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Kimberly Sportak scored with time expired Friday.
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
No. 17 Spiders Host Temple In 1st Place Showdown
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:10/19/2012
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Freshman Kimberly Sportack scored on a penalty corner with time expired as No. 17 Richmond won its seventh-straight game, a 1-0 win over Saint Joseph's 1-0 Friday.

Despite out-shooting the Hawks 21-3, the game was scoreless when the Spiders were awarded a penalty corner with under a minute remaining. Time expired before the Spiders' inserted the corner, but under field hockey rules a corner awarded before time expires is allowed to be completed.

Junior Jessica Hollis took a shot that was deflected by sophomore Rebecca Barry and Sportak was there for the rebound, scoring her first-career goal and giving the Spiders their seventh win in as many games at home.

For the second-straight game, the Spiders dominated the game, but scored just one goal. Richmond's defense rarely allowed Saint Joseph's into its end of the field. Richmond goalkeeper Anna Zarkoski made one save for her fifth shutout in the last six games and the 14th of her career.

The 17th-ranked Spiders (12-4, 4-0 Atlantic 10) host Temple on Sunday for Senior Day at 1 p.m.

 

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