Richmond Wins A-10 Field Hockey Championship in Overtime Thriller
RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond’s Rebecca Barry scored just over six minutes into overtime to propel the Spiders to a 1-0 victory over UMass in the finals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Conference Field Hockey Championship.
Barry’s goal gives Richmond it’s eighth A-10 title and earns UR the A-10’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The field hockey selection show is scheduled for Sunday at 10:00 p.m. on NCAA.com.
Richmond goalkeeper Kelley Wentling was named the Championship’s Most Outstanding Player after recording a pair of shutouts. Wettling made three stops on Saturday, including a key save on UMass’ Izzie Delario just before Barry’s goal.
When Richmond gained possession following the stop on Delario, the Spiders moved the ball up field where Sam Ostoich played the ball into the circle where Barry gained possession and used a reverse chip shot to score the goal.
Wentling, Ostoich and Barry were joined on the all-championship team by teammates Amy Cooke and Megan Miller.
Richmond outshot UMass 10-4 on the day and held a 7-4 edge in penalty corners.
2014 A-10 All Championship Team
Kelley Wentling, Richmond (MOP)
Sam Ostoich, Richmond
Rebecca Barry, Richmond
Amy Cooke, Richmond
Brooke Sabia, UMass
Allie Sabia, UMass
Sam Carlino UMass,
Lauren Allymohamed UMass
Melanie Kreuschm, UMass
Elaina White, Lock Haven