Field Hockey Drops to No. 22 Richmond
Oct. 7, 2012
RICHMOND, Va. - Villanova (6-8) fell to No. 22 ranked Richmond (8-4) in a non-conference battle 3-0 Sunday afternoon. Despite the loss, the Wildcats still own the all-time record against the Spiders 10-3-1. Richmond is the fourth ranked team the 'Cats have faced this season.
The Spiders gained control of the scoreboard early and went up 1-0 in the 15th minute of the contest when Amy Cooke fed Rebecca Barry a pass across the circle for a score past goaltender Alex Diekmann.
Barry's score would be the sole goal of the half as the Wildcats' defense held down the Spiders to three corner play opportunities and four shots.
Villanova faced a tough Spiders' defensive end in the second half and were limited to only one shot on goal from rookie Kayla Kenney. Kerri McDonald and Christina Ambrose would add two more goals on the game to give Richmond the 3-0 victory over the Wildcats when the clock ran out.
Alex Diekmann ended the game with a single save and Richmond goaltender Anna Zarkoski would finish with three.
Richmond outshot the Wildcats 11-3 and had the 8-3 advantage on corner play chances.
Villanova's schedule brings them back home next Saturday, October 13 at 1 PM against conference-rivals Providence.