March 9, 2011

Richmond Cruises Past In-State Rival ODU

from press release

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Spiders cruised past Commonwealth rival Old Dominion, 12-8, Wednesday afternoon at Robins Stadium. Danielle Schaevitz and Sam Stevenson each had a hat trick for Richmond.

The score went back and forth for the game's first 10 minutes of play before Richmond scored five unnaswered to close the half to lead 9-4. The Spiders' first tally in the scoring spree was a Stevenson goal from Caitlin Fifield. Julianne Nicola then scored from a Mary Flowers pass. Schaevitz lasered a shot into goal on a free position and Flowers scored the half's last two goals to put her Spiders up a comfortable five goals by the break.

ODU scored the last frame's first two tallies to cut the deficit 9-6, but Richmond scored three in a row to put the game out of reach. Kara Moschetti had two of these goals, while Stevenson added another.

Richmond out shot the Monarchs, 29-20 and recorded a game-best 37 ground balls.

Six different Spiders scored, with Schaevitz and Stevenson leading the Spiders with a hat trick apiece. Five Spiders had assists, with Flowers dishing a team-high two.

Richmond returns to action at No. 10 JMU Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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