UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND (Oct.5, 2012) - The Spiders fell to the La Salle Explorers 2-1 despite rally late in the second half in the A-10 home opener on Friday night at Robins Stadium.
"I thought we showed a lot of grit in the second half," said Head Coach Peter Albright. "La Salle is a very hard team and there was a period of fifteen to twenty minutes in the first half we didn't match it."
La Salle struck first on midfielder Courtney Niemec's header from midfielder Maryam Huseini in the 28th minute of play. La Salle's Leigh Gray struck four minutes later on an assist from Maryam Huseini and Gabriella Carbone.
Senior midfielder Kristin Lescalleet (Richmond, Va./Atlee) responded in the 77th minute of play with a 43 yard goal, putting the Spiders on the board. The score was Lescalleet's first career goal.
Senior goalkeeper Andrea Young (Trumbull, CT/ Trumbull) had eight saves in goal. Gaby Pakhitgian earned five saves in the net for the Explorers.
The Explorers outshot the Spiders 20-11 and won the corner category, 6-1.
Richmond is back in action at home against Fordham on Sunday Oct. 7. First kick is slated for 12 p.m.