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Spider Sports Recap: Week of March 25

<p>Senior Jordan Angers places first in the women's 3000 meter run during the Saturday session of the Fred Hardy Invitational.&nbsp;</p>

Senior Jordan Angers places first in the women's 3000 meter run during the Saturday session of the Fred Hardy Invitational. 

Men’s Tennis

March 26: Win 5-2 vs. DePaul University 

Men’s tennis defeated DePaul University on Tuesday, led by junior George Lovitt, who won his match 6-2, 6-0. The Spiders led 3-1 after junior Klein Evans defeated DePaul’s Luuk Wassenaar 6-1 and 7-6. Sophomore Joe Nardini won the third set of his singles match 7-5 to give the team its fifth point of the evening. Despite a loss in doubles, Tuesday’s singles victory ultimately improved the Spiders' season record to 12-4. 

March 29: Win 4-0 at Saint Joseph's University

Men’s tennis swept St. Joe’s on Friday 4-0, winning doubles and three singles matches. First-year Campbell Erwin and Evans clinched the doubles point with a 6-2 win. In singles matches, Lovitt won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, Erwin went 6-1, 3-0 and first-year John Walsh went 6-2, 4-6, 6-3. The team will be back in action on April 6 against James Madison University at Salisbury Country Club. 

Men’s Baseball

March 27: Loss 1-5 at University of Virginia

The Spiders suffered a tough loss against UVA after the Cavaliers scored two runs in the second inning and three in the fourth inning. First-year Sammy Senders made his second away-game appearance in the eighth, pitching a scoreless inning while also picking up his first strikeout. 

March 29: Win 15-2 vs. George Mason University

The team began its three-game series at home with a dominant victory against the Patriots at Pitt Field. Sophomore Jordan Schulefand led off the first inning with a home run, the first leadoff home run for the Spiders since one from Kyle Adams in 2016. First-year Brian Schaub continued his successful season with two home runs later in the game. Redshirt sophomore Tim Miller had a terrific day on the mound, pitching seven shutout innings, which tied his career high, while also recording eight strikeouts. Schaub now leads the team in home runs, with six on the year. 

March 30: Win 19-4 vs. George Mason University

The Spiders secured the win by scoring 13 runs in the seventh inning. Schaub once again dominated at the plate with seven RBIs and his first career grand slam. First-year Brian Craven made his debut, striking out three batters and allowing zero hits over 1.2 innings. 

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March 31: Win 10-7 vs. George Mason University

The Spiders continued their offensive outburst by scoring eight runs in just the fourth inning. Redshirt senior D.J. Lee had a tremendous game, hitting two home runs in the fourth inning, one being a grand slam. Redshirt senior Brendan McGuigan started for the Spiders and went three innings, allowing only two hits and striking out six batters. The sweep of George Mason placed UR at the top of the Atlantic 10 standings with a 3-0 conference record. 

Women’s Track and Field

March 29: Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond

Junior Haley Berkeley started off the weekend of UR’s only home meet by finishing second in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 1.89 seconds. Richmond had three of the six athletes competing in the 800-meter run, sophomore Brooke Fazio placed first in 2:07.91, junior Maria Acosta followed closely behind, placing second in 2:08.11, and first-year Kendra Smither finished in 2:15.24. First-year Caitlin O’Hare ran her first five-kilometer race as a Spider and improved her personal best by six seconds, finishing in 18:28.24. First-year Johanna Lupica continued her very successful season by running alongside O’Hare, placing third overall in 17:53.63, ultimately winning the Division I section with that time. Senior Eryn Mills won the 1500 meters, running a 4:31. Junior Claire Brown followed closely behind and finished second at 4:34, and fifth-year Amanda Corbosiero finished fourth in 4:38. 

March 30: Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond

The second day of the Fred Hardy Invitational began with an exciting performance by the new 4x100 meter relay team, which missed out on the school record by only .02 seconds. Senior Jordan Angers placed first in the women's 3000 meter run. First-year Rachel Helbling, who earned A-10 Conference All-Rookie Team honors in the indoor season, ran a personal-outdoor-best and placed first in the 400 meters in 55.08. Sophomore Rebekah Green made her first appearance this year after a year of recovering from an injury. She placed third in the long jump with a best jump of 5.63 meters, and ran a time of 12.82 seconds in the 100 meters. First-year Tamar Accius placed fourth overall in the 100 meters with a time of 12.30 while also running on the 4x100 meter relay team. The Spiders are in the middle of their 2018-2019 season, and the future is bright after they placed fourth overall in the A-10 Indoor Championship. 

Women’s Golf

March 25: Babs Steffens Invitational, Daytona Beach, Florida

The team finished the Babs Steffens Invitational in fifth place after shooting a total of 935, 71 shots over par. Senior Annie Collom now has five top-20 finishes this season after placing 14th out of a field of 71, shooting 229. Four golfers, senior Sophie DiPetrillo, sophomore Lizzie Reedy and first-years Naomi Mitchell and Emily Ward all tied for 30th, shooting the same score of 238. The Spiders will be back in action on April 8 for the Hoya Invitational in Poolesville, Maryland. 

Women’s Lacrosse

March 29: Win 18-14 vs. Duquesne University

The team beat the Dukes after scoring 10 goals in the first half and eight in the second. Senior Katie Sciandra reached a milestone on Friday night, scoring a game-high five goals while scoring her 100th career goal. After the Dukes gained momentum to start the second half, the Spiders went on a 7-0 run in 18 minutes. Junior goalie Megan Gianforte recorded 12 saves and three ground-balls, and senior Julie Ball had four ground-balls and caused three turnovers. 

March 31: Win 15-10 at George Washington University

Just four Spiders accounted for the 15 goals that gave the team the win against the Colonials on Sunday. Senior Marissa Brown dominated offensively with three goals and two assists. Junior Madison Ostrick scored a game-high four goals, which all came in the second half. Sciandra finished the game with four points. On the defensive side, Ball had a career-high 10 draws and put a stop to six ground balls. The Spiders are set to play their crosstown rival, Virginia Commonwealth University, on Friday, April 5. 

Men’s Lacrosse

March 29: Loss 6-17 at UVA

The men's lacrosse team lost against UVA on Friday after the Cavaliers controlled much of the first half, making it difficult for the Spiders to come back in the second. Sophomore Brett Reid scored his first goal of the season and sophomore Mitch Savoca scored his 13th of the season. Savoca became the first Spider in program history to score 200 goals. The team re-enters conference play with a game against Jacksonville University on April 6. 

Women’s Tennis

March 31: Loss 3-4 vs. Davidson College

The Spiders won the doubles point, but were unable to clinch singles during a loss against Davidson on Sunday, March 31. The doubles pair of junior Kiana Marshall and sophomore Emily Dunbar won their match 6-4, but the Wildcats' run in the last match of singles against junior Lea Owens gave Davidson the win. 

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