Spiders Bite the Bonnies for Fifth Win

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Eleven Spiders scored as Richmond dominated St. Bonaventure, 22-8, Sunday afternoon at Robins Stadium.

The 22 goals was one score shy of tying a season-high (Richmond scored 23 in a win over ODU Mar. 5). Richmond set a school-record for points in a game (34) previously eclipsing a total (33) it recorded in a win over Longwood in 2011.

Richmond (5-10, 2-3) led 10-5 at the break and used four-consecutive goals to start the second half to put the game out of reach.

Caitlin Fifield led Richmond with nine points (4g, 5a), while Bailey Zerr scored a career-high four goals. Adding to the highlights was Charlett Stevenson scoring her the first two goals of her career and Amanda Johnston adding her first goal of the season.

Sam Stevenson added a hat trick, while three other Spiders added two goals apiece. Tara Coyle, Anna Jeszeck and Bailey Zerr all picked up three ground balls, while Zerr added to her stellar day by securing a team-high six draw controls. Taylor Blazer caused a team-high three turnovers.

Richmond won the draw, 21-10 and the ground ball category, 15-12. Freshman goalkeeper Michaela Aymong started the game for Richmond, recording one save. Emily Boyce played the second half, recording three saves.

St. Bonaventure (5-8, 0-4) was led by Jenna Schalgenhauf's two goals.

Richmond hosts Saint Joe's Friday, Apr. 19 at 4:00 p.m. for senior day. The Spider seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony.

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RICHMOND, VA. St. Bonaventure (5-9, 0-5) fell Sunday afternoon at the hands of the Richmond Spiders, 22-8, after falling behind early. The Bonnies surrendered more goals today than they had in any other game this season.

Richmond kicked off the game with a pair of scores by Bailey Zerr. Marybeth Madia ended the 3-0 start for the Spiders with a goal but the Richmond responded with two more.

Trailing 10-5 with 10:30 to play, following a 3-2 run, the Bonnies had their momentum stolen away by a Richmond 9-0 run that spanned two halves. Now leading 19-5, the Spiders were able to coast home for the 22-8 victory.

Jenna Schlagenhauf scored twice more today to add to her team-leading 34 goals. Taylor Ventre, Mackenzie Jordan, Marybeth Madia, Erin Thomas, Lauren Michaels and Mikayla Place each added one goal.

The Bonnies have now lost seven in a row and 14-straight overall against Atlantic 10 competition. Their last A-10 victory came in April of 2011.

The Brown and White will be back in action on Wednesday (Apr. 17) when they welcome Detroit Mercy to McGraw-Jennings field for a 4:00 p.m. face off. A-10 play for the Bonnies will resume on Friday (Apr. 19) when No. 13 UMass visits campus for a 1:00 p.m. scheduled start.


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