RICHMOND — Richmond women’s lacrosse looks to start a winning streak when the Spiders travel to Farmville, Virginia, and an afternoon date with Longwood. The opening draw is scheduled for 4 p.m.
The Spiders played a defensive battle in the cold last Saturday morning, coming out on top in a 5-4 home game against American. Richmond is 1-2 on the season, after starting the year dropping a pair of games against teams ranked in the Top 10 in the country.
A Spider has scored a pair of goals in all three games to start the season. Junior Brooke Wilson (Ijamsville, Maryland) put home a pair of goals in the American win. Senior Emily Doyle (Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey) dished out the assist on Wilson’s first goal, giving the four-year player 75 for her career, in fourth place alone in program history. Doyle leads the team with four goals and three assists so far this season.
Senior goalie Emily Boyce (Middletown, Maryland) made four saves in the AU win, including one with 24 seconds remaining to avoid a game-tying goal. Boyce has 26 saves in three games in front of the cage this season.
Longwood has come up empty in all three games this season, which includes one home contest. The Lancers have averaged a little more than five goals per game. Sarah Butler leads Longwood with five goals and three assists this season. Three different Lancers have played in goal this season, with Christian Acker playing the most minutes so far this season. She is the goalie of record for the three losses. She has 28 saves so far this year.
The Spiders defeated the Lancers 15-3 last season at the end of March at Robins Stadium. It was the fewest goals UR allowed in a game last season. Four players recorded multi-goal games, with Anna Jeszeck (Cortlandt Manor, New York) and Charlett Stevenson (Darien, Connecticut) leading with three each.
The Spiders play twice this week against in-state opponents, heading to Liberty on Saturday at 1 p.m.