PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champion Richmond defeated fourth-seeded La Salle 4-0 Friday to advance to its eighth A-10 title game in 11 seasons in the league.
The Spiders (14-6) will play Saturday at 2 p.m. against the winner of today's second semifinal, No. 3 seed Temple.
All four of Richmond's goals came in the second half, although the Spiders kept play in La Salle's end of the field throughout the day.
"It's a brand new season for everyone and everyone wants to get to that final game," said Richmond head coach Gina Lucido. "We saw a great effort from La Salle and had to have faith that if we kept attacking the goals would come."
The Spiders out-shot La Salle 18-1 on the game and outscored them 8-1 in two games this week. Richmond had defeated the Explorers 4-1 on Sunday to clinch the Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championship.
Richmond sophomore goalkeeper Anna Zarkoski made one save to get the shutout.