(Photo: Richmond Athletics)
In a Friday night contest, the Richmond Spiders were able to take down the Marist red Foxes. Richmond used a big fourth-quarter run to get ahead late and help them secure the 13-11 victory.
Ryan Dunn put Richmond on the board first about three minutes into the first. Jamison Embury followed just minutes later to get the offense going for Marist. The Spiders and Red Foxes each went on a two-goal run to end the first with things all tied up at 3.
The back-and-forth nature of the game continued as both teams continued to answer each other through the second period, making it a 6-6 game at the half. Much of the same was seen in the third as the score remained all tied up at 8 heading into the fourth quarter.
Richmond shot out of a rocket to start the fourth, going on a four-goal run in the first five minutes of the quarter to get ahead 12-8. That Spiders’ run included two goals from Richie Connell. A Jake Weinmann goal was able to stop the bleeding for the Red Foxes, but Richmond quickly answered. While the Red Foxes were able to close out the game on a two-goal run, it wouldn’t be enough to complete the comeback as the Richmond defense was able to limit their opportunities.
Ryan Lanchbury led Richmond with six points (2G/4A) whole Richie Connell also had five points (4G/1A). Mitch Savoca tallied four points (3G/1A) for the Spiders, as well. Marist was led by Jake Weinman with four goals and Jamison Embury with four points (2G/2A). Jo Jo Pirreca also scored two goals for the Red Foxes, as well.
Jack Rusbuldt made 13 saves for Richmond and Jake MacGregor made wight saves for Marist. At the faceoff dot, Peyton Smith went 15-for-28 for Marist. Andrew Hamilton took the majority of faceoffs for Richmond, going 7-for-14 at the dot.