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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Spider Sports Recap: Week of Sept. 30

<p>Wide receiver graduate student Charlie Fessler gets tackled by Albany's defense during the October 5th game at Robins Stadium.&nbsp;</p>

Wide receiver graduate student Charlie Fessler gets tackled by Albany's defense during the October 5th game at Robins Stadium. 

Women’s Soccer 

Oct. 3: Loss 1-2 at Duquesne University 

The Spiders started off the game with an own goal in the 31st minute, trailing 1-0 going into halftime. Duquesne had a two-goal lead after a goal from first-year forward Jaimi Araujo in the 54th minute. UR tried to come back with two minutes left in regulation with a goal from junior midfielder TJ Anderson, who scored off a pass from first-year forward Jessie Prillaman. Redshirt first-year goalie Claire Hinkle made nine saves, a career high, in her first start for the team. 

Oct. 6: Loss 0-1 vs. The George Washington University

The UR team kept George Washington to just one goal, which came in the 78thminute after two George Washington shots on goal. UR junior forward Katie Tritt took a shot on net early in the game, but it was stopped by redshirt first-year goalkeeper Tamaki Machi. The only goal of the game came from Colonials junior defender Allie Nornes off a pass from sophomore defender Hannah Zaluski. The Spiders could not find the back of the net during the final 12 minutes of the game. The UR team will be traveling to St. Bonaventure University for its next game on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. 

Field Hockey 

Oct. 4: Loss 0-1 vs. University of Delaware 

UR managed to hold the No. 11-ranked team in the country to one goal scored in the fourth quarter. The game was scoreless going into halftime after each team had a few shots. With less than 13 minutes left in the game, Blue Hens junior midfielder Femke Strien’s reverse shot found its way into the goal. 

Oct. 6: Loss 1-2 vs. James Madison University 

The Spiders celebrated the 100th anniversary of the field hockey team before the game. UR scored first but couldn’t come back to win the game after James Madison scored with just under 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter. UR’s only goal came from sophomore defender Steffie Bongers off the team’s first penalty corner of the game. The Dukes responded with their first goal with under a minute left in the quarter. James Madison’s second goal, at the end of the fourth quarter, came off a fast break. James Madison's defense held UR from scoring for the rest of the game. The Spiders will travel to Saint Louis to play on Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. 

Women’s Tennis

Oct. 5-6: Elon Invitational, Elon, North Carolina

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UR junior Emily Dunbar, senior Kiana Marshall, senior Dessi Zlateva and senior Lea Owens combined to go a perfect 12-0 on the weekend. The Spiders went 6-2 in doubles during their eight matches. First-years Marta Buendia and Justine Bryson went 2-0 against teams from Davidson College. Senior Lyndell Giffenig and first-year Andrea Campodonico earned two doubles wins against teams from Davidson and Elon University. The team’s final competition of the fall season will be in Blacksburg, Virginia, during the ITA Atlantic Regionals from Oct. 25-29. 

Cross Country 

Oct. 5: Great American Cross Country Festival, Cary, North Carolina 

UR had seven top-10 finishers in total between the men’s and women’s races. Senior Miles Clikeman broke his own personal record by finishing the 8K in 24:30.1 and placing first. The women took first and the men took second in the team portion of the event. First-year Kate Dickow finished second with a time of 17:40.9 during the women’s 5K race, beating her personal record. First-year Jake Schindel ran his first 8K race for UR and finished 21st with a time of 26:27.3. The Spiders will travel to East Carolina University in two weeks for the Pirate Invitational in Greenville, North Carolina.


Oct. 5: Win 23-20 vs. University at Albany 

UR’s strong defensive performance turned into a win on Family Weekend. The Spiders are now 1-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play and moved their all-time record against the Great Danes to 7-0. Richmond sacked Albany’s redshirt first-year quarterback seven times during the game. Richmond redshirt sophomore quarterback Beau English won his first start by completing eight of 15 passes for 121 passing yards and one touchdown. First-year kicker Jake Larson made a 50-yard field goal to put the Spiders on the board. The field goal was the seventh longest in Richmond football history. Even though Albany scored the game’s first touchdown, the Spiders responded quickly with a 61-yard touchdown pass from English to graduate transfer wide receiver Keyston Fuller. 

The Spiders went up by 13 points going into halftime, and then held Albany scoreless in the third quarter. The Great Danes tried to come back with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Albany’s onside kick was recovered by Richmond, allowing the team to run the clock down before drawing an offside call to end the game. Redshirt first-year defensive back Aaron Banks suffered a fractured right leg Saturday during the game that required a surgery, which was successful, over the weekend, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Matt McCollester said in a statement.

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