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Richmond men’s lacrosse will face Air Force in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Spiders beat High Point 8-7 in the Atlantic Sun championship.
UR team dropped its fifth game of the season to Holy Cross, 11-9, after Holy Cross scored three goals in the fourth quarter at Robins Stadium Tuesday.
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.
Twenty-nine varsity roster spots remain unaccounted for after the men’s soccer and men’s indoor and outdoor track teams were replaced with men’s lacrosse.
In its final season at the club varsity level, UR men’s lacrosse routed Kentucky, 26-2, in its home opener. It was also the first game under its new coach.
Richmond AD Keith Gill announced that men’s lacrosse, which will officially be a D-I team next spring, will play as a member of the Atlantic Sun conference.
Bobby Ukrop will present the UR Board of Trustees with an argument in favor of reinstating the men’s soccer and track teams at Friday’s board meeting.
Dan Chemotti, assistant coach of 2012 D-I National Champs Loyola Maryland, was named head coach of Richmond men’s lacrosse team, which becomes D-I next year.