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Conference champions aim to reach season goals

After two weeks of preseason, the Richmond field hockey team, defending Atlantic 10 champion, is positioned to transfer their practice into gameday tenacity. "We've worked really hard this preseason, so we're looking to show other teams how hard we've worked," senior captain Michelle Weaver said. During the last practice before the season opener against American University, head coach Gina Lucido stood in the middle of Crenshaw Field shouting players' names to get them excited for the game. "Coach has been firing us up with nicknames to light the fire we've got from preseason," junior center back Emily Straniero said. Despite a 5-1 loss to No.

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Q&A with Dani Pycroft

Q: What's your fifth year like? A: It's a totally different dynamic mixing with older people in my grad classes, people who have kids, from like age 24, 25 ... to like 40. Q: Last year the team finished the season ranked 19th in the country.

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Field hockey team's season ends with loss to Virginia

The No. 19 University of Richmond field hockey team lost to the No. 2 University of Virginia for the second time this year as the Spiders were eliminated by a 3-0 score from the first round of the NCAA Tournament this afternoon. The Spiders had trouble generating offense and only took three shots.

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Field hockey team beats Temple, wins A-10 championship

The University of Richmond field hockey team defeated Temple University today to win its sixth Atlantic 10 tournament title in the last eight years. The Spiders defeated third-seeded Temple 3-0 at the tournament, held in Amherst, Mass., and will now play Mid-American champion Ohio University at 1 p.m.

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Richmond defeats West Chester, stays perfect in A-10

The University of Richmond field hockey team remained undefeated in conference play by defeating West Chester University 2-0 Sunday afternoon during its final home game of the season. Behind goals from redshirt junior Dani Pycroft and sophomore Katelin Peterson, the Spiders improved to 3-0 in Atlantic-10 conference play and shut out an opponent for the sixth time this season.

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Richmond blanks La Salle 4-0; Blythe-Wood scores twice

The University of Richmond field hockey team defeated La Salle University 4-0 behind a pair of goals by senior Sarah Blythe-Wood. Blythe-Wood's two goals raised her season total to 16, which is tops in the Atlantic-10 Conference. Sophomore Katelin Peterson and junior Dani Pycroft added the other two goals for the Spiders.

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Richmond ties, sets records in win over Saint Louis

In its Atlantic-10 Conference opener win against Saint Louis University, the University of Richmond field hockey team tied or set three school records. The Spiders tied a school record for goals during a game with 12 as they shut out the Billikens. "The thing I was most excited about is that - outside of the penalty stroke which can't be an assisted goal - that eight of the other 12 goals that were scored were assisted." Richmond coach Gina Lucido said.

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Richmond field hockey team defeats Georgetown 2-0

The University of Richmond field hockey team defeated Georgetown University 2-0 Sunday afternoon with goals from sophomore Katelin Peterson and senior Sarah Blythe-Wood. Coming off a 4-3 loss Wednesday to the undefeated, third-ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers, the Spiders tried to get back on track against the 1-9 Georgetown Hoyas. Richmond controlled the field from the beginning, as senior Megan Thompson initiated the offensive shooting with a shot that went just wide of the net. When Richmond failed to capitalize on initial scoring efforts, assistant coach Jodi Murphy watched her players attempt to weave through the opposition and said they had been trying to do too much. At the 18-minute mark, Blythe-Wood beat a defender at midfield and played a long ball up to Thompson.

During Women's Field Hockey game versus Miami University Dani Pycroft who is a junior player attempts to pass the ball and Sarah Blythe-Wood  who is a senior players assits Dani's playing.
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Field hockey set to open long homestand next week

The University of Richmond women's field hockey team has started out the season with a 4-5 record, and hopes to use what it learned from its early losses to play better as it gets closer to the Atlantic 10 Championship. The team played back-to-back home games this weekend, starting with a 7-0 win on Saturday against Monmouth University.

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Field hockey team dominates Monmouth

Two goals within the first three minutes of play by sophomore Katelin Peterson led to the University of Richmond field hockey's 7-0 win over Monmouth University. Peterson scored the first of her three goals one minute into the game when she beat a Monmouth defender to score into a wide-open goal. "We wanted to come out with a bang and make sure that we were on top right from the start," Peterson said. About one minute later, junior Hannah Hess set up Peterson for a shot that was saved by Monmouth goalie Melissa Katz.

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First-year athletes fulfill requirements during preseason

About 40 incoming freshmen athletes took their library skills and alcohol education classes before the semester in an effort by class coordinators to make the first-year requirements more convenient for students and staff. Freshmen usually take Library Skills 100 and an alcohol class, URAware (Wellness 085), during the academic year.

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Field hockey falls in Atlantic 10 Championship

The University of Richmond lost to No. 18 University of Massachusetts during the Atlantic 10 Championship on Saturday. The Spiders lost 2-0 to the Minutewomen on goals from Mary Shea at the 20th minute of the first half and Cher King with just less than 23 minutes remaining in the game.

Megan Thompson, '10, and Christin Hanley, '11
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Field hockey clinches No. 2 seed for A-10 tournament

The University of Richmond's women's field hockey team clinched the second seed in the Atlantic-10 tournament with two wins this weekend. Junior Megan Thompson scored two goals, including her fourth game-winning goal in as many games, as the Spiders defeated LaSalle University 4-1 on Friday.

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Field hockey wins third-straight on Senior Day

Three games, five goals, three game-winning goals -- you could say Megan Thompson has had a pretty good week. "It brings so much satisfaction as a coach to watch one of your players be tested and come out a stronger, more vibrant and impactful person," Richmond coach Gina Lucido said.