Wild Wednesday: Richmond Upsets Virginia, Hopkins Wins in Crazy Ending

PHOTO BY KEITH LUCAS

Madison Ostrick had three goals as unbeaten Richmond upset No. 6 Virginia 13-12 in overtime. It was the Spiders first win over their in-state rival since 2006.


A season of high expectations took another leap forward as Richmond beat No. 6 Virginia 13-12 in overtime, the Spiders first win over their in-state rival since 2006.

Last year’s Atlantic 10 champion brought in a recruiting class ranked No. 10 nationally by Inside Lacrosse and one of those players played the hero on Wednesday night as Lindsey Frank, a freshman from Gansevoort, N.Y., scored the game-winner in overtime.

Richmond scored the first three goals of the game and led most of the way, but had to overcome a late Virginia comeback.

After Richmond went up 11-7 midway through the second half, Virginia scored five straight goals, taking a 12-11 lead on Olivia Schildmeyer’s goal with 1:51 left in regulation.

Richmond star Sam Geiersbach ended the run and forced overtime on a free position goal with 52 seconds to play.

Richmond had several chances in overtime, but Virginia goalie Charlie Campbell made three of her 10 saves in extra time to keep the Cavaliers alive.

Campbell's saves set up opportunities for Virginia late in the second half of the first overtime period. The Cavaliers had a free position shot go wide and another shot blocked. Richmond’s Brittney Wright picked up the ground ball off the blocked shot and ran the length of the field to clear it and set up Frank’s game-winner.

Geiersbach, a junior, led the Richmond (5-0) offense with six points on three goals and three assists. Frank and senior Madison Ostrick each had hat tricks. Sammy Mueller and Courtlynne Caskin each scored three for Virginia (4-1).

Hopkins Stuns Georgetown in Final Second

Maggie Schneidereith’s goal with one second remaining gave Johns Hopkins a 15-14 victory over Georgetown to cap a wild game and thwart the Hoyas late comeback attempt.

Schneidereith’s goal with 4:14 to play gave the Blue Jays a seemingly comfortable 14-11 lead, but Annabelle Albert scored back to back goals for Georgetown and Ali Diamond’s goal with 37 seconds remaining tied the score at 14.

Georgetown won the ensuing draw, but Hopkins goalie Kathleen Garvey made a save with nine seconds left and threw a nearly full-field outlet past to Schneidereith. Schneidereith took it to goal and delivered the game-winning goal with a single tick left on the clock.

Schneidereith’s four goals led the Blue Jays (2-2) and Garvey made 13 saves. Diamond led the Hoyas (2-2) with four goals.







Princeton Bounces Back to Beat Villanova

Freshman Grace Tauckus scored six goals as Princeton bounced back from Saturday’s loss to Virginia with an 18-13 victory win over Villanova.

The Wildcats, coming off of one of the program’s biggest wins — a 12-9 victory over Navy on Saturday, jumped out to an early 3-1 lead. Princeton answered with four straight goals and never trailed again, but Villanova hung around. The Wildcats (2-2) got within one goal at 5-4, 6-5 and 9-8 and trailed just 12-10 after Brittany Bruno’s goal with 19:53 left in the game.

Princeton (2-1) then scored six of the next seven goals, three of them by Taukus, to put the game away. Kyle Sears had five goals and two assists for the Tigers. Bruno led Villanova with five goals.

Notable

  • Erin Barry and Taylyn Stadley each had three goals as No. 7 Penn overcame 15 saves from Rutgers goalie Alonna Glicksman, beating the Scarlet Knights 11-9. The game was tied 6-6 midway through the second half. Rutgers first-year head coach Melissa Lehman was an assistant at Penn the last 10 years.

  • Grace Haus scored four goals as No. 9 Florida handled Kennesaw State 21-6. Florida scored 13 times in the opening 25 minutes of the game.

  • Paige Petty (5g, 1a) and Kayla Frank (4g, 2a) each had six points as Virginia Tech improved to 5-1 with a thorough 20-5 win at Cincinnati. Frank, a freshman from Moorestown, N.J., leads the Hokies with 36 points (17g, 19a) through six games.

  • Catriona Barry and Anna Callahan had hat tricks and Maddie Jenner had two goals, two assists and 13 draw controls as Duke beat William & Mary 20-8.

  • Cameron Manor scored four times as Army West Point (5-0) downed Monmouth 12-9 in a battle of unbeaten teams.

  • Kendall Goldblum had six goals as American beat George Washington 20-16 to improve to 4-0, the school’s best start since 2012.

  • Mackenzie Howe had three goals, including the go-ahead goal with 5:30 to play, to help carry Boston University to a 14-12 win over Fairfield.

Nike/US Lacrosse Top 20 Scoreboard

Richmond 13, No. 6 Virginia 12 (OT)
No. 7 Penn 11, Rutgers 9
No. 9 Florida 21, Kennesaw State 6
No. 14 Princeton 18, Villanova 13

Other Scores

American 20, George Washington 16
Army West Point 12, Monmouth 9
Binghamton 9, Lafayette 7
Boston University 14, Fairfield 12
Duke 20, William & Mary 8
Duquesne 20, St. Francis 13
East Carolina 12, Longwood 7
George Mason 14, Mount St. Mary’s 10
Iona 17, Central Connecticut State 7
Johns Hopkins 15, Georgetown 14
Liberty 17, Winthrop 9
Siena 13, Holy Cross 7
UMBC 13, Bucknell 9
Virginia Tech 20, Cincinnati 5

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