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Air Force vs. Richmond

The Falcons defeat the Spiders 13-5 in the NCAA play-in game at Falcon Stadium Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Air Force will travel to North Carolina to play top-seeded Duke Sunday.

The Air Force lacrosse team runs on to the field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, before their NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The Air Force lacrosse team runs on to the field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, before their NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force defender Alex Warden races down field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Alex Warden races down field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Richmond goalie Benny Pugh makes a save against Air Force midfielder James Burke in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Richmond goalie Benny Pugh makes a save against Air Force midfielder James Burke in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring the Falcons' first goal of the game during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring the Falcons' first goal of the game during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielders Christopher Allen, left, and Erik Smith celebrate after Smith scored in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielders Christopher Allen, left, and Erik Smith celebrate after Smith scored in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Chris Carr battles Richmond midfielder Mike Burns for the ball in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Chris Carr battles Richmond midfielder Mike Burns for the ball in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Erik Smith catches the ball while Richmond's Brendan Hynes defends Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith catches the ball while Richmond's Brendan Hynes defends Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen races down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen races down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Nate Hruby (cq) fights off Richmond defender Jackson Cabot during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. Air Force won 13-5 to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Nate Hruby (cq) fights off Richmond defender Jackson Cabot during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. Air Force won 13-5 to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force defender Davis Gunters breaks away from Richmond midfielder Mike Burns to score during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Davis Gunters breaks away from Richmond midfielder Mike Burns to score during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady races down field against Richmond midfielder Mike Burns in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady races down field against Richmond midfielder Mike Burns in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady shoots and scores against Richmond midfielder Jake Miller in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady shoots and scores against Richmond midfielder Jake Miller in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Erik Smith shoots against Richmond during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith shoots against Richmond during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field as Richmond midfielder Mike Burns defends during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field as Richmond midfielder Mike Burns defends during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen shoots between the defense of Richmond's Ryan Dennis, left, and Jake Miller Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during first quarter of the NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen shoots between the defense of Richmond's Ryan Dennis, left, and Jake Miller Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during first quarter of the NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force attacker Mike Crampton races down field against Richmond defender Tom Monzo in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton races down field against Richmond defender Tom Monzo in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force attacker Mike Crampton scores against Richmond goalie Benny Pugh in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton scores against Richmond goalie Benny Pugh in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring against Richmond in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring against Richmond in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force midfielder Erik Smith takes a shot on goal as Richmond midfielder A.J. Lapitino defends during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith takes a shot on goal as Richmond midfielder A.J. Lapitino defends during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Air Force attacker Tommy McKee flips to the ground while fighting for the ball in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Tommy McKee flips to the ground while fighting for the ball in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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The Air Force lacrosse team runs on to the field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, before their NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

The Air Force lacrosse team runs on to the field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, before their NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Alex Warden races down field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Alex Warden races down field Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Richmond goalie Benny Pugh makes a save against Air Force midfielder James Burke in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Richmond goalie Benny Pugh makes a save against Air Force midfielder James Burke in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring the Falcons' first goal of the game during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring the Falcons' first goal of the game during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielders Christopher Allen, left, and Erik Smith celebrate after Smith scored in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielders Christopher Allen, left, and Erik Smith celebrate after Smith scored in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Chris Carr battles Richmond midfielder Mike Burns for the ball in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Chris Carr battles Richmond midfielder Mike Burns for the ball in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith catches the ball while Richmond's Brendan Hynes defends Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith catches the ball while Richmond's Brendan Hynes defends Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen races down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen races down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Nate Hruby (cq) fights off Richmond defender Jackson Cabot during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. Air Force won 13-5 to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Nate Hruby (cq) fights off Richmond defender Jackson Cabot during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. Air Force won 13-5 to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Davis Gunters breaks away from Richmond midfielder Mike Burns to score during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force defender Davis Gunters breaks away from Richmond midfielder Mike Burns to score during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady races down field against Richmond midfielder Mike Burns in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady races down field against Richmond midfielder Mike Burns in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady shoots and scores against Richmond midfielder Jake Miller in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Kyle Cassady shoots and scores against Richmond midfielder Jake Miller in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith shoots against Richmond during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith shoots against Richmond during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field as Richmond midfielder Mike Burns defends during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field as Richmond midfielder Mike Burns defends during the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen passes down field against Richmond midfielder Robbie Poirier in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen shoots between the defense of Richmond's Ryan Dennis, left, and Jake Miller Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during first quarter of the NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Christopher Allen shoots between the defense of Richmond's Ryan Dennis, left, and Jake Miller Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during first quarter of the NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton races down field against Richmond defender Tom Monzo in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton races down field against Richmond defender Tom Monzo in the first quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton scores against Richmond goalie Benny Pugh in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton scores against Richmond goalie Benny Pugh in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring against Richmond in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Mike Crampton celebrates after scoring against Richmond in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith takes a shot on goal as Richmond midfielder A.J. Lapitino defends during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force midfielder Erik Smith takes a shot on goal as Richmond midfielder A.J. Lapitino defends during the third quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, of a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The winner faces top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Tommy McKee flips to the ground while fighting for the ball in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Air Force attacker Tommy McKee flips to the ground while fighting for the ball in the second quarter Wednesday, May 7, 2014, during a NCAA play-in game against Richmond at Falcon Stadium. The Falcons won 13-5 and advanced to face top-seeded Duke Sunday, May 11, 2014. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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