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UMBC specialist Poe picks up weekly America East honor

Posted on 28 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass. – UMBC senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) was named America East Conference co-Player of the Week, the league office announced today.

Poe shares the award by Albany attackman Lyle Thompson.

Poe set a pair of school records in UMBC’s 17-14 regular season finale victory at Vermont. UMBC’s all-time leader in face-offs won controlled a school-record 28 (of 34) draws, surpassing his own school mark by five. The all-time NCAA Division I record for face-offs won in a game is 30, which is shared by three players.

He also collected 20 ground balls, eclipsing Nick Brownlee’s record of 18, recorded on April 6, 1997.

Poe won 9-of-11 draws in the second quarter as UMBC outscored Vermont, 10-0, to take control of the game.

Poe now has a career-best 112 ground balls on the campaign, the most-ever by a UMBC Division I player and tied for the fourth-most in school history. His 28 face-off wins are three more than two other players who shared the NCAA single-game mark in 2014 entering play last week. The 20 ground balls recorded by Poe ties Bryant’s Kevin Massa, who has done it on two occasions in 2014.

Amongst all active players, Poe is fifth in face-offs won (632) and face-offs taken (1,135) and 11th in ground balls (5.98) per game. In 2014, he is ranked ninth nationally with 8.62 ground balls per contest.

The two-time America East First Team face-off specialist earned an earlier Player of the week honor on April 23, 2012.

UMBC (7-6, 3-2 AE) is the No. 3 seed for the upcoming America East Tournament and will take on second-seeded Binghamton (7-7, 4-1 AE) in the first semifinal contest at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1 at Stony Brook’s La Valle Stadium.

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UMBC re-writes record books in win over Vermont

Posted on 27 April 2014 by WNST Staff

Burlington, Vt. – UMBC outscored Vermont, 10-0, in the second quarter and three Retrievers etched themselves in the record books as UMBC defeated the Catamounts, 17-14, at Virtue Field in the regular season finale for both squads.

 

The Retrievers complete the regular season at 7-6 overall and 3-2 in America East play. UMBC will be the No. 3 seed for the America East Tournament, which begins on Thursday, May 1st at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium.

 

Senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) set a pair of school records in the contest. UMBC’s all-time lead in face-offs won, controlled a school-record 28 (of 34) draws, surpassing his own school mark by five. He also collected 20 ground balls, eclipsing Nick Brownlee’s record of 18, recorded on April 6, 1997.

 

Sophomore attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) and senior linemate Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) shared game-high scoring honors with eight points apiece. Lewnes scored seven goals and added an assists – the performance was UMBC’s first seven-goal effort since Brendan Mundorf tallied seven times versus Stony Brook on April 29, 2006.

 

Gregoire scored five goals and added three helpers. He became the fifth UMBC Division I player to score 40 or more goals (41) in a season and also became the 31st player in school history to reach the 100-point plateau (89-13-102).

 

The Retrievers trailed, 5-1, after 15 minutes, but it took just 5:40 of the second stanza for UMBC to grab the lead for good. Poe won 9 of 11 draws in the quarter and Lewnes, Gregoire and sophomore midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.)) School) each scored twice in a 6-0 surge that put the Retrievers ahead, 7-5, with 7:56 to play in the stanza. Senior midfielder Ryan Johnston (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) ended the run with an extra-man score with 2:25 to play until halftime.

 

On three occasions in the quarter, UMBC scored a pair of goals with less than one minute elapsing from the game clock.

 

Vermont would battle back in the third quarter, outscoring the visitors, 3-1, to come within 12-8 after 45 minutes.

 

UMBC appeared to put the game away when they scored three times in a 53-second span early to take a seven-goal advantage. Lewnes tallied an unassisted goal 1:07 into the frame, then fed Gregoire for his final goal of the day 51 seconds later. Vermont drew a flag for a late hit after that goal, and Lewnes scored two seconds later on the re-start.

 

But Vermont went on a 6-1 run and came within 16-14 on Graham Horvath’s team-best fourth score of the game with 1:03 to play. But Poe won the ensuing draw and Lewnes broke through a double-team and scored his seventh and the game’s final goal into an empty net with 37 seconds to play.

 

UMBC freshman attackman Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) added a goal and a team-best three assists in the game and Young scored a pair of goals.

 

Vermont outshot UMBC, 44-39, as UMBC red-shirt freshman goalkeeper Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Acad.) made 12 stops and allowed 13 of the Catamount’s 14 goals. Vermont starter Nate Billings took the loss, making three saves and allowing 11 goals in 23:42 of action.

 

Notes: UMBC is now 11-0 all-time versus Vermont… The Retrievers have finished above the .500 mark in conference play in all eleven America East campaigns… Gregoire’s 41 goals are the most in a season for UMBC since Cayle Ratcliffe netted 42 in 2007… Poe now has a career-best 112 ground balls on the campaign, the most-ever by a UMBC Division I player and tied for the fourth-most in school history… His 28 face-off wins is three more than two other players who shared the NCAA single-game mark in 2014 entering play this week… The 20 ground balls recorded ties