Field Hockey Falls To #14 Richmond, 5-1
Oct. 19, 2003
RICHMOND, Va. - Sophomore Allie Howard led the 14th-ranked University of Richmond field hockey team (13-2 overall, 4-0 Atlantic 10) with one goal and two assists as it defeated the University of Massachusetts (3-12, 1-2), 5-1, this afternoon at Crenshaw Field. Sophomore Jaime Bawden (Penticton, British Columbia) scored the only goal of the game for the Minutewomen.
Freshman Inge van Bogerijen put the Spiders on the board first with a goal at 8:16, off a penalty corner, with assists credited to junior Laura Hur and Howard. UMass tied the game up when Bawden swept a shot past Richmond goalie Michelle Swartz at 22:57 into the corner of the goal, but that would be the only goal the Minutewomen would score.
The Spiders went on to score three more times in the first half. Bogerijen recorded her second goal of the game and the game-winner at 27:38 with assists from Howard and Hur. Freshman Heather Wrublesky tallied her first goal of the season at the 28:17 mark. Senior Brittney Parrish also scored her first goal of the year off an assist from sophomore Colleen Wevodau at 30:27.
In the second half, Howard scored the final goal for the Spiders at 40:12. UMass was out-shot by an 18-5 margin and the Spiders held the edge in penalty corners, 18-3. UMass junior goalkeeper Christine Tocco (Reading, Mass.) made eight saves in the game while Swartz and Sarah Abboud combined to make four saves on the other side.
UMass, which is now 1-2 in conference play, will play two crucial A-10 contests next weekend in the City of Brotherly Love. The Minutewomen will take on West Chester on Saturday, Oct. 25, and La Salle on Sunday, Oct. 26. Both contests are scheduled to begin at Noon.