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Marie Jayme

Women's lacrosse team lost Friday to Duquesne Dukes

After four road games in a row, the University of Richmond women's lacrosse team lost its third conference game against the Duquesne Dukes, 11-8, Friday in Robins Stadium. Many Spiders and Dukes fans came out to watch the teams compete in the 70-degree weather. The Spiders (4-10, 1-3) started the game by scoring two goals in the first five minutes, but the Dukes then responded with three goals.

Skipping Pig Roast for various reasons

Although many students take the short walk to the lodges, and alumni travel back to Richmond to attend Pig Roast annually, not all students are able to attend the Spring tradition. Some members of the men's tennis, men's golf and women's lacrosse teams were not able to go to Pig Roast because of their athletic obligations. The women's lacrosse players do not know what they are missing because they have never been to Pig Roast, said Tara Coyle, a senior on the team. "As a Division I athlete, you will miss out on some opportunities," Coyle said, "but having the chance to play the game you love with a group of amazing people is the best opportunity to have." Other students may have preferred to go about their Saturday just as they would any other weekend. "I think the estimates have been that 16 to 20 percent of the student body does not drink," said Rick Mayes, political science professor.

Women's tennis team beat Binghamton University 5-0

The Spiders women's tennis team won 5-0 against the Binghamton University Bearcats on Wednesday. Before the match, head coach Mark Wesselink said competing against the Bearcats would be a good test because the team had always had a strong program and were well coached. Despite the Bearcats' presumed toughness and the cold weather, the Spiders quickly secured both doubles points with wins by sophomore Melissa Kandinata and freshman Katya Salas and the freshman duo Anna Abadias and Emily Gitman. "I think [the doubles win] was a combination of us playing well and being able to pressure them to miss a lot of shots," Kandinata said of her match with Salas. In singles play, senior Alex Smyth, freshman Emily Gitman, Kandinata and Salas finished out the match for a Spider overall win. Smyth, who won her singles match 6-0, 6-0, said the young team was improving a lot, specifically in doubles. In general, it is important to win doubles matches as quickly as possible to get the points because it keeps the positive momentum going, she said. Smyth and partner Elizabeth Sims have played four matches together and said they were still working on getting comfortable with each other. "Those two contribute points and leadership that can't be replaced," Wesselink said.

Women's Lacrosse picks up second win, 23-7, over Old Dominion

Despite the cold weather and rain, the University of Richmond women's lacrosse team picked up its second win of the season against Old Dominion University, 23-7, Tuesday in Robins Stadium. After ODU scored two goals in the first five minutes of the game, the Spiders responded with a 9-0 run.

Buildings on campus recognized as historical landmarks

The city of Richmond is known for its Civil War history as the capital of the Confederacy, but three buildings on the University of Richmond campus have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register for historical importance. North Court, Ryland Hall and Cannon Memorial Chapel reflect significant aspects of the private university's history, according to the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Andrew McBride, associate vice president for facilities, worked closely with the Department of Historic Resources on acquiring landmark registration for these three buildings in the Commonwealth, he said.

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