PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Richmond fell at Duquesne, 12-7, Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Spiders had their five-game win streak snapped as they fell to 9-7, 5-2 overall. Richmond secured the No. 3 seed in next week's A-10 Tournament to be held at Robins Stadium. UMass clinched the No. 1 seed, Duquesne the No. 2 spot and GW will be the No. 4 seed.
Richmond held a 5-3 advantage going into halftime, after rattling five in a row to start the game, after the Dukes had scored the game's first goal. The Dukes came out firing on all cylinders in the last frame, outscoring Richmond 9-2, buoyed by a eight-consecutive goal run in the second half. Duquesne scored 10 total goals unanswered, including two consecutive scores to end the first frame.
The seven goals scored was Richmond's lowest goal total since a 17-6 loss against No. 5 North Carolina Feb. 19.
The third-seeded Spiders will face No. 2 Duquesne at 1 p.m. in the semifinal game of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Lacrosse Championship Tournament at Robins Stadium.