The University of Richmond field hockey team won the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference championship today with a 1-0 defeat of Temple University in Philadelphia.

This year is the seventh time the team has won the A-10 field hockey championship.

Senior defender Emily Straniero scored the game's only goal as Richmond outshot Temple, 18-2. Straniero scored twice in two games in the tournament after not scoring in 70 career games.

Straniero, sophomore Chelsea Davies, freshman Rebecca Barry and junior Catherine Ostioch were recognized in the all-tournament team.

In Friday's semifinals, the Spiders shut out La Salle, 4-0.

The team will play in an NCAA tournament play-in game on Tuesday. The opponent and location have yet to be announced.

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