Bonnies Battle But Fall to Richmond in Season Finale

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure played one of the A-10's best fairly close but could not overcome its lack of depth and fell 19-8 to Richmond on Sunday at McGraw-Jennings Field, ending its season 0-14.

After Gabrielle Bradley scored at the 19:41 mark of the first half St. Bonaventure pulled within 3-2, but Richmond then scored four unanswered goals to go ahead 7-2. It was a 12-4 game at halftime.

After a score by Charlett Stevenson made it 13-4, the Bonnies got three straight goals to pull within 13-7. Mikayla Place, LeighAnn Stauffer and Mary Maestri had the Bonnies' goals. The Spiders, however, ended the threat by scoring the next three goals to put the game out of reach.

Senior Lily Timlin, playing in the last game of her career, led St. Bonaventure with three goals. Taylor Fallon and Gabrielle Bradley also scored for the Bonnies. Bonnies senior goalie Sara Schlagenhauf made five saves.

The teams were even in draw controls at 14, while Richmond had a 28-18 edge in shots. St. Bonaventure had 23 ground balls to Richmond's 25.

Emily Doyle, Brooke Wilson and Stevenson each scored four goals for Richmond, whose only losses in the A-10 this season were by one goal to No. 11 UMass and at Duquesne on Friday.

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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Richmond finished in a three-way tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 Conference on the final day of the regular season with a 19-8 road win at St. Bonaventure Sunday. The victory puts Richmond's regular-season record at 10-6, with a 5-2 mark in the league. St. Bonaventure ends the season at 0-14, 0-7 in the A-10.

Junior Emily Doyle (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) and sophomores Brooke Wilson (Ijamsville, Md.) and Charlett Stevenson (Darien, Conn.) all scored four goals each to lead the charge. Four goals was a new career high for Wilson, but tied career highs for Stevenson and Doyle.

“This is our longest travel weekend of the year, so I am glad we capped it off with a win,” said Spiders head coach Allison Evans.

“We had some nice contributions from our underclassmen today and it was great to see them come into the game and keep the intensity up.”

Stevenson scored just 45 seconds into the game on an assist from Doyle, her 30th of the season. Doyle then found the back of the net 40 seconds later and the lead was 2-0 less than two minutes into the game.

After the Bonnies scored on a free position shot, freshman Emily Castle (Annapolis, Md.) scored twice before Wilson got into the act. The Spiders scored five straight goals in a four-minute stretch and led 12-4 at the half, with 14 shots and winning 11 of the 16 first-half draws in the game.

The second half was more of the same, with Stevenson scoring the first goal of the second half on a free position shot less than two minutes into the period. The teams traded three-goal runs and the Spiders scored three more times in the game's final two minutes, including the first goals of the season from sophomore Catherine McTiernan (Garden City, N.Y.) and freshman Melissa Teel (Milton, Ga.)

Junior goalie Emily Boyce (Middletown, Md.) did not record a save in her 30 minutes played for the win (9-6). Sophomore Michaela Aymong (Northport, N.Y.) made four saves playing the second half.

Doyle finished with two assists, giving her 31 for the season, tying her career-high total from the 2012 season. She needs just five more to tie the all-time single-season school record, set by Mandy Friend in 2008. Her 70 career assists are fifth-most for a career by a Spider, four behind fourth place and Polly Purcell (2002-04).

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2014-04-27



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