Doyle Sets Assist Record as Spiders Beat Temple

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Freshman Emily Doyle set a record for assists in a game as Richmond beat Temple, 20-16, Sunday afternoon. The reigning A-10 Rookie of the Week collected seven assists, besting six assists set by Polly Purcell against St. Joseph's in 2004.

Richmond scored in the game's first twenty seconds on a Doyle assist to an open Sam Stevenson. Temple countered with three straightgoals to take a 3-1 lead at the 24-minute mark, but Richmond exploded for five goals to retake the lead at 6-3 with 17:28 left in the first half.

Stevenson added two during the spree as did senior Mary Flowers and Caitlin Fifield added one. The remaining portion of the first half was close, with Richmond taking an 11-8 lead into the break.

Richmond's attack came out firing after halftime, scoring six in a row to take a commanding 17-8 advantage. Just when it looked like Temple would be silenced, the Owls responded with a five-goal scoring spree of their own to come to within 17-13 with 13:20 remaining. Richmond and Templeeach added three goals apiece down the stretch, but the Spiders held on for the win.

Stevenson continued her scoring brilliance, notching acareer-high seven goals, one of which was a nifty, diving-on-the-ground laser. Fifield added seven tallies, while Flowers chipped in with four. The 20 goals scored was a season-high as Richmond won its fourth in a row to improve to 8-6, 4-1 overall.

Flowers also added three assists, as did Kara Moschetti. Richmond recorded a game-high 19 ground balls. Senior goalkeeper Victoria Roebuck was stellar in goal, collecting 15 saves, many of which were free attempt positions by Temple.

Richmond travels to Duquesne and St. Bonaventure for its last conference games of the season.

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RICHMOND, Va. - With seven goals apiece from Caitlin Fifield and Sam Stevensen, Richmond (8-6, 4-1) was able to hold off Temple lacrosse by a score of 20-16 on Sunday afternoon. The Owls (8-7, 2-3) made a comeback attempt in the high-scoring affair after being down as many as nine, but could get no closer than three.

Stephany Parcell led Temple with four goals, while three other players also notched hat tricks in the game. Karly Cohen, Missy Schweitzer and Charlotte Swavola each scored three goals apiece and Stephanie Markunas added two.

After Richmond's Sam Stevenson scored in the first 20 seconds of the game, Temple answered quickly and soon led the Spiders 3-1. Markunas got her first goal within the first minute and a half of play to tie the score at 1-1. Schweitzer and Cohen then scored within 40 seconds of each other for the two-goal advantage.

The lead did not last as Richmond exploded for a 5-0 run to lead 6-3 with 17:28 left in the first half. Cohen got her second goal to stop the run, but the Spiders' Fifield then scored back-to-back goals for an 8-4 lead.

The scoring was nearly even for the remainder of the first half, but Temple got one point closer with four goals to Richmond's three, including two in the final 1:13 from Swavola that took Temple from a five-goal deficit to just a three-goal deficit by halftime, 11-8. While the two teams were nearly even in shots for the first half (18 for Richmond and 17 for Temple), the Spiders' Victoria Roebuck made eight saves to keep the Owls at a disadvantage.

The second half saw things take a bad turn for the Owls, as Richmond scored six straight goals in the first 11 minutes, nearly putting Temple behind by double digits.

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2012-04-15



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