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Season ends for UMBC in America East title game

Posted on 04 May 2013 by WNST Staff

Stony Brook, N.Y.—Top-seeded Albany used a 9-1 run in the second and third quarters to defeat UMBC, 19-10, in the America East Conference men’s lacrosse championship game.

UMBC, which entered the game 4-1 in its last five contests, finished the season at 7-8.

Senior attackmen Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and junior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Jones led the Retrievers with four goals vs. Albany and amassed seven goals in the two games.

There were four ties and lead changes in the first half until Albany closed the stanza on a 5-0 run. UMBC trailed, 3-2, after one quarter and 4-2 just 34 seconds into the second, but went on a 3-0 run to take a 5-4 lead with 9:18 to play in the frame.

Freshman midfielder Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) started the surge with an extra-man goal at the 12:41 mark, and Jones tied the score, converting a feed from senior middie Nick Doub (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) at the 10:04 mark. Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) got inside and beat UA keeper Blaze Riordan from a tough angle to put UMBC back out in front at 5-4 with 9:18 to play in the half.

After a time out, Albany tied the game 42 seconds later, starting the 5-0 surge. Albany outshot UMBC, 31-15 in the first 30 minutes, and despite nine saves by DiRito, the Danes led by four at the break.

UMBC came out quickly in the third quarter, winning the opening face-off after a loose ball battled and cashed in when freshman Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) scored with just 39 seconds elapsed. But the Danes went on a 4-0 run before Retriever senior midfielder Dave Brown (Coopersburg, Pa./The Hill School) stopped the surge and cut the deficit to 13-7 with 4:25 remaining.

But the Retrievers could get no close in the final 19 minutes of the game and fell to 3-2 in America East title games.

In his final game along with 13 other seniors, Brown scored a goal and added two assists. Lewnes scored twice, while Doub added a pair of helpers.

Tournament Most Valuable Player, Albany sophomore attackman Lyle Thompson, led all scorers with three goals and six assists.

Albany outshot UMBC, 49-36, and DiRito finished the game with 10 saves. Albany freshman netminder Blaze Riordan made nine saves for his side.

The Danes converted on 4-of-6 extra-man opportunities, while UMBC was 1-of-2.

“I would like to thank our seniors for the great job they have done over the past four years, especially this year,” head coach Don Zimmerman said. “The guys are disappointed, but they should hold their heads up high. It’s a great group of guys, they work hard and they represent the school in a tremendous fashion.”

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UMBC tops Binghamton to reach America East Tournament

Posted on 27 April 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young scored his fourth goal with 1:18 remaining and the host Retrievers outlasted Binghamton, 10-9, to clinch a berth in the America East Tournament for the tenth consecutive year.

UMBC (6-7, 3-2 America East) has participated in the four-team championship in all ten of its league campaigns. The Bearcats were eliminated from tournament play and finish the season at 5-9, 1-4.

The 2013 America East Championship will open at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y., with the semifinal contests taking place on Thursday, May 2 and the title game occurring on May 4.

Young, who led the Retrievers with four scores, scored his third game-winning goal of the season. He also recorded the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining in a 13-12 win at Stony Brook on April 13.

“It was a typical America East game-for our conference to have five teams still in the hunt on the last week of the regular season is pretty special,“ said head coach Don Zimmerman. “It’s Senior Day, it’s emotional. It’s always a little bit of a struggle on Senior Day, but I am very proud of the team, the way they hung in there, came back from several deficits and came back in the end.”

The game was tied on eight occasions, as the Retrievers trailed by one goal six times and 8-6 late in the third quarter. The Bearcats took the lone two-goal advantage of the game on a goal by attackman Matt Springer with 18 seconds to play in the third stanza. But UMBC snatched momentum back as senior attackman/midfielder Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) netted a desperation shot with less than one second remaining in the stanza.

Young knotted the game at 8-all 2:42 into the final quarter, beating BU netminder Max Schefler low from 11 yards away. UMBC would then take its first lead of the game, as senior middie Dave Brown (Coopersburg, Pa./The Hill School) found Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) inside and the senior attackman converted from close range with 8:55 remaining.

Binghamton’s Emmett O’Hara brought his side back to even, tallying with 3:29 remaining and the Bearcats won the ensuing draw. But BU hit the side-netting on a shot with 1:52 to play and the Retrievers cleared and called a time-out. Junior midfielder Conor Finch (Westminster, Md./Boys’ Latin) drove down the right alley and dumped a pass back to Young, who stepped into a 10-yard shot and it ticked the stick of Schefler before hitting the back of the net.

