2022 Schedule Preview: Richmond Spiders

(Photo Courtesy of Richmond Athletics)

The Richmond Spiders are the 30th DI team and fourth from the SoCon to release their 2022 men’s lacrosse schedule. The Spiders are coming off a 2021 campaign in which they went 7-6 overall (5-1 SoCon). Their season fell to High Point, 11-8, in the SoCon title game.

Spiders’ 2022 Schedule:

DateHomeAwayNotes
1/21RichmondDelawareScrimmage
1/29LoyolaRichmondScrimmage
2/11North CarolinaRichmond
2/19RichmondMarist
2/26TowsonRichmond
3/1RichmondSt. Bonaventure
3/5DukeRichmond
3/12RichmondGeorgetown
3/20RichmondUMBC
3/26HamptonRichmondSoCon
4/2RichmondVirginia
4/9JacksonvilleRichmondSoCon
4/16RichmondMercerSoCon
4/23High PointRichmondSoCon
4/30RichmondVMISoCon

New Opponents

Georgetown, Hampton, Marist, UMBC, St. Bonaventure

Team’s Dropped

N/A

Key Games

2/19 vs Marist: The Spiders and Red Foxes have met twice before, last doing so in 2020. That contest yielded a 13-11 victory for Richmond in a game in which things were tied up at 8 to start the fourth quarter before a game-ending 5-3 run by the Spiders. With both expected to be top teams in their respective conferences, expect another exciting one between these two.

2/26 @ Towson: Richmond and Towson met for the first time ever last season. Richmond won the contest 11-10 in comeback fashion after trailing 9-5 late in the third quarter. This should be another matchup between two highly-regarded, and possibly ranked, mid-majors with NCAA Tournament potential.

4/2 vs Virginia: In seven meetings the Richmond Spiders have never beaten in-state foe and national power Virginia. However, there have been close meetings between these two with Virginia skimming by, 14-13, in the first-ever meeting between these two in 2014 and 8-7 in their 2017 contest. With Virginia coming off two consecutive national titles, a win here would be huge for the Spiders.

4/23 @ High Point: The most highly-anticipated game of the SoCon season will come during the second to last weekend of the regular season when Richmond travels to High Point for a rematch of the last two SoCon title games. Richmond won the regular season meeting between these two last season, 17-10, in a game that felt over early on. However, the Panthers got revenge and denied the Spiders their coveted SoCon three-peat, winning 11-8 in the conference title game. This one should be exciting and is one to circle for sure.

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