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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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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.


Sports

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

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.


Sports

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.


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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

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.


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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.
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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.


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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.


The NEW Spidey!
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Student spidey splits time with professional

There's a new Spidey in town. Jana Ross, an assistant director of athletics who is responsible for marketing and fan development, and Erin Martin, the cheerleading coach, realized at the beginning of the 2007-08 school year that they would soon need to replace the two students who volunteered to be Spidey full-time.


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Women's basketball falls in opening exhibition game

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff The University of Richmond women's basketball team lost 66-64 to DT3 -- a traveling team of recent college players -- but the Spiders gained some valuable lessons from the game and now have 10 days to improve before their opening game against Kennesaw State University. "[The experience] is invaluable," said Richmond coach Michael Shafer.


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Men's soccer playoff hopes dim after 3-0 loss to GW

By Andrew Prezioso Collegian Staff The University of Richmond men's soccer team's chances of earning an Atlantic-10 tournament berth were significantly diminished after a 3-0 loss to George Washington University Saturday night. The Spiders must win their next two games in order to qualify for the A-10 tournament.


Megan Thompson, '10, and Christin Hanley, '11
Field Hockey

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.


Football

Away football games deplete the team's budget

The Richmond football team's $450,000 operating budget for 2008 remains the largest allocated to the university's varsity athletics programs. The men's basketball team has the second largest budget with $350,000 for operations, said David Walsh, the university's deputy athletics director. The football program also allocated about 63 full scholarships this year, Walsh said, which amounted to about $2.8 million, Walsh said. There are no fundraising efforts for the football program specifically, Athletics Director Jim Miller said, but the athletics department raises money through a number of venues, such as the Spider Club and athletics endowment. "All of our sports are funded by the athletics department endowment," Walsh said, "university's supplement and other revenue that the athletics department produces." Some of these revenues include corporate sponsorship, NCAA revenue distribution and ticket sales, he said. Annual proceeds from home ticket sales are generally around $300,000, Miller said. One reason it is important to bring the stadium on campus is because football attracts crowds and Miller said he hoped that this would increase ticket sales and the number of season-ticket holders. The football team also brings in revenue is when it plays in "guarantee games." A guarantee game is one where a Division1-A program will pay Richmond to go to its school and play its football team.


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Women's soccer snaps four-game losing streak

It was perhaps fitting during Friday's Senior Night that a senior, Jessie Wolfe, scored a goal during the women's soccer team's 2-1 victory over George Washington University. But as a sign the four-year veterans and leaders are leaving an even stronger program behind, it was a freshman who scored the game-winning goal, delivering a crucial win that kept the Spiders' chances of earning an Atlantic-10 tournament bid alive. Wolfe scored the University of Richmond's first goal 26 seconds into the second half, drilling her shot into the upper-right corner of the net after assists from senior Sarah Hilt and junior Jen Ruhe. Freshman Kat Russell gave the Spiders a second goal just 18 seconds later.