain results in other conference games this weekend in order to reach the A-10 tournament.
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