The University of Richmond women's soccer team battled through the rain on Thursday evening, but was unable to come away with a win, falling to Duquesne, 1-0, in both teams' Atlantic 10 opener.
Notes, quotes and anecdotes from this past Spider sports weekend on campus, plus Coach Tracy Woodson on Vin Scully.
Riefner and PK-35 Vantaa recently defeated HJK, 2-1, to win the Naisten Liiga title
Despite added pressure in the second half and a textbook penalty kick goal by senior Meaghan Carrigan, the University of Richmond women's soccer team fell to No. 4 West Virginia, 4-1, on Friday night at Robins Stadium.
The Spiders scored three times in a span of nine minutes in the second half to take a commanding 4-0 win over host American on Tuesday afternoon.
RichmondSpiders.com caught up with 2016 graduate and former Spider women's soccer player Ashley Riefner, who is wrapping up her first season playing professionally in Finland for PK-35 Vaanta.
Senior captain Meaghan Carrigan scored twice for the University of Richmond women's soccer team, but the Spiders were unable to come out with the win, tying host Elon, 3-3, on Sunday afternoon.
Despite offensive outbursts and strong play in the backfield, the University of Richmond women's soccer team was unable to take down No. 3 Virginia, falling 5-0 on Thursday night.
It was a successful weekend for the University of Richmond women's soccer team, as the Spiders rounded out the VCU Invitational with three goals by three different players in a 3-1 win over Sacred Heart.
Freshman Alyssa Walker received a corner kick from sophomore Bailey Cristian just 54 seconds into the first sudden-victory overtime period and headed the ball past the goalkeeper to give Richmond a 3-2 win on Friday night at Sports Backers Stadium.
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Today's Spider InSight features soccer standout Lexi Prillaman and focuses on Spider Football's season opener at UVa.