Richmond Advances to #A10WLAX Semifinals with Record-Breaking QF Win
Fairfax, Va. – The third-seeded Richmond Spiders scored one minute into the match and held the lead for the remaining 59 minutes to defeat the sixth-seeded Duquesne Dukes in the second game of the Atlantic 10 Women’s Lacrosse Championship for a 20-8 victory. With the win, the Spiders advanced to the semifinals to play No. 2 George Mason on Friday at 4:00 pm.
Richmond scored five goals right off the bat and never gave up the lead, and A-10 Defensive Player of the Year Julie Ball led a defense that held the Dukes to only eight points.
First Team All-Conference member Sam Geiersbach led the way for the Spiders with four goals and five assists to tie the conference record for points (9) that Saint Joseph’s Francesca Donato also tied earlier in the day.
Mia Castagnero added six goals to tie a conference record for goals scored in a game, and eight other spiders scored at least once. The team also broke a program record for team assists in a game with 15, and a conference record for points scored in a game with 35.
Maddie Hart led Duquesne with two goals before fouling out in the second half. Sarah Kollhoff also had two goals for the Dukes.
With the loss, Duquesne falls to 9-8 overall on the season.