Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/29/22
From Press Release
St. Joseph’s Lauren Figura (Lenape) tallied five goals in Friday’s 10-9 upset of #18 Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinals to advance to the A-10 Championship game on Sunday against top-seeded and host UMass at noon.
The win marks the Hawks second-straight season in which they upset a nationally ranked Richmond team in the semifinals. Those two wins are the only over a nationally ranked opponent in program history.
Friday’s win moves the Hawks to 13-6 overall. The 13 wins is a program record.
Figura had three goals and two assists in a quarterfinal win over George Washington.
HOW IT HAPPENED:
St. Joe’s ripped off two-straight unassisted goals before Richmond called a timeout with 12:26 on the clock. The Spiders added two of their own before the horn for a tied game after one.
The Hawks tallied five-straight goals up to the 4:41 mark of the second quarter before Richmond took a 2-1 margin to the end of the frame for an 8-4 lead.
The Spiders cut into the deficit with a 3-1 margin in the third frame to sit behind 9-7.
A 2-1 advantage of the initial 5:53 would move the score to 10-9 in favor of the Hawks with both defenses holding steady without allowing another score.
BEHIND THE BOX SCORE:
Figura’s five goals was a game high.
Rilea Fusco and Maddie Yoder (Springfield-Montco) each scored once and assisted on another.
Lisa Ross, Emma O’Neill, and Riley Evans all added one goal. Evans corralled four draw controls to add to her line.
Bonnie Yu rounded out the scoring efforts with an assist.
Sophia Kolkka (Plymouth Whitemarsh) grabbed a game-high seven draw controls.
Jorden Concordia (13-6) gets the win with 12 saves and a .571 save percentage.