2020 Schedule Preview: Richmond Spiders

(Photo Courtesy of Richmond Athletics)

The Richmond Spiders are the 55th DI program to announce their 2020 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Spiders come into 2020 following a 2019 campaign in which they went 10-7 overall and 5-2 in the SoCon. Richmond defeated High Point to claim their second consecutive SoCon championship and lost to Duke in first round of the NCAA tournament. 

Schedule

Date Home Away Notes
1/25 Johns Hopkins Marquette/Richmond Scrimmages
2/1 Richmond Loyola Scrimmage
2/8 Richmond Maryland
2/14 Richmond Marist
2/18 Richmond Navy
2/23 Notre Dame Richmond
2/29 Duke Richmond
3/3 Mount St. Mary’s Richmond
3/7 VMI Richmond SoCon
3/14 Richmond Bellarmine SoCon
3/21 Richmond High Point SoCon
3/28 Virginia Richmond
4/4 Mercer Richmond SoCon
4/11 Richmond Jacksonville SoCon
4/18 Furman Richmond SoCon
4/25 Richmond Air Force SoCon

Key Games

2/23 @ Notre Dame

Last season, the Richmond defeated Notre Dame at home. Playing the Irish in South Bend this season, the Spiders will be looking to get their second consecutive win over the Irish. In 2019, Notre Dame made a late game push, but couldn’t complete the comeback. The 2020 version of this meeting should be an exciting one, as well. 

2/29 @ Duke

The Spiders and Blue Devils faced each other twice last season, and Duke on each meeting. But Richmond gave them a run for their money each time. In the regular season, Duke won 11-7 and in the NCAA tournament they won 12-11, evading a late game run from Richmond. 

3/21 vs High Point

Richmond defeated High Point in the SoCon championship game last season to secure their second consecutive NCAA tournament berth. Again, the Spiders and Panthers will likely be two of the top teams in the conference, so this matchup could be very crucial for the Spiders. Last season, High Point beat Richmond 15-14 in the regular season meeting while Richmond got payback in the SoCon championship game, defeating the Panthers 15-7.

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