Richmond Advances to A-10 Field Hockey Finals with 5-0 Win Over SFU
RICHMOND, Va. – Rebecca Barry registered a goal and added an assist to lead second-seeded Richmond to a 5-0 victory over third-seeded Saint Francis in the semifinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Field Hockey Championship.
The host Spiders advance to Saturday’s final where it will face the winner of top-seeded UMass and fourth-seeded Lock Haven at 2:00 p.m.
The reigning A-10 Offensive Player of the Year, Barry was one of five different Spiders to score a goal as Richmond improved its record to 11-9 overall. SFU caps its season at 14-3.
Barry got the only goal UR would need when she converted a penalty stroke at the 22:16 mark of the first-half.
Richmond doubled its lead just over eight minutes later when Allison Haas and Amy Cooke set up Megan Miller for a goal off a penalty corner to make it 2-0.
The score would remain that way until the 43:48 mark when Kimberly Sportack collected a rebound of her own shot and scored to make it 3-0.
A Blair Kline score with 14 minutes to play made the score 4-0 and put the game out of reach.
UR outshot SFU 14-2 and held a 3-1 advantage in penalty corners.
Samantha Zeiders made five saves for Saint Francis, while Kelley Wentling turned made one save on the day for UR.