UMBC won the next face-off and never allowed the Bearcats to possess the ball in the final minute of play.

The Retrievers, now 39-13 in ten years of America East Conference play, have never lost back-to-back conference contests. UMBC improved to 22-4 at UMBC Stadium vs. AEC foes during the regular year and to 8-0 vs. Binghamton on the friendly turf in Baltimore.

Young and Springer each scored four times for their respective teams. Lustgarten added two goals and an assist for UMBC, while Gregoire recorded a pair of goals and now has 15 in league play in 2013.

Both goalkeepers excelled in the contest. UMBC sophomore Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) turned away 12 Binghamton shots, while Schefler also recorded 12 saves. The Retrievers outshot the Bearcats, 35-27.

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UMBC fights for postseason berth on Senior Day Saturday

Posted on 26 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team is one of five America East Conference squads battling for a playoff berth as the regular season comes to a conclusion on Saturday, April 27. Tenth-ranked Albany (10-3, 4-0) has sewn up the top seed, but everything else is up for grabs as the Retrievers (5-7, 2-2) host Binghamton (5-8, 1-3) at 3:40 p.m. UMBC’s 14 seniors will be honored in pregame ceremonies and coverage is available on Q1370 and via www.umbcretrievers.tv. 

With a win, the Retrievers would clinch a spot in the four-team playoff for the tenth time in ten league seasons. UMBC could be seeded No. 2, 3 or 4. The combination of a Retriever loss and Stony Brook victory vs. Albany would eliminate UMBC from the postseason. Hartford plays at Vermont in the other league contest.

The Retrievers will honor their 14 seniors in ceremonies prior to today’s contest. They are Dave Brown, Adam Cohen, Nick Doub, Matt Gregoire, Scott Hopmann, Joe Impallaria, Scott Jones, Neill Lewnes, Joe Lustgarten, Sam McKelvey, Ethan Murphy, Tony Spada, Lucas Wood, and Jake Zimmerman.

Gregoire scored a career-best five points, but the Retrievers fell, 16-10, to tenth-ranked Albany at John Fallon Field on April 19. Gregoire tallied four goals and added an assist, recording the third four-goal game of his career and giving him 10 goals in three games vs. Albany. He also leads UMBC and is tied for fourth in the conference with 15 points in four league contests.

Jones leads the club in scoring with 27 goals and 32 total points. Jones became the 30th Retriever to hit the 100-point plateau and now has 108 points (88-20-108) total points for his career. 

UMBC is 4-1 at home this year and 21-4 at home in 10 years of America East Conference competition.

Binghamton (5-8, 1-3 AE) came up just short on April 20, dropping an 8-7 America East conference game to visiting Vermont (4-9, 1-3 AE) at the Bearcats Sports Complex. The Catamounts used a 4-2 first quarter and never trailed as they secured their first conference win of the season. Bearcat junior Brandon Planck netted three goals for the Bearcats who fell to 1-3 in conference play.  Planck netted his fifth career hat trick in the loss. JR M Michael Antinozzi scored two goals and added an assist, increasing his career point tally to 89.  JR A Matt Springer he tied the single season goals record of 32 set just last season by teammate Michael Antinozzi.

Binghamton has had six games decided by two goals or less and are 3-3 in those six contests. They are 2-4 on the road this season.  The Bearcats can earn a spot in the playoffs with a win today and a Hartford win over Vermont.

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UMBC holds off Stony Brook in wild America East showdown

Posted on 13 April 2013 by WNST Staff

Stony Brook, N.Y.—Freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.Y./Christchurch School) broke a 12-all tie by scoring with 2:39 remaining and visiting UMBC won a critical America East Conference contest, 13-12, at defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium.

The game featured ten ties before Young took a feed from senior A/M Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and buried a shot from nine yards out.

Stony Brook had one last opportunity, but UMBC netminder Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) made a save on a deflected shot with 28 seconds remaining.

“I think our guys rose to the occasion and won a tough road game down the stretch,” head coach Don Zimmerman said. “The team has remained positive throughout a very demanding season and the dividends are starting to pay off. We will enjoy the win, but we need to be ready to move forward next week and play a terrific Albany team at their place.”

