The Collegian
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Freshman Caroline Lovette recently won the Spider Invitational, her first collegiate tournament.
Sports

Freshman golfer making an early impact on women's team

For the first time in its nine-year history, a member of the University of Richmond's women's golf team placed first in a team tournament. Freshman Caroline Lovette, who said she had not even planned to play golf in college until her sophomore year in high school, won the Spider Fall Invitational tournament with a score of 2-over 146, and par on the first playoff hole. "I played basketball all four years of high school," Lovette said.


Sports

Howard's death not a UConn-only scenario

The University of Connecticut campus was rattled last week when the university's starting cornerback and punt returner was killed after the team's homecoming victory against Louisville. Jasper Howard, 20, was stabbed once in the abdomen and died in the arms of his teammates during a fight after a university-sanctioned dance.


Sports

Baseball replay makes too much sense

How many times during a baseball game do you think: "Man, that was close. I hope they show it on replay." Usually, moments later, your wish is granted and technology answers all questions about whether the player is safe or out, or a ball is fair or foul.


Football

Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. UMass

The University of Richmond football team defeated the University of Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at UR Stadium, 34-12, behind seven turnovers from the Spider defense. Contact staff photographer Leigh Donahue at leigh.donahue@richmond.edu and staff photographer Claire Franczyk at claire.franczyk@richmond.edu


Construction of the new Career Development Center on the third floor of the Tyler Haynes Commons has resumed. The CDC will move in by the end of September.
Football

No. 1 Richmond runs past UMass for 16th-straight win

The University of Richmond football team took advantage of seven turnovers by the University of Massachusetts on the way to its seventh win of the season, beating the Minutemen 34-12 on a rainy Saturday afternoon at UR Stadium. "It's hard to win football games and these guys played their hearts out," Richmond head coach Mike London said.


Coach Peter Albright with his daughter, first-year student and member of the varsity women's soccer team Allie Albright.
Sports

On women's soccer team, father becomes coach

When freshman Allie Albright started thinking about where she would play soccer in college, the one school she ruled out immediately was the University of Richmond. She said she hadn't wanted to play for her father, Peter Albright, who has been Richmond's women's soccer coach since the program's inception in 1996.


Sports

Flying Squirrels soar into Richmond

Richmond is already the home of the only Spiders in the country. Now, it's also the home of the Flying Squirrels. The city will be the new home of the San Francisco Giants double-A baseball team starting next spring, and after a "Name the Team" contest that drew more than 15,000 nickname suggestions, the franchise chose its new name: the Richmond Flying Squirrels. No, I'm not kidding. The fact that the team will don caps and uniforms featuring our furry, flying, four-legged friends is comical enough in itself, but the nicknames that the Squirrels beat out were even more unusual. The franchise chose five finalists from the entries, which were submitted online.


Ice Hockey Captain, Senior Matt Improta, during a recent tournament against UVa.
Sports

Dedication leads club hockey to early success

The University of Richmond club ice hockey team started its ninth season with early success. The Spiders are 4-2 overall and 3-0 in the Blue Ridge Hockey Conference, which consists of schools from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Washington.


Sports

Two-Minute Drill: 10/22/09

? Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed was cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct outside a bar a few blocks from Heinz Field hours after the team's 27-14 win against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.


Sports

Women's swimming tries to earn ninth-straight A-10 crown

The University of Richmond's women's swimming team opens its season tomorrow night at LaSalle University - the first time the Spiders have swum against an Atlantic-10 team during the regular season in five years. As the team practiced last week in the Robins Center Natatorium, a board marking the team's eight-consecutive A-10 championships had an empty third row waiting to be broken into.


Field Hockey

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.


Football

Richmond extends winning streak, downs Maine 38-21

The University of Richmond football team used 28 second-half points to defeat the University of Maine 38-21 on Saturday, extending its school-record winning streak to 15 games. The Spiders trailed 14-10 at halftime, but started the second half by scoring 28 unanswered points, highlighted by senior safety Derek Hatcher's 90-yard punt return touchdown. During the first drive of the second half, Richmond senior quarterback Eric Ward led the team down the field before throwing a three-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Donte Boston.


Field Hockey

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.


Football

Photo Gallery: Richmond vs. James Madison University

The University of Richmond football team defeated James Madison University 21-17 on Saturday afternoon at Bridgeforth Stadium, extending its school-record winning streak to 14 games and improving to 5-0 this season. Contact staff photographer Barrett Neale at barrett.neale@richmond.edu


Football

No. 1 Richmond forces fumble in last minute, beats JMU 21-17

HARRISONBURG, Va. ? Six yards separated the University of Richmond football team from its first loss in 364 days. But with 58 seconds remaining during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game, Richmond senior defensive tackle Martin Parker forced James Madison University freshman quarterback Justin Thorpe to fumble as he tried to run for the end zone.


Field Hockey

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.