Oct. 17, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. - In a battle of two undefeated Atlantic 10 teams, No. 23 ranked Charlotte scored 3:17 into the first overtime to defeat Richmond 1-0 Sunday at Ukrop Park.
On a corner kick, Andres Cuero found the back of the net off the rebound of Richmond keeper Brock Tomlinson's 12th save of the afternoon.
Tomlinson and the Spiders had gone 245 minutes without allowing a goal, going back to the first half of the conference opener with George Washington last weekend. Richmond blanked Saint Louis on Friday night 1-0.
Tomlinson's 12 saves were the most since his first collegiate game in 2008, when he made 13 saves against Seton Hall.
The Spiders continue to play the top teams in the Atlantic 10 tough during head coach Clint Peay's two years at Richmond. Last year Richmond played then No. 15 ranked Charlotte to a double-overtime tie.
The Spiders are still in good shape in the Atlantic 10 standings, at 2-1-0 in conference play, sitting with six points. Six games remain on the schedule before the 2010 Atlantic 10 Championship, to be played Nov. 11-14 at Charlotte. The top six teams in the league advance to the tournament.
Richmond plays its final two home games of the season next weekend, hosting La Salle on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Fordham on Sunday at 10 a.m.