The Collegian
Friday, December 02, 2022


Katie Sieben, '10
Swimming & Diving

Swimming and diving to face ranked teams at Maryland

Head coach Matt Barany has ensured the women's swimming and diving team won't be competing against any Atlantic 10 Conference teams until the championship so the team can compete against teams ranked higher. So, do the Spiders get discouraged swimming against superior teams all season? Barany said the Spiders weren't the disheartened ones. "It's discouraging for the rest of the A-10 because they only see us once a year." And for the past seven years, that one sighting has proved ineffective in conquering the Spiders, who have taken home the A-10 trophy every year since 2002. "We really don't talk about [our record] that much," said Barany, who has been coaching the swim team for four years.


Football is ending. I'm sad.

Sixteen teams, 15 games, four weeks and one reason I prefer the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision: the playoffs. On Saturday, the regular season will end and at 7 p.m.


Spiders fall to national power Syracuse 76-71 at Carrier Dome

There was no magical upset this time. The University of Richmond men's basketball team hung tough, but fell just short of a win versus Syracuse University Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome, losing 76-71 during the Spiders' first of five nationally televised games this year. "I think we all feel that we should have won this game," junior guard David Gonzalvez said of the loss, televised on ESPN.


Seniors help Spiders beat Delaware in last regular-season home game

The University of Richmond may have allowed the University of Delaware to score two defensive touchdowns, but the deciding factor of Saturday's game was offensive touchdowns -- the Spiders had four and the Blue Hens had none. Delaware scored first on sophomore defensive back Tyrone Grant's 57-yard interception return -- the only Richmond opponent to do so since the University of New Hampshire's Czar Wiley on Oct.


Men's basketball wins season-opening game over R-MC

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 were never behind in the game -- played in front of 5,415 people at the Robins Center -- and took the lead for good with a layup by senior Jarhon Giddings with 17 minutes, 50 seconds left in the first half.


In first game, women's basketball defeats Kennesaw State 79-62

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff The University of Richmond women's basketball team opened its season with a dominant 79-62 victory over Kennesaw State University Friday night at the Robins Center. Richmond jumped out to an early 9-0 lead and never trailed in the game.

Field Hockey

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.


Men's soccer wins last game before stadium construction

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Reporter During the final game for seniors on the University of Richmond men's soccer team, it was a pair of freshmen who played a key role during the team's 1-0 victory over Duquesne University. "I'm so happy for the boys," said Richmond coach Jeff Gettler.


Football to honor seniors at Delaware game

The football team's 12 seniors have an impressive resume: four consecutive winning seasons, two conference championships and the longest postseason run in school history. "We wanted to leave our mark and kind of turn the program around," senior defensive lineman Lawrence Sidbury Jr.


College hoops is finally here

Featured sports content has been different since the World Series ended a few weeks ago, and most of these changes point to the same glorious fact - college basketball season is coming. Because I began my time as sports editor toward the end of the NCAA basketball tournament, I don't think I was able to fully convey just how much I love college basketball.


Freshmen on men's soccer team lead Spiders to win over Duquesne

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff In the final game for seniors from the University of Richmond men's soccer team, it was a pair of freshmen who played a key role in the team's 1-0 victory over Duquesne University. "I'm so happy for the boys," said Richmond coach Jeff Gettler.


Football defeats Hofstra 34-14, Vaughan rushes for 240 yards

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The University of Richmond football team improved to 7-3 this season after beating the Hofstra University Pride 34-14 on Saturday, a win that came off senior tailback Josh Vaughan's two touchdowns and career-high 240 rushing yards -- the fifth-best game performance in school history. The Spiders stormed out early in a heavy rain at Schuart Stadium, scoring on their first five possessions to make the score 27-0 after the first half.


Men's soccer blanked 2-0 by St. Bonaventure, ending playoff hopes

On Senior Night, the University of Richmond men's soccer team got shut out for the eighth time this season, falling to the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies 2-0 and ending any chance of an Atlantic 10 playoff berth. "It's horrible for our seniors to lose on their night," said redshirt freshman goalie Brock Tomlinson, whose team is now 2-12-3 and 1-4-3 in the A-10. The Spiders honored their four seniors -- Thomas Kale, Brennan Lincoln, Scott Loesser and Delano Pierre -- with a brief ceremony before the start of the game. Sophomore Brett Allen scored first for the Bonnies during the 40th minute of play.

The starting 11 - (left-right bottom) - Carli Loyd, Heather Mitts, Shannon Boxx, Christie Rampone, Lindsay Tarplay. (top row) - Natasha Kai, Heather O'Reilly, Nicole Barnhart, Kate Margraf, Angela Hucles, Lori Chalupny.

U.S. women's soccer victorious at UR Stadium

The football team may have had this weekend off, but the University of Richmond Stadium didn't get a break. Instead, a yellow midfield circle and goal box were painted over the white yard lines, goal cages replaced goal posts and stadium staff members prepared to welcome local soccer fans. An announced crowd of 3,387 waved flags, blew air horns, snapped pictures and chanted "U.S.A, U.S.A.," as they watched the U.S.


U.S. love of soccer is lacking

"Soccer is the world's favorite sport." I have this habit of using movie and TV quotes to describe real-life situations - sometimes my own sisters can't tell whether I'm quoting or talking - and this quote from "She's the Man" came to mind as I watched the U.S.