BERKELEY, Calif. - Fulfilling a dream of returning to her home state to play a collegiate field hockey game, Richmond senior Katelin Peterson scored two goals to lead the Spiders to a 2-0 win over No. 11 ranked California in an NCAA Play-In Game Tuesday.
Richmond is making its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and will play former Spider coach Ange Bradley and Syracuse on Saturday at Maryland at 11:30 a.m.
The Escondido, Calif. native, who ranks for on Richmond's career list for points, goals and assists, tallied her 15th goal of the season and 47th career goal just 12:09 into the game on an assist from Jackie Gyger.
Peterson added an insurance goal with 23:20 remaining on an assist from Christina Amorose.
Peterson has 121 career points, 47 career goals and 27 career assists.
Richmond goalkeeper Anna Zarkoski made five saves as she posted her third-straight shutout, her fifth in the last six games and seventh in the last 10.It was the first time this season that the No. 11 ranked Golden Bears were shutout.