The Collegian
Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Sports

Men's basketball defeats Delaware State 76-66, closing a winning day for Spiders

Men's basketball defeated Delaware State University 76-66 on Saturday night at the Robins Center, completing a winning day for University of Richmond sports. The day held victories for Spider women's basketball and an upset playoff win for the Spider football team. Kevin Anderson led the Spiders in basketball, scoring 7 of his 19 points during the last three minutes of the game, holding off a late Delaware State comeback for the win. The Spiders shot .500 from the field and went 7-20 from three-point range.


Football

Details for Saturday's quarterfinal football game against Appalachian State

The University of Richmond football team is set to play Appalachian State University Saturday in Boone, N.C., for the quarterfinal game of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Second-seeded Appalachian State University, which is 11-2 this season, beat Richmond 55-35 last year on its way to a third-straight FCS championship during the semi-final game.


Sports

Men's basketball tops Coppin State 78-67 to improve to 4-2 overall

Scoring seems to come easy for the Spider men's basketball team this season, but junior guard David Gonzalvez knows the team can't win without defense. "We've got a lot of guys that can score this year, but defensively, that's going to be the key for us," Gonzalvez said after the Spiders' 78-67 win against Coppin State University (1-3) at the Robins Center Sunday night.


Cross Country

Llano finishes 176th at cross country nationals

During the most important race of his life, junior Matt Llano had some bad luck physically and faced adverse weather conditions, resulting in a 176th place finish out of a field of 252 at the NCAA National Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Monday. Llano was the first runner from Richmond to qualify for nationals in 29 years.


Football

UR defeats William & Mary 23-20, earning berth to FCS playoffs

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The University of Richmond football team forced seven turnovers during its game Saturday afternoon at the College of William & Mary, but still needed overtime to assure its second-consecutive Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth. The Spiders beat the Tribe 23-20 when junior kicker Andrew Howard made a 37-yard field goal in the first overtime period. The team will find out its opponent for the first round of the FCS playoffs Sunday night. "It was a terrific football game," Richmond coach Mike London said. "We've been involved with a game like that at our place [against James Madison] when we came out on the short end of the stick, but we hung in there and played hard and then came out on the other side this time." Richmond dominated the first half against William & Mary, intercepting four passes, forcing a fumble and allowing the Tribe to gain only 12 total yards. Right guard Michael Silva opened the scoring for the Spiders with his first career touchdown when Richmond quarterback Eric Ward fumbled as he tried to reach the ball over the goal line during the first quarter. Silva recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown. Richmond's only other touchdown came on defense, when safety Derek Hatcher intercepted Tribe quarterback Jake Phillips's pass and returned it 35 yards. With the return, Richmond set the single-season record for interception returns in a season, with four. Hatcher's interception was one of six for the Spiders during the game. Defensive back Justin Rogers had two, while linebacker Jordan Shoop, safety Mike Ireland and safety David Horton each had one. Richmond added two field goals from Howard, one of which came with no time left in the second quarter, to take a 20-0 halftime lead. "We played about as bad as we could in the first half," William & Mary tight end Rob Varno said. The Tribe scored for the first time in the third quarter on a 32-yard field goal by kicker Brian Pate, but entered the fourth quarter trailing 20-3. Pate added another field goal early in the fourth quarter, but Richmond appeared to be in command, holding a 14-point lead with less than five minutes to play. Tribe punt returner Derek Cox changed the momentum of the game by returning a punt 80 yards for a touchdown with 3:02 remaining in the game. On the ensuing kickoff, William & Mary back-up quarterback R.J.


David Gonzalvez (5)
Sports

Men's basketball beats R-MC in season-opener

Sophomore Kevin Anderson scored 15 of his team-leading 17 points during the first half to propel the University of Richmond men's basketball team to a season-opening 81-57 victory over Randolph-Macon College. "We were just so hyped to come out and start the season," Anderson said. The Spiders, who played in front of 5,415 people at the Robins Center, were never behind during the game and took the lead for good with a layup by senior Jarhon Giddings with 17 minutes, 50 seconds left in the first half.


Cross Country

Llano running in NCAA championship on Monday

The University of Richmond men's cross-country team will send a runner to the NCAA National Championship for the first time in 29 years. Junior Matt Llano finished seventh in the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship with a time of 30:28.5 in the 10-kilometer race at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, N.C., Saturday.


Sports

Men's soccer's A-10 games were strong finish to season

The men's soccer team finished its season with a win, one of three this year, but looking back on the whole season, luck just didn't bounce toward the Spiders this year, assistant coach Matt O'Toole said. The team fought back from poor fitness and preseason injuries to be prepared for league play, but finished 10th in the Atlantic 10 after playing its nine conference games, O'Toole said. At the beginning of conference play, the team had lost all but one game.