Freshman M/A Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and two assists. Young, senior attackman Matt Gregoire ((Crofton, Md./South River) and senior midfielder Scott Hopmann (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) each scored two goals apiece for the visitors.

UMBC won back-to-back games for the first time this season and improved to 2-1 in America East and 5-6 overall. Stony Brook dropped back-to-back contests for the first time in 2012 and slipped to 1-2 and 6-6 respectively.

Neither team led by more than one goal in the second half. The Retrievers trailed, 7-6, at the break, but Nate Lewnes and Young gave the visitors an 8-7 advantage very early in the third quarter. But SBU went on a brief 2-0 run before Hopmann closed the stanza with a score in close quarters as 35 seconds remained.

The Seawolves took leads of 10-9, 11-10, and 12-11 in the fourth quarter, but Gregoire, Lustgarten and senior midfielder Dave Brown (Coopersburg, Pa./The Hill School) responded each time to knot the score for UMBC. Brown’s unassisted goal tied the score at 12-12 with 4:11 to play.

Junior Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) won the ensuing draw and UMBC called a time-out before Young’s game-winning goal.

The Retrievers dominated time of possession, as Poe won 18 of 29 draws, and the visitors outshot the hosts, 47-23.

Senior midfielder Jeff Tundo led all scorers with three goals and two helpers. SBU freshman netminder Dan Shaughnessy made 10 saves in the cage, while DiRito countered with five for UMBC.

UMBC outshot Stony Brook, 26-13, in the first half, but only put nine attempts on goal. The Retrievers trailed 1-0 and 2-1, but did take a brief 3-2 lead on Gregoire’s score with 4:03 to play in the first half. The Seawolves scored twice in an 11-second span in the final minute of the stanza and led 4-3 after 15 minutes.

After Nate Lewnes tied the score near the midpoint of the half, the hosts went on a 3-0 run to take a 7-4 advantage with 3:19 remaining in the period. But senior defensive midfielder Neill Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) ended the run by blasting a shot past Shaughnessy with 1:28 to play in the half. UMBC took the momentum into the break as sophomore middieDerek Bertolini (Madison, Conn./Choate) slipped inside and converted a Brown  pass to bring the visitors within 7-6 with 13 seconds left.

UMBC faces No. 12 Albany (3-0, 9-3) at John Fallon Field on Friday evening, April 19.

Notes: The Retrievers won on the road for the first time in 2013 and snapped a six-game road losing streak that dated back to 2012,..In its tenth season of league play, UMBC won for the 38th time in 50 America East regular season contests… The Retrievers committed no penalties in the game, while SBU was whistled for one 30-second foul… UMBC is 2-0 in 2013 when tied after three quarters-they outscored Mount St .Mary’s, 3-1, in the final 15 minutes in a 10-8 victory on March 23… The Retrievers snapped a three-game slide vs. Stony Brook and improved to 12-7 all-time vs. the Seawolves.

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UMBC tries to build off big win with visit to Stony Brook Saturday

Posted on 12 April 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team faces America East Conference defending champion Stony Brook at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. on Saturday, April 13. The opening face-off is set for 4:00 p.m.

 

The Retrievers (1-1 America East, 4-6 overall) are coming off their most convincing win in their 10-year league tenure, a 19-6 truimph over Vermont on April 6. Senior attackman Scott Jones scored a career-best six goals to lead a potent offensive attack, while junior face-off specialist Phil Poe recorded a school-record 23 face-off wins.

 

The Seawolves (1-1, 6-5) rallied from a 13-4 second-half deficit vs. Binghamton on the same day, but the Bearcats scored in overtime to prevail, 14-13.

 

TOP 20 RANKINGS: UMBC’s performance vs. Vermont catapulted the Retrievers into the top 20 nationally in the following categories…

 

Scoring Offense:           17th (11.28 goals per game)

Man-Up:                        10th (42.9%)

Shot Pct.:                     10th (31.5%)

Face-Off Pct.:               17th (53.1%)

