Despite falling to host University of Massachusetts in the A-10 Championship game, the 16th ranked University of Richmond field hockey team went 16-5 overall this season, losing only to teams ranked in the top 20 in the country. The team was recognized by ESPN with a No.
Freshman Kimberly Sportack scored her first career goal on a penalty corner with time expired, allowing Richmond to beat Saint Joseph's 1-0 Friday. The score was 0-0 when the Spiders were given a penalty corner with less than a minute left in the game.
Under clear, sunny skies and 82-degree heat, the University of Richmond field hockey team defeated Longwood University, 5-2, on Saturday. Three freshmen were among the five Richmond players that scored in the game.
A year ago, the odds were against the University of Richmond field hockey team. Challenges were evident for the 2011 season, including a pre-season practice schedule drastically altered because of renovations at the Spiders' Crenshaw field and a schedule with six former NCAA tournament teams. That did not keep the Spiders from an A-10 title and NCAA tournament berth. This year, adversity of a different form exists for the defending champs.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- It was a tale of two halves for University of Richmond's field hockey team on Saturday in College Park, Md. The Spiders outshot Syracuse University, 6-3, in the first half, but failed to capitalize on the opportunities, going into halftime tied, 0-0. In the second half, the number three team in the nation made them pay, scoring two goals, while owning a 9-3 shooting advantage, to win the first round of the NCAA tournament, 2-0, ending Richmond's season. "Field hockey is a sport of momentum," Richmond coach Gina Lucido said.
2nd Half, 0:00- Game and season come to a close for the Richmond Spiders. Final score: UR 0, Cuse 2. 2nd Half, 2:34- Richmond awarded its first penalty corner in a while, but fail to get a shot off. 2nd Half, 3:58- Chances looking slim for a Richmond comeback, but the Spiders won't hang their head after the season they've had. 2nd Half, 8:23- Barry makes a nice pass across the box, and Ostoich runs in to try to put a stick on it, but is unable get there in time. 2nd Half, 11:24- Syracuse showing why it's the No.
The University of Richmond field hockey team is headed to its first NCAA tournament since 2009 thanks to its victory over University of California at Berkeley, 2-0, on Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif. Richmond senior forward Katelin Peterson, an Escondido, Calif., native, scored both goals for the Spiders.
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.
On Senior Day, senior forward Katelin Peterson notched a hat trick and added an assist, accounting for all of University of Richmond's goals in its victory over La Salle University, 4-1. "Today, the team had an amazing victory," Peterson said.
The University of Richmond field hockey team continued its hot streak Sunday by beating Radford University, 1-0, for its seventh win in its last eight games. In a game filled with controversial calls, the Spiders' perseverance helped them get the win. "I think our team matured a lot today," Richmond coach Gina Lucido said.
Facing a difficult schedule is no rarity for the University of Richmond field hockey team. This year's early-season schedule was no different with two games against nationally ranked teams on the road. What was different, though, was how the Spiders were forced to prepare for those games. The turf at Crenshaw Field was replaced during the summer and the project was not completed until last month.
Senior forward Katelin Peterson scored a goal and assisted on another as the University of Richmond field hockey team shut out Lock Haven University, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Crenshaw Field. Peterson scored her eighth goal of the season late during the first half off of a corner.
Freshman Rebecca Barry and sophomore Chelsea Davies each tallied a hat trick Saturday, and the University of Richmond field hockey team shut out Pacific University, 6-0. The win was the team's second of the weekend and third in a row overall.
After shutting out the top-ranked team in the nation through the first half, the University of Richmond field hockey team gave up a pair of goals during the second.
In a game about as evenly matched as possible, the University of Richmond field hockey team fell to division foe UMass 2-1 in overtime on Sunday. With 5:24 left during the first overtime period, Minutewomen defender Thando Zono took a pass from senior midfielder Makaela Potts and drove home the game-winning.