Friday Recap: Defense Steers Richmond Past Towson

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Six times Richmond found themselves in a man-down situation on Friday night. All six of those instances ended with the Spiders being able to kill the penalty, keeping Towson off the board in such situations. That man-down success from the Spiders is just one piece of what was an incredible defensive performance in their 10-7 home victory over the visiting Towson Tigers.

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2023 Schedule Breakdown: Richmond Spiders

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The Richmond are the 72nd DI program in the 2023 schedule breakdown series. The Spiders are coming off a 2022 campaign in which they went 11-5 overall, 4-1 in the SoCon, won the SoCon, and saw their season end with a loss to Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. 2023 will be Richmond’s first season in the Atlantic 10.

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College Lacrosse’s Top 10 Defenses of 2022

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In the shot clock era, offenses rules. But it is still defense that wins championships.

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Breakout Players From 2022: Specialists

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The 2022 college lacrosse season is in the books. And just like always, there were freshmen who stood out amongst the rest and shined during their first season of college lacrosse.

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Transfers: Richmond’s Griffin Kology Headed to Virginia

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A native of Chatham, N.J., defenseman Griffin Kology will still be playing his college lacrosse in Old Dominion but will be heading an hour more west in Charlottesville as he will suit up for the Virginia Cavaliers next season; following in the footsteps of his older brother, Kyle, who won two national titles with the Cavaliers in 2019 and 2021.

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NCAA First Round: Ben Smith’s Late-Game Heroics Push Penn Past Richmond in Overtime

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The Penn Quakers will live to see another day as, in typical Penn fashion, they defeated the Richmond Spiders 11-10 in overtime to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

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SoCon Championship: Richmond Tops Jacksonville to Earn Fourth Conference Title

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For the second time in three days, Lance Madonna proved to have ice in his veins. After scoring the game-wining goal in Thursday’s conference semifinals victory over High Point, Madonna put home a buzzer-beater in the final seconds of the third quarter to knot things all up, 7-7.

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SoCon Semifinals: Jacksonville Blows Past VMI, Richmond Edges High Point

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The Jacksonville Dolphins continued their impressive season on Thursday as they blew past VMI 13-5 to advance to their first SoCon title game since 2018.

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