Jackie LaMonica posted a season-high three goals on Saturday.
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Jackie LaMonica posted a season-high three goals on Saturday.
| @Towson_WLAX Falls at Richmond, 17-10
Courtesy: Athletics Media Relations  
Release: 03/16/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. - Despite getting a season-high three goals from graduate student Jackie LaMonica, the 19th-ranked Towson women's lacrosse team fell 17-10 at Richmond on Saturday afternoon.

LaMonica, who scored all three of her goals in the first half, now has 13 career multi-goal games and three career hat tricks.

The Tigers (1-5) also got multi-goal games from senior Olivia Turner and juniors Rhiannon Coogle and Kelly Murkey.

Coogle matched her season-high in goals and Murkey tallied her first goals of the season.

Richmond (3-6) picked up its first win over a ranked team this season after falling in their first five games against ranked foes. The Spiders, who have four losses to Top 10 teams, have now won three of their last five games.

Richmond got five goals from senior Caitlin Fifield, who has 23 goals on the year.

The Spiders started the game off hot, scoring three goals in the first 2:45. Richmond led 4-0 before Coogle got Towson on the board at the 21:20 mark of the opening stanza.

After consecutive Richmond goals gave the Spiders a 6-1 lead, Coogle tallied her second goal to pull the Tigers within four.

Trailing 8-2, LaMonica scored three of the games next four goals. Her third goal of the half came with 6.2 seconds remaining and cut the Spiders lead to 9-5 entering the intermission.

The start of the second half was much like the beginning of the game with Richmond controlling the pace of play. The Spiders scored the first five goals of the half and led 14-5 at the 19:43 mark.

Turner stopped the Richmond run with back-to-back goals, but Towson never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

The Tigers return home on Tuesday night when they host No. 12/10 Johns Hopkins at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The game will get underway at 7 p.m.


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