PR – Richmond Takes Two in Miami to Start Season Undefeated

8 - Published February 29, 2012 by in Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – University of Richmond Men’s Lacrosse

Event: Men’s Lacrosse
Site: University of Miami, Recreational Fields
Score: 2/24- University of Richmond 8, Miami 6; 2/25- University of Richmond 16, Central Florida 14
Record: UR (3-0, 0-0 SELC Div. I)
Next UR Games: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 7:30pm EST vs. University of Southern Virginia; Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7:30pm EST vs. Hill Academy (Canada). Both games at Robins Stadium, University of Richmond.

Spiders take two in Miami to start season 3-0!

Miami, FL (Friday 2/24, Saturday 2/25 2012) – The University of Richmond Men’s Lacrosse won both games in Miami over the weekend to open up the season with a 3-0 record.

On a hot 89 degree Friday afternoon, the Spiders opened up against the host Miami Hurricanes. The spiders came out storming, outshooting Miami 17 to 2, but the Miami goalie was as hot as the Florida sun and the UR men only had a slim 2 – 0 lead at the end of the 1st quarter. The heat and hot goalie took its toll on the spiders in the second quarter as they went into half time down 5 – 3 despite outshooting Miami by a large margin. Junior Jack Hayden (Purchase, NY / Fordham Prep) scored twice in the first half and Freshman Nate Volpert (Haverford, PA/Haverford School) added another. All three first half goals were assisted by sophomore Robby Barnhart (Chanhassen, MN/Blake).

The second half started slowly with several Spiders cramping up and still having trouble adjusting to the heat. The Spiders eventually found themselves down 6-3. This is when the UR men said enough is enough and ended the quarter with two unanswered goals to end the third down 6-5. Nate Volpert scored the fourth goal on an assist by Warren Kraft (Cold Spring Harbor, NY/Portledge School) and junior Clay Palmer (Annapolis, MD/Severn) had the final tally of the quarter on an assist by Scott O’Brien (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan).

The spiders came out storming in the fourth and dominated possession time. The Spiders would tie the game on Nate Volpert’s third goal of the day off of another assist by Kraft. Sophomore Robby Barnhart (Chanhassen, MN/Blake) scored the final two goals of the day, both assisted by Kraft to give the University of Richmond an 8-6 victory! Freshman goalie Ryan McDevitt (Newtown Square, PA/Malvern Prep) totaled 13 saves on the day. Freshman defender Brain Topper (Allentown, PA/Allentown Central Catholic) led the team with 7 ground balls.

University of Richmond 2-1-2-3/8
University of Miami       0-5-1-0/6

Scoring: Barnhart (2g, 3a), Hayden (2g), Volpert (3g), Palmer (1g), Helm (1a), O’Brien (1a)

On Saturday the Spiders faced the #19 nationally ranked University of Central Florida Knights. The UR men battled back and forth in the first period but ended the quarter down 5-3 on goals by Sophomore midfielder Doug Slaughter (Baltimore, MD / St.Pauls) unassisted; Nick Daniel (Fairfax, VA/Southern Lehigh) assisted by Slaughter; and another tally by Daniel unassisted.

The Spiders took control of the 2nd, outscoring the Knights 5 to1 to take an 8-6 lead into halftime on two goals by Palmer along with single tallies by Hayden, Kraft and freshman defensive midfielder Rob Poirier (Wausau, WI/Wausau West).

The Spiders would take over the second half, taking a commanding 15-9 lead late into the 4th quarter, before emptying the bench and ending the game with a 16-14 victory. Thirteen different spiders had points on the day including hat tricks from Palmer and Daniel. Will Harris (Weston, MA/Weston) played well in the mid field all day and tallied his first goal of the year to go along with an assist. Freshman net minder Mike Buckbinder (Princeton Junction, NJ/ Hun School) started the game with 6 saves in the first half, before giving way to McDevitt, who posted 10 second half saves. . Freshman defender Brain Topper (Allentown, PA/Allentown Central Catholic) led the team with 8 ground balls.

University of Richmond 3-5-3-5/16
University of Central FL 5-1-3-5/14

Scoring: Palmer (3g), Daniel (3g), Hayden (2g, 2a), Helm (2g), Slaughter (1g, 1a), Rigoli (1g, 2a), Kraft (1g, 1a), Harris (1g, 1a), Barnhart (1g, 1a), Poirier (1g), O’Brien (1a), Hagy (1a)

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8 Responses to PR – Richmond Takes Two in Miami to Start Season Undefeated

  1. Cam February 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    wait, they’re playing the Hill Academy? That’s a high school team with 16 year olds right?

    • laxeagle February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

      No, they are playing the Post Grad team.

      • connorwilson March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am #

        also, the Hill Academy is LEGIT!!!!!!  Some super talented 16 year olds there.  Their PG team?  Ballers.

        • James27 March 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

          the PGs are about the same age as most of the UofR roster and probably older than some of the kids

  2. quidprobro February 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    richmond got rocked in the fall by randolph-macon college in a fall scrim. 18-5…they expect to go D-1? how is that working out for michigan? richmond doesnt even have close to that much “talent” on their team

    • connorwilson March 1, 2012 at 10:22 am #

      first of all… you’re citing a fall ball scrimmage score.  Let’s not use that as a basis for knocking them.

      Also, it’s Michigan’s first year.  Give them some time and they’ll do big things.  No question about it.

      D1 is something to shoot for!  Way to be super negative though, “BRO”.

    • James27 March 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

      Richmond’s club team has only been disciplined the last two years and the majority of the players are sophomore and freshmen (1 senior). It’s hard to compare an NCAA team, where most of those who play have been playing at a a higher level than both the NCLL or high school for the past 3 or 4 years, to this essentially new club team.

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