Richmond Dominates in Victory over William & Mary

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va-- Richmond dominated William & Mary, 18-8, Wednesday night at Robins Stadium. The game was delayed an hour due to inclement weather in the area. The Spiders improved to 4-5, while the Tribe fell to 2-7.

Richmond came out firing early, scoring the game's first four goals within seven minutes. The Tribe responded with a couple of scores, but the Spiders distanced themselves with three straight goals to end the half to lead 8-4.

Richmond immediately put the game out of reach in the opening minutes of the last frame, scoring seven unanswered goals to take acommanding 15-4 lead. The Tribe could not recover.

Kara Moschetti led Richmond with four goals, while SamStevenson and Emily Doyle added a hat trick. Caitlin Fifield had an impressive five assists, while Stevenson followed with four. Both Fifield (2g, 5a) andStevenson (3g, 4a) recorded seven points on the night.

Richmond outshot the Tribe, 38-18 and recorded a game-high 25 ground balls, led by Taylor Blazer's team-high five. Victoria Roebuck netted nine saves.

Richmond returns to action, Fri. Mar. 30 at 11:00 a.m. when it hosts rival Massachusetts in both teams' conference opener. The game has an earlier start time due to the Fred Hardy Invitational that will be taking place later that day.

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RICHMOND, Va. (March 21, 2012) - The William and Mary lacrosse team fell at in-state rival Richmond, 18-8, on Wednesday evening.

W&M (2-7) got balanced production offensively, as eight players scored goals. Junior Caitlin Murphy recorded a career-high five draw controls while senior JennyMichael totaled three, as the Tribe held a 19-10 advantage in the category.

Defensively, seniors Sarah Mulvey and Laruen Binzer both registered four ground balls, while freshman goalie Lucy Ferguson totaled 13 saves nearly matching her season high of 14 that she established against Duke.

After an hour and a half weather delay, UR (4-5) began the contest with four unanswered goals in the opening 6:33. However, W&M quickly responded with scores by senior Maggie Anderson and sophomore Jenna Dougherty to cut the margin in half, 4-2, with 21:23 showing.

The Spiders countered with a 4-1 run to extend their advantage to 8-3 with 7:02 remaining in the opening half. Junior Kyrstin Mackrides tallied the Tribe's lone goal during the stretch.

The Tribe defense held UR scoreless during the remainder of the stanza, as Ferguson earned three of her eight first-half saves during the closing minutes. Sophomore Taelor Salmon also found the back of the cage during the waning minutes to cut the margin to 8-4 at the intermission.

Richmond opened the second half with a 7-0 run to push its lead to 15-4 with 22:07 showing.

W&M cut the margin to nine, 15-6, with goals by sophomore Maggie Bermingham and freshman Amanda Johnson midway through the half, but the Tribe was unable to get anycloser the rest of the way.

Kara Moschetti led UR with four goals, while Caitlin Fifield and Sam Stevenson both totaled seven points apiece.

The Tribe will wrap up the non-conference portion of its slate when it plays at ninth-ranked Penn State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

2012-03-22



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