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As if facing an Atlantic Coast Conference team wasn't tough enough, the University of Richmond women's basketball team had to do it hours after it was announced that two players, including the starting point guard, were leaving the team.
Despite all that, the Spiders kept the University of Virginia Cavaliers, who defeated then No.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. ? The sluggish first half of Richmond's game against the University of Illinois seems like a distant memory.
Each time the University of Richmond football team took the field this season, the man who assembled it was absent.
Instead of leading the team during an injury-filled 3-8 season, he watched or listened to the games on the radio.
"I felt like I should have been there," said Latrell Scott, the former UR coach who resigned 10 days before the start of the season after getting arrested for a DWI.
Early season tournaments gave Richmond the opportunity to play high-quality teams in previous years, such as the University of Missouri and Purdue University.
It was a fitting end to the University of Richmond football's disappointing season.
After overcoming a 19-11 deficit to begin the fourth quarter, the Spiders gave up a touchdown with two seconds remaining to give the College of William and Mary the victory, 25-23.
The loss is Richmond's eighth straight to end its season, a season that began with a three wins that included a victory over FBS-foe Duke University.
Spiders' fullback Kendall Gaskins paced his team's fourth-quarter comeback, finding the end zone twice in the final frame.
William & Mary tailback Jonathan Grimes was the Tribe's main offensive threat, rushing for over 200 yards and and a touchdown.
This story will be updated later with quotes.
Contact staff writer David Weissman at firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Quarter, 0:00- The Spiders' season comes to an end, as Corp's Hail Mary pass falls to the ground.
In previous years, with an offense centered around guard Brittani Shells, the University of Richmond women's basketball team may not have been able to win a game like Friday night's against Boston University.
Guard Abby Oliver, who has taken over the role of leading scorer following the graduation of Shells, did not score until there was a little more than two minutes left in the game.
Now that baseball season is over, the best part of the year for every fan whose team didn't win the World Series has begun.
The first two games of the year, the University of Richmond had to rely on a small freshman guard and a sophomore point guard with no career starts entering this year for scoring.
A few Saturdays ago, I woke up to find my Facebook news feed blown up by statuses from "Roll Tide!" to "Geaux Tigers!" reminding me the Alabama versus LSU game was on that night.
Q: What were your expectations before the home opener against American?
A: Just to contribute and win the game.
Q: How does it feel to be the first player at Richmond since 1961 to score 20 or more points in his college debut?
A: It's an honor and a blessing from God.
While I was leaving the University of Delaware last weekend, I was reminded that at one point this year, Richmond was ranked in the top five in the nation.
"What's up dudes!" Pat clamors in the door, with a Yankees cap and McNabb jersey on. My godfather has always had that New York Sinatra-esque moxy, to come in a room and light up the mood.
The University of Richmond women's basketball team is 2-0 this season after beating The College of William & Mary, 77-57, Monday night in the team's home opener.
Senior guard Abby Oliver led the Spiders with 19 points; 14 of them coming in the second half.
"I tried to relax more [in the second half] but really, I think it was just a team thing," Oliver said.
NEWARK, Del. ? Richmond lost its seventh straight game, all in the Colonial Athletic Association, after Saturday night's 24-10 loss at the University of Delaware.
NEWARK, Del., ? Playing a team whose helmets mimic those of football powerhouse University of Michigan, Richmond made its opponent, University of Delaware, look like the Wolverines.
The Blue Hens did most of their damage in the first half on the ground with sophomore running back Pierce against an injury-depleted Spiders' defense.
4th Quarter, 0:00- The clock hits double zero with the final score: UR 10, UDel 24.
4th Quarter, 1:29- Delaware starting to run out the clock on its inevitable victory.
4th Quarter, 3:03- The Blue Hens defense ends any hope of a Richmond comeback, hitting Corp from behind and forcing a fumble, which a Delaware defender picks up at its own 30.
4th Quarter, 3:33- Gray makes a tiptoe catch along the sideline to pick up 17 yards to the UDel 31.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It was a tale of two halves for University of Richmond's field hockey team on Saturday in College Park, Md.
The Spiders outshot Syracuse University, 6-3, in the first half, but failed to capitalize on the opportunities, going into halftime tied, 0-0.
In the second half, the number three team in the nation made them pay, scoring two goals, while owning a 9-3 shooting advantage, to win the first round of the NCAA tournament, 2-0, ending Richmond's season.
"Field hockey is a sport of momentum," Richmond coach Gina Lucido said.
2nd Half, 0:00- Game and season come to a close for the Richmond Spiders. Final score: UR 0, Cuse 2.
2nd Half, 2:34- Richmond awarded its first penalty corner in a while, but fail to get a shot off.
2nd Half, 3:58- Chances looking slim for a Richmond comeback, but the Spiders won't hang their head after the season they've had.
2nd Half, 8:23- Barry makes a nice pass across the box, and Ostoich runs in to try to put a stick on it, but is unable get there in time.
2nd Half, 11:24- Syracuse showing why it's the No.
For the past four years, Richmond coach Chris Mooney was no stranger to the smallest player on the court for Richmond doing most of the scoring.