Richmond Tops In-State Rival William & Mary

RICHMOND -- Richmond won its second home game of the season and took out William & Mary 13-7 Friday night while raising funds for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation at Robins Stadium. The Spiders had their FOJ adoptee, Katie Schools, on hand to celebrate the day and the win. Schools has been battling a brain tumor since the age of two and she and her family were paired with the women's lacrosse team as part of the Friends of Jaclyn program.

“Everyone contributed to the win tonight, from our players on the sidelines to those on the field,” said Spiders head coach Allison Evans. “We responded well after letting in some early goals. The defense really came together as a unit and our offense connected well with each other to find the back of the net.”

In the game, the Spiders and Tribe (1-8) played tough for the first ten minutes, with the lead changing hands five times in the first 13 minutes before Richmond scored the last six goals of the first half after trailing 4-3.

Freshman Emily Castle (Annapolis, Md.) scored the first two goals for Richmond to give the Spiders a 2-1 lead just over six minutes in. After a pair of Tribe goals, junior Bailey Zerr (Denver, Colo.) tied the game at three at the 19:40 mark.

Less than a minute later, the Tribe took a one-goal lead before the Richmond flourish to finish the half. Sophomore Brooke Wilson (Ijamsville, Md.) tied the game back at four with a free position goal at 17:23 and junior Emily Doyle (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) and sophomore Charlett Stevenson (Darien, Conn.) scored a pair of goals each to push the lead to four. Stevenson then surpassed her previous career high with her third goal of the game with 1:03 remaining in the opening half for the 9-4 lead at the break.

Stevenson added a fourth goal in the final 90 seconds of the game. Doyle also added two second-half goals to push her total to a new career-high of four. In addition, Zerr tallied a second goal in the game in the second half. Richmond held William & Mary scoreless in the final 16:30 of the game.

The goalie win went to Emily Boyce (Middletown, Md.), as she recorded six saves, matching the team record with her own 4-3 goaltending mark.

Tribe goalie Meredith Crizer dropped to 0-4 in the loss.

“It was great to celebrate the win with Katie Schools on FOJ day,” noted Evans. “She does so much for us and we are thankful for her relentless cheering on the sideline.” The Spiders will travel to James Madison for a Wednesday game, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Notes: Richmond is 3-0 when scoring 10 or more goals in a game this season... Doyle took over the team lead with 13 goals... She and Stevenson joined Ross as the three players on the roster with 10 or more goals this season... Doyle added two assists to push her team-leading total to 11 helpers this season.

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RICHMOND, Va. (March 21, 2014) - Playing for the third time in seven days, the William and Mary lacrosse team fell at in-state rival Richmond, 13-7, on Friday evening.

The Tribe (1-7) owned a 4-3 lead midway through the first half, but UR (4-3) outscored W&M, 10-3, the rest of the way en route to earning the victory.

Senior Taelor Salmon led the College with three points (2g, 1a), while junior Alexi Farmakis provided a goal and an assist. Junior Ellen Shaffrey also posted an impressive performance and totaled a game-high six draw controls, two caused turnovers and a goal.

The match-up was closely contested early, as the teams were tied on four occasions during the opening 11:02. W&M got on the scoreboard first with a goal by Salmon less than two minutes into play.

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