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Spider Sports Recap | Week of Oct. 2

<p>UR's field hockey team during game against La Salle. Photo courtesy of Richmond Athletics.&nbsp;</p>

UR's field hockey team during game against La Salle. Photo courtesy of Richmond Athletics. 

Field Hockey:

October 6: Loss 4-2 vs. La Salle University 

The University of Richmond field hockey team lost its second game in a row this past Friday against the La Salle Explorers. The game started slow for the Spiders, leaving them scoreless after two periods while the Explorers were able to produce one goal during each. Things slowly started looking better for UR in the early minutes of the third period when junior forward Stevie Drum put the spiders on the board. Seven minutes later, graduate forward Lily Saunders added to this momentum and tied the game at 2-2. These efforts, however, were quickly rebutted by the Explorers, who went on to score two goals in less than two minutes, making the score 4-2. Neither team was able to produce a goal in the final period, leaving 4-2 to be the final score.

October 8: Win 2-0 vs. Towson University 

A trip to Maryland ended up breaking the two-game losing streak for the Spiders. UR managed to shut out the Towson Tigers and score two goals. Their first goal was scored eight minutes in by sophomore midfielder Jess McMeeking and the second was by Drum, who now has a five-game goal streak. The Spiders hope to build off of this momentum during their next game at 5 p.m. Oct. 13 on Crenshaw field against Saint Joseph's University. 


October 7: Win 42-31 vs. University of Maine 

The Spiders came out victorious this weekend after a game against the University of Maine’s Black Bears. Maine got the ball rolling with two touchdowns within the first five minutes. UR responded a couple of minutes later with a touchdown after a 65-yard pass from first-year quarterback Camden Coleman to redshirt junior tight end Brooks Heagarty.  Five minutes later, the Black Bears extended their lead by three with a field goal, but a few minutes later the Spiders tightened the game and closed out the first quarter with another touchdown from another 56-yard pass from Coleman to redshirt junior wide receiver Nick DeGennaro. The second quarter started on the right foot for UR with a touchdown four minutes in, completed by redshirt first-year wide receiver Quanye Veney followed by another touchdown, five minutes later, completed by DeGennaro. Later in the second quarter, the Black Bears scored a combative touchdown, but the Spiders responded with a 75-yard touchdown run, completed by first-year wide receiver Landon Ellis. In the third quarter, Coleman completed a 2-yard pass to DeGennaro, making the score 42-24. In the last five minutes of the fourth quarter, Maine completed another touchdown but it was ultimately not enough to catch up with the Spiders, making the final score 42-31. All of UR’s kicks were completed by redshirt junior kicker Andrew Lopez. The Spiders are now 3-3 on the season and will play again away against the University of Rhode Island at 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

Women’s Soccer:

October 8: Loss 4-0 vs. Saint Louis University 

After a Family  Weekend win last weekend, the Spiders were unfortunately unable to generate a win streak after being shut out by Saint Louis. Fifteen minutes into the first period, the Billikens scored their first goal and followed it up with another eight minutes later. Though they were scoreless throughout the first 45 minutes, UR managed two shots. During the second period, Saint Louis managed to score two more goals and the Spiders earned one more shot. UR is now 3-8-3 on its season and hopes to regroup and prepare for its next game at 8 p.m.  Oct. 12 against Loyola University Chicago. 

Contact sports writer Erica Rogers at 

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