March 30, 2014

Richmond Powers Past Longwood at Home, 15-3

from Press Release

The Richmond Spiders put together an 8-0 run throughout most of the opening half and powered to a 15-3 win over visiting Longwood at Robins Stadium in women's lacrosse action. The Spiders improve to 5-4 overall and 3-1 in home games this season. Longwood slips to a 3-7 record.

It was the largest margin of victory since a 20-8 win over American at home on Feb. 27 of last year. The three goals allowed were the fewest since a 16-3 home win over Mount St. Mary's back on March 11, 2007. Longwood scored 22 goals in a Friday home win over Kennesaw State, the second time the Lancers put up 20 or more goals in a game this season.

Junior Anna Jeszeck (Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.) scored the game's first goal, just a minute and seven seconds in before a Longwood answer a minute later before the Spiders reeled off eight goals in a row in the opening half.

Six different Spiders scored goals in the run, with junior Bailey Zerr (Denver. Colo.) and sophomore Charlett Stevenson (Darien, Conn.) putting in a pair in that stretch.

A Longwood goal with 2:59 in the opening half was answered at the two-minute mark by Stevenson for her second hat trick of the season and a 10-2 halftime edge.

Freshman Emily Castle (Annapolis, Md.) scored her first goal of the game just 48 seconds into the second half and junior Emily Doyle (Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.) followed with a goal at the 22:11 mark for the ten-goal lead.

A goal from each team midway in the second half was disallowed due to illegal sticks because of all of the rain that fell throughout the game.

The first goal of the season from senior Allie Ware (Alpharetta, Ga.) came with 8:56 in regulation.

Jeszeck scored the final goal of the game with 40 seconds remaining for her second hat trick of the season.

Richmond's goalies each played a half, with starter Emily Boyce (Middletown, Md.) getting the victory and a 5-4 record. She and Michaela Aymong (Northport, N.Y.) faced three shots per half. Aymong had two saves.

Stevenson took over the team lead, now with 16 goals. Doyle leads the team with 18 assists. THe Spiders improve to 4-0 when scoring 10 or more goals this season.

The Spiders begin their Atlantic 10 Conference schedule starting with a pair of games next weekend. Friday, Richmond travels to Saint Joseph's for the 4 p.m. league opener. Sunday, the Spiders open the home conference schedule against La Salle at 1 p.m.

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