DAVIDSON, N.C. - Freshman Taylor Deitrick scored two goals and freshman Kerri McDonald had a goal and assist as the No. 25 ranked Richmond field hockey team blanked Davidson 4-0 in the rain on Sunday.
The Spiders out-shot Davidson 22-4, but the game was scoreless until the opening minutes of the second half when Richmond broke it wide open with three goals in nine minutes against the Wildcats (2-4).
"The Spiders were in need of a game where we demonstrated our ability to take care of all the little details and show our strength to pull away from our opponent." Richmond head coach Gina Lucido said.
Deitrick scored the first two, both on assists by sophomore Rebecca Barry. Deitrick has scored three goals in the last two games and has a team-high five goals on the season.
"Taylor Deitrick made her mark this weekend as a relentless competitor and constant threat in the circle," Lucido said.
McDonald scored her third goal of her career and dished out her first career assist to give her seven points on the season.
Junior Chelsea Davies scorer her fourth goal of the season to sit in a tie with Barry for the team lead in points (12).
Richmond sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Wentling made one save to notch her second-career shutout.
"Kelley Wentling has been a consistent presence in the cage as our defense held off Davidson's corner execution and competitive spirit until the final whistle," Lucido said. "There is much hard work ahead, but I am confident that our character and unity will enable us to mature before A-10 play.
Richmond improved to 4-3 with all three losses having come to ranked teams. The Spiders return to action on Saturday at 1 p.m. hosting Longwood.