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT. Stony Brook rallied from a nine-goal deficit to tie the game at 13, but Binghamton’s Michael Antinozzi’s goal with 1:02 left in the first overtime lifted the Bearcats to a 14-13 win over the Seawolves Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium.Freshmen Challen Rogers and Brody Eastwood each scored three goals for Stony Brook (6-5, 1-1 America East), which scored four goals over the first 42-plus minutes and nine in the final 20. Eastwood and senior attackman Jeff Tundo lead SBU with 26 goals each, while Tundo has a team-best 46 total points. The Seawolves are 5-2 on the road in 2013, but only 1-3 at home.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC leads the all-time series, 11-7, but the Seawolves have captured the last three contests. The Retrievers are 5-3 in eight previous meetings at SBU.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Scott Jones tied a career-high with five goals and led a furious comeback, but the host Retrievers fell to Stony Brook, 10-8, before 960 fans at UMBC Stadium on April 14, 2012. The Retrievers trailed, 9-2, late in the third quarter, but exploded for five goals in the span of 3:11 to trim the deficit to 9-7 with 12:17 remaining. The Retrievers had two possessions to cut the lead to one, but committed turnovers in each case. The second miscue led to a Seawolf fast break and freshman attackman Mike Rooney scored to restore a three-goal visitor margin at 10-7 with 8:11 to play.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC returns to the state of New York to face America East rival No. 12 Albany on Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.

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UMBC looks for first league win Saturday against Vermont

Posted on 06 April 2013 by WNST Staff

A pair of America East lacrosse squads hungry for a victory face off at UMBC Stadium on Saturday, April 6, when the UMBC Retrievers (3-6, 0-1) host the Vermont Catamounts (3-7, 1-0) in league play. Both teams dropped their league openers, as UMBC lost a heartbreaking 15-14 overtime decision at Hartford, while Stony Brook won, 19-10, in Burlington. The game will be broadcast on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

UMBC battled back from a deficit for most of the afternoon and led Hartford, 14-11 with less than six minutes remaining, but the Hawks tied the game with 11 seconds left and won less than a minute into overtime. Freshman midfielder Pat Young led the visitors with a season-best four goals and five points. Senior attackmen Scott Jones and Matt Gregoire added three goals apiece.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT. Stony Brook defeated Vermont, 19-10, in the America East men’s lacrosse opener for both teams on March 30 at Virtue Field.  The Catamounts were led by senior attackman Drew Philie and junior linemate Graham Horvath, who collected three goals apiece. Freshman netminder Justin Rosenberg took the loss for Vermont despite making 12 saves on the day. Philie continues to climb up the ranks in several categories of the Vermont men’s lacrosse all-time records. He now ranks fifth in all-time goals (112) at Vermont, seventh in points (160), and 10th in assists (48). The captain needs just two goals to move up to fourth place on the all-time goals list.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC has won all nine previous meetings with Vermont, but the last three meetings have been decided by a total of five goals.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Scott Hopmann led visiting UMBC with three goals and eight other Retrievers hit the nets as UMBC never trailed in an 11-8 America East Conference victory at Vermont in 2012.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC will play its second of three America East road contests when the Retrievers travel to Stony Brook for a Saturday, April 13 contest.

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Hartford’s late heroics drop UMBC in OT

Posted on 31 March 2013 by WNST Staff

West Hartford, Conn.- Hartford midfielder Garrett Dollard scored the game-tying goal with 11 seconds remaining in regulation and tallied the game-winner 54 seconds into overtime as the host Hawks edged the UMBC Retrievers, 15-14, in the America East opener for both teams at Al-Marzook Stadium.

UMBC freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) led the visitors with a season-best four goals and five points. Retriever senior attackmen Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) added three goals apiece.

Hartford sophomore and attackman Kevin O’Shea led all scorers with five goals and one assist.

The Retrievers played from behind for the entire first half, but took the lead for the first time at 10-9 on back-to-back scores by Young late in the third quarter. Gregoire capped his hat trick and gave the visitors a two-goal advantage with 1:28 remaining.

But Hartford (4-4, 1-0) sent the game to the fourth quarter down by only one as they scored with 28 second left in the frame, then tied the score at 11-all just 1:01 into the fourth.

UMB C (3-6, 0-1) then snatched the momentum back as Young recorded an unassisted score with 10:19 remaining. The Retrievers added to the advantage as Jones fired home a man-up goal from 12 yards out and scored inside on a feed from Young to take a 14-11 lead with 6:39 remaining.

The Hawks rallied, scoring a man-up goal with 5:42 remaining, and then tallied on a fast break while down a man with 3:02 to play.

