#16 Field Hockey Falls At Home To Richmond, 1-0
Oct. 23, 2009
AMHERST, Mass. - Catelin Peterson scored in the 53rd minute, and that was all the scoring the game would see her Richmond squad defeated the No. 16 UMass field hockey team, 1-0, on Friday afternoon at Garber Field. The loss, the Minutewomen's fourth in a row, drops them to 9-7 overall and 0-3 in Atlantic 10 play. Richmond, who had lost its last three meetings to UMass, improves to 10-7 overall and 4-0 in the A-10.
The Spiders outshot the Minutewomen, 10-5, and drew six penalty corners to UMass' two. Elizabeth Karns led UMass with two shots, while Peterson led the way for Richmond with three.
Peterson's goal came just over a minute after UMass had one of its best scoring opportunities of the game. After winning a penalty corner, Jaime Bourazeris' drive from the left side of the circle whistled just wide to the right, keeping the game scoreless.
After the ball was put back in play, Peterson took a long pass down the left sideline, beat her defender in the circle and was able to slide a shot in for her 11th goal of the season.
Katie Kelly was assessed a yellow card with 10:40 remaining in the game and the officials ruled it a 10-minute penalty, meaning the Minutewomen would be down a player until there were just 40 seconds left.
Following a timeout with 9:04 left, Justine Sowry elected to pull her goalie and insert Callie Sweigart as a kicking back to get an extra attacker on the field. The Minutewomen were able to control the ball for much of the duration of the game, but were unable to penetrate the Spiders' circle defense.
Alesha Widdall finished with five saves in her 60:56 in goal. Jacki Raithel made one stop for Richmond.
UMass returns to action on Sunday when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Billikens in an Atlantic 10 game at 2 p.m. ET.