The Dukes responded to every Spider goal in the first half, which, combined with the Spiders’ foul trouble, led to Richmond losing its third conference game.
Richmond’s women’s lacrosse team is now 2-3 in the Atlantic 10 and has a record of 5-10 overall after its win over St. Bonaventure University this past Sunday.
The Spiders silenced the Colonials in a second-half comeback during an important conference game, breaking their pattern of hitting a lull in the third quarter.
The Spiders played a close game against Pittsburgh Saturday, the score being tied four times throughout the game. Sophomore Nate Volpert led the team with four goals.
The men’s lacrosse team traveled west during Spring Break, facing Arizona State, Chapman, San Diego and Sonoma State. The team will play Pittsburgh Saturday.
Tuesday, the Spiders beat Old Dominion University 23-7, one goal shy of matching the school record for most points scored in a game. Ten players scored goals.
Despite an early lead and a late surge, Richmond men’s lacrosse fell, 8-6, to Virginia Tech at home on Saturday for its first loss of the season.
Richmond women’s lacrosse team won its first game of the season 20-8 over American. Caitlin Fifield and Sam Stevenson each had five goals for the Spiders.
Despite getting in late from its road win over WVU on Saturday, Richmond men’s lacrosse still managed to handily defeat ECU, 23-4, at home on Sunday.
Richmond took a 7-6 lead into the half, but University of Virginia scored seven unanswered goals in the second half to hand Richmond its fourth straight loss.