In the final minute of regulation, UMBC was assessed a delay of game penalty, but was en route to killing it off after a loose ball situation with 31 seconds to play, but the Hawks managed to call a time out. Hartford’s Jared Franze found Dollard cutting inside and his shot from eight yards out beat UMBC sophomore netminder wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) to knot the score at 14-all.

After Hartford mishandled the ball on the ensuing draw, UMBC sent the ball the length of the field and Jones popped it into the net, but just one second after the clock read 0:00.

UMBC won the draw to start overtime, but committed a turnover before on an immediate drive to the goal. Hartford took possession and Dollard took the ball behind the goal, popped out on the right side, and bounced a shot past DiRito from close range. .

Both goalkeepers were outstanding at various stages of the game. DiRito amassed 14 saves, including 11 in the middle two stanzas to allow UMBC to rally. Hartford-s Frank Piechota came up with 12 stops, including 10 in the first and fourth quarters.

Senior attackman Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) scored a goal and added three assists for UMBC.

UMBC trailed, 4-2, after one quarter and 7-5 at the half.

The Retrievers play one of only two league home games on Sat., April 6 vs. Vermont.

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UMBC opens America East play Saturday at Hartford

Posted on 29 March 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team (3-5) opens its tenth season of America East Conference play on Sat., March 30 when they travel to West Hartford, Conn. to take on the Hartford Hawks (3-4). The Retrievers are seeking to earn their tenth berth in the postseason America East Tournament and their fourth league title. The contest vs. the Hawks faces off at 2:00 p.m.

UMBC just won its second of three consecutive home games in an eight-day stretch with a 10-8 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on March 23. UMBC got a pair of goals from its close defenders, including the game-winner by senior Ethan Murphy in the late stages of the game. Sophomore netminder Wes DiRito made 11 saves as UMBC held the Mount three goals below its season average.

 

FOR OPENERS: UMBC is 6-3 in previous America East Conference openers. The Retrievers snapped a two-game slide in the wake of the 2012 victory vs. Hartford. The Retrievers are 2-2 when opening an America East season on the road.

 

BEASTS OF AMERICA EAST: UMBC is 36-11 (.766) in nine years of America East competition and 20-4 (.833) at UMBC Stadium. UMBC has never lost back-to-back regular season contests in league play. In 2012, the Retrievers (3-2 AEC) posted a winning league record and earned a spot in the four-team America East Conference Championships for the ninth consecutive year.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Hartford put up a good fight, but it was unable to take down the University of Massachusetts as the Minutemen scored a pair of late goals to come out of Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium with an 13-11 triumph on March 23. Hartford, which rode a three-game win streak into the evening, dips to 3-4 on the season. Freshman midfielder Jack Bobzien tallied five points, a team-high, on one goal and four assists. Bobzien (5g, 20a) was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week and has 20 assists through seven games, including 12 in his last three outings. Junior attackman Andrew Cacchio leads the Hawks with 12 goals scored. Five of Hartford’s seven games have been decided by three goals or less and UH is 3-2 in those contests.

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC leads the series, 6-4, and snapped a six-game slide to the Hawks with a 16-12 victory at UMBC Stadium in 2012. The Retrievers have dropped three consecutive games at Al-Marzook Field. Hartford has averaged 12.0 goals per game vs. UMBC in the last five meetings after the Retrievers averaged 15.6 goals per game in the first five meetings.

 

THE LAST TIME WE MET: Joe Lustgarten smashed a career highs with five goals and eight total points, leading host UMBC to a 16-12 victory over Hartford in the America East Conference opener for both squads on March 31, 2012. Junior attackman Scott Jones added four goals and an assist for UMBC, while sophomore attackman Matt Gregoire added three goals in his first start of the campaign. The Retrievers led 5-0 after 15 minutes and 8-2 at halftime. The Hawks got as close as 14-11 early in the fourth quarter before a Gregoire goal halted the momentum.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC returns to UMBC Stadium for its league home opener vs. Vermont on Saturday, April 7.

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Murphy delivers late for UMBC in win over Mount St. Mary’s

Posted on 23 March 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC senior close defender Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) snapped an 8-8 tie with his first goal of the season with 6:48 remaining as the host Retrievers prevailed, 10-8, over Mount St. Mary’s at UMBC Stadium.

