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Egizi, Gianforte Lead Spiders Past Davidson, 16-8
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 04/13/2017
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Nothing can keep the University of Richmond women’s lacrosse team down.

The Spiders rebounded from last week’s loss quickly, taking control in the first half of Thursday night’s game and holding off a threatening Davidson offense on their way to a 16-8 Atlantic 10 win.

“This was another opportunity for us to improve,” head coach Allison Kwolek said after the game. “I thought Davidson challenged us all over the field.”

Junior Kim Egizi led the way for Richmond with a seven-point game on three goals and four assists. The co-captain also picked up a game-high four ground balls, tied the game-high with three draw control wins and caused a turnover without giving the ball away once.

In goal, freshman Megan Gianforte posted another dominating performance, making 12 saves and holding the Wildcats to just 1-8 from the 8-meter mark. She also picked up two ground balls and caused a turnover on the day.

“Megan made some great stops for us on defense, and Kim was a force in our transition game and on offense,” Kwolek added.

Marissa Brown continued to dominate on the offensive end, scoring twice and assisting on two other goals for four points, while Natalia Chaney finished the game with a hat trick.

Kathleen Berkery dished out a career-high four assists on the day, while Sam Geiersbach scored once for her 40th goal of the season and logged two assists. Katie Trainer and Aly Fries each scored twice, while Hope D’Orsi and Melissa Teel also scored.

Richmond is now 9-4 for the first time since 2014, and has matched its win total from last season with four regular-season games remaining.

The Spiders return to action on Sunday, April 16, when they travel to face George Mason in a pivotal conference matchup. First draw in Fairfax is set for 12 p.m.

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