Doyle and Ross Lead Richmond to VIctory at American

The American University lacrosse team dropped its second straight contest, falling 13-4 to Richmond on Thursday afternoon at Jacobs Field.

"It was our own mistakes that really ended up hurting us in that game, we did not execute our scouting report like we should have and really lacked attention to details in moments of the game," said Head Coach Emma Wallace. "Richmond really outplayed us and outhustled us today and it's something that we need to learn from to get ready for Saturday."

Richmond (2-2) scored back-to-back goals to open the game before Olivia Mangan found the back of the net with an unassisted tally. The Spiders answered with a 4-0 run to take a 6-1 lead with 2:37 left to play. Emily Maher ended the streak, scoring with 52 seconds remaining in the half to cut the Spiders' advantage to 6-2 at the break.

Emily Doyle opened the second half with consecutive goals for Richmond to put the Spiders up 8-2. Jamie Silverman scored on a free position for the Eagles and Alex Lugovina cut Richmond's lead to 9-4 with a tally with 15:32 remaining. But the Spiders were able to close out the game with four unanswered goals for the 13-4 final score.

Sarah Bootman led American (1-3) with three draw controls while four different players picked up two ground balls apiece. Terese Buechli had three caused turnovers in the game. Ashley Dalisera made five saves as the starting goalkeeper.

Doyle led Richmond with six points on three goals and three assists and Hayley Ross also completed a hat trick. Taylor Blazer posted eight draw controls and three ground balls collected for the Spiders. Emily Boyce made four saves between the pipes for Richmond.

The Spiders held a 13-6 advantage in draw controls, 20-14 edge in ground balls collected and 24-14 advantage in shots for the game.

The Eagles will face Johns Hopkins next on Saturday, Mar. 1 at 1:00 p.m. in Baltimore, Md.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Richmond scored the first two goals Thursday against American and never trailed in a 13-4 win for the Spiders' first road win of the year at Jacobs Field in Washington, D.C. in women's lacrosse action. The game was postponed from Wednesday afternoon due to snow in the D.C. area.

Junior attack Emily Doyle (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) and senior midfielder Hayley Ross (Annapolis, Md.) scored three goals each to lead the charge to an even 2-2 record for the Spiders. Doyle also recorded three assists in the contest for a game-high six points.

“Today was a great step forward for us,” said head coach Allison Evans.

“The team executed our game plan today. Defense set the tone and never let up for 60 minutes. I was impressed with the way our attacking unit found the back of the net and we connected on our passes through the midfield.”

Doyle scored the first goal of the game, a little more than four minutes in, and sophomore midfielder Emily Newman (New Albany, Ohio) scored just two minutes later for a 2-0 Richmond lead. Junior midfielder Anna Jeszeck (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) assisted on the Newman goal, one of her two assists in the game.

The Eagles (1-3) scored under a minute later before the Spiders put the next four goals in the back of the net and a 6-1 lead. American scored with 52 seconds remaining in the half to cut the lead to 6-2 at the break. Ross scored twice in the goal-scoring run, including one on a free position shot with 7:37 remaining in the half.

Richmond outshot the Eagles 15-7 in the opening period and won six of the nine draw controls in the first frame.

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