The game-winning goal capped an outstanding day for Murphy, who led an excellent defensive effort by the Retrievers with six ground balls and three caused turnovers. Retriever sophomore netminder Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) recorded 11 saves, and only permitted a pair of Mountaineer goals after halftime.

UMBC held Mount St. Mary’s to three goals below their season average.

Offensively, three Retrievers- freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.)) School), and senior attackmen Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) each scored a pair of goals. Senior attackman Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) led the Retrievers with a goal and two assists.

Mount St. Mary’s was paced by senior attackman Brett Schmidt was scored two goals and added three assists.

UMBC led, 7-6, at halftime, but the Mount scored the lone goal of the third quarter to send the contest to the fourth tied at 7-7. Young and Mount midfielder Daniel Stranix traded scores early in the fourth quarter before Murphy struck for the third time in his career.  DiRito made a save on one end and Murphy scooped up the ground ball. He raced down the field and dished to sophomore midfielder Tim Lang (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North). Lang brought the ball into the offensive third and fed the trailing Murphy, whose shot beat reserve Mount goalkeeper Frankie McCarthy to the off-stick side.

The Retrievers (3-5) added an insurance goal with 5:25 remaining, as Jones hauled in a rebound off McCarthy, wheeled and scored to give UMBC a two-goal advantage.

The Mount had a late man-up advantage with 1:27 remaining, but could not capitalize and slipped to 4-6 on the season.

UMBC junior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) dominated the face-off x, capturing 16 of 22 draws.  The Retrievers had 34 ground balls to 18 for Mount St. Mary’s, although the visitors outshot UMBC, 37-29.

McCarthy took the loss for his side, making five saves and allowing all three fourth quarter goals. Starter Adam Borgogelli had six first-half saves for the Mountaineers.

The Retrievers improved to 20-0 in all-time meetings vs. Mount St. Mary’s. The two teams had not met since 2003.

The visitors jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but UMBC scored four consecutive goals in under five minutes to take a 4-2 lead late in the first quarter. The Retrievers led, 4-3, after 15 minutes and 7-6 at the half.

UMBC opens America East play next Saturday at Hartford.

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UMBC wraps non-conference slate Saturday at Mount St. Mary’s

Posted on 22 March 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team will face in-state foe Mount St. Mary’s for the first time since 2003 when the Retrievers and Mountaineers tangle at UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 23. It is the final non-conference contest for both squads before America East and Northeast Conference play get underway next weekend. The contest vs. the Mount faces off at 1:05 p.m. All UMBC home lacrosse games are streamed in high definition on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

Both teams are coming off setbacks- UMBC (2-5) fell to Towson, 12-9, on Tuesday evening at UMBC Stadium, while the Mount (4-5) fell, 14-11, at Drexel on Saturday.

Retriever senior attackman Scott Jones is pacing UMBC with 14 goals and 17 total points. But a pair of freshmen, attackman Nate Lewnes and midfielder Pat Young, are coming on strong. Lewnes, the reigning America East Rookie of the Week, has three goals and six assists in his last two outings, while Young posted his first career hat trick and a season-high of four points vs. Towson.

 

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Mount St. Mary;s (4-5) has been very strong at home this season, winning four of five contests, including impressive victories over No. 18 Bucknell (12-11, Feb. 17) and Georgetown (14-6, March 12). The Mountaineers have yet to win on the road in 2013, including a 14-11 setback at No. 13 Drexel on March 16. The Mountaineers held a 10-8 lead with 1:47 left in the third quarter on senior attackman Brett Schmidt’s fifth goal of the game, but the Dragons countered by scoring the next five goals of the game en route to the win. The Mount has three 20-goal scorers already in 2013- Schmidt has 22, has now scored a goal in 37 consecutive games, the longest scoring streak in the nation. Senior attackman Andrew Scalley has scored a goal in 18 consecutive games, and now leads the Mount with 51 points on 25 goals and 26 assists this year.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES: UMBC has won all previous 19 meetings vs. Mount St. Mary’s. The two teams last met in 2003 when the Retrievers won a 16-7 decision in a game played at Johns Hopkins University. The last contest at UMBC Stadium was played in 2001 and the hosts prevailed, 18-5. In between, UMBC won the tightest battle in the series, capturing  7-5 victory in Emmitsburg in 2002.

 

UP NEXT: UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference season at Hartford on Sat., March 30. The opening draw at Al-Marzook Field takes place at 2:00 p.m.

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