AMHERST, Mass. ? A 15-yard touchdown pass by freshman quarterback Montel White to Tre Gray with nine seconds left in the game gave the University of Richmond an improbable 11-10 victory over the University of Massachusetts Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. Contact photographer Jimmy Young at email@example.com
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.
AMHERST, Mass. ? Given a chance to show his skill in a pressure situation, true freshman quarterback Montel White came through in grand fashion. A 15-yard touchdown pass by White to Tre Gray with nine seconds left in the game gave the University of Richmond an improbable 11-10 victory over the University of Massachusetts Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium. "The last play sort of reminds me of a young Eric Ward," said Gray, comparing White to the former Spider quarterback who led them to many comeback wins. "He's calm, he's poised.
The latest injury to the University of Richmond football team may be the toughest for the team to overcome. Junior quarterback Aaron Corp, who transferred to Richmond in January from the University of Southern California, suffered a season-ending knee injury on the first series of last Saturday's 17-0 loss at the University of New Hampshire. The injury occurred when an offensive lineman rolled into Corp's knee. "This is a tough situation for Aaron and our team and we wish Aaron the best as he recovers," Richmond coach Latrell Scott said in a statement.
Typically performing the "dirty work" while their forward counterparts get the glory, defenders are rarely noteworthy as far as the box score is concerned.
DURHAM, N.H. ? The University of Richmond football team has thrived during the past three seasons by forcing its opponents into turnovers.
For the first time this year, the University of Richmond football team will travel outside the state of Virginia as it takes on the University of New Hampshire at noon on Saturday. The Spiders last traveled to New Hampshire during the 2006 season which resulted in a 27-17 loss.
The University of Richmond's Weinstein Center for Recreation and Wellness is getting students off campus and into the great outdoors through Natural High. Tom Roberts, director of recreation and wellness, said Natural High began in 1992 as a grant from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association to encourage universities to provide alternative activities to students during times when they might not participate in healthy activities, such as Friday nights or weekends. "Richmond is one of the few schools who still do "Natural High programs," Roberts said. The program is led by Kerry McClung, manager of sports clubs and outdoor adventure, and has already hosted a trip to Virginia Beach on Sept.
There is a group of people at the University of Richmond that often goes unnoticed. They go to classes, lodges, the dining hall and even live in the dorms, but they are the smallest class on campus.
As far as Richmond men's tennis is concerned, there's a "new sheriff in town," first-year head coach Ben Johnson. Coaching changes among varsity college teams are common, but this particular varsity team has gone through a couple in a very short amount of time.
This is not a column about school spirit. I know that the majority of Richmond students are proud to be Spiders, because if we weren't, then we would have transferred by now. We have some of the most architecturally beautiful buildings on campus, state-of-the-art facilities for academics and student life and, of course, plenty of schoolwork to keep us busy. But I thought that more people would have showed up for a gorgeous fall afternoon of football. I know midterms are upon us, and sometimes that comfy chair in Boatwright is hard to get out of (or, if you can leave the chair, it's only for a double-shot espresso mocha Frappuccino from 8:15). We, as students, are inundated with tons of papers to write, articles to read, films to watch, labs to test, paintings to paint, spreadsheets to compute and more. But don't you think you deserve a break from it all? A few hours spent absorbing some much-needed vitamin D from the sun and fresh air (if you spend too long in Boatwright, you forget what fresh air smells like because the fresh air in that little courtyard on B-1 is more nicotine-filled than oxygen-filled) can do the body and mind good.
Senior tailback Tyler Kirchoff set career highs with 24 rushing attempts, 129 yards and four touchdowns to lead Richmond over Coastal Carolina University, 41-19, Saturday afternoon at Robins Stadium.
With about eight minutes left in the game, the University of Richmond was amidst another second-half meltdown with Coastal Carolina at Richmond's 2-yard line and trailing by eight.
Setting career highs for attempts, yards and touchdowns typically means a great four quarters of football. While senior tailback Tyler Kirchoff certainly played a great four quarters of football today, he only needed two to set those marks.