Spiders Cruise Past Bonnies for Fifth Straight Win

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - St. Bonaventure senior Danielle Drabin scored her 122nd career goal to move to fifth on the career list, but Richmond (9-6, 5-1 Atlantic 10) netted the first six goals of the game on the way to a 20-9 win over the Bonnies (3-9, 0-6) at McGraw-Jennings Field on Friday.

UR senior Caitlin Fifield totaled nine points on six goals and three assists, while reigning A-10 Rookie fo the Week Emily Doyle scored twice and distributed five assists in the Spiders' fifth straight victory.

Drabin followed Amanda Cizenski's with a second consecutive unaassisted tally to put SBU in the scoring column. Drabin, who finished with a team-best five points on two goals and a trio of assists, passed Kelly Chevez to move into fifth place on the school's career goals list (122).

Cizenski, Lauren Michaels and Erin Thomas each scored twice in the Bonnies fourth straight setback.

The Spiders closed the opening half with seven of the game's nine goals, with the only Bona markers coming from Thomas. After back-to-back goals from UR's Bailey Zerr, SBU answered with three straight when Drabin, Lauren Michaels and Elspeth McGarry went to goal in succession. Richmond responded with three goals of its own to end the threat.

The Bonnies conclude the 2012 campaign on Sunday with a match-up against George Washington. SBU will honor its senior following the contest.

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OLEAN, N.Y. --Richmond cruised past St. Bonaventure, 20-9, for its fifth win in a row Friday in Olean, N.Y.

Richmond dominated from the start, jumping out to a 6-0 lead in the first 15 minutes of the half. St. Bonaventure scored its first goal with 10:47 left in the first. Richmond had the game out of reach by the time the first half ended, going into halftime with a 13-4 advantage.

For the second-straight game, the Spiders scored a season-high 20 goals. Richmond has won five in a row as it improves to 9-6, 5-1 overall. The Bonnies fall to 3-9, 0-6. The five-game win streak is Richmond's longest since April of last season.

Caitlin Fifield scored a game-high six goals. Nine other Spiders scored in the contest. Reigning two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week Emily Doyle dished five assists. Fifield had three helpers.

Richmond outshot St. Bonaventure, 39-35, and recorded 10 ground balls. Richmond won the draw by a 20-10 margin. Victoria Roebuck had a game-high 16 saves.

The Spiders return to action Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Duquesne.

2012-04-20



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