The Bald Eagles scored their lone goal less than six minutes into the game, and managed to hold off the Richmond attack for the rest of the game. It was a tale of two halves for the Spiders, who looked a bit lackluster to start the game, but picked up their play significantly in the second half.
“We showed up a half entirely too late,” head coach Gina Lucido said after the game. “We were not a good team in the first half, and we weren’t playing Richmond hockey, and they got a ton of momentum.”
Lucido said she thought the Spiders came out stronger in the second half and made the changes necessary to win. “We were trying to move the ball and lengthen a little bit and keep it out of the center of the field,” she said. “I think with our adjustments, we pretty much maintained the bulk of possession in the second half.”
Midfielder Rebecca Barry led the team with two shots and Kelly Wentling had three saves. Each team had six shots and four on goal, but the Bald Eagles ultimately had the only one that found the back of the net.
This loss puts the Spiders at 9-8 (5-2 in conference play) and allowed Lock Haven, 5-1 in the conference, to take over second place in the A-10 standings.
“These are very bitter pills to swallow, but it’s what you do with it,” Lucido said of the loss. “You can’t dwell on these things, and I believe that this team will rise up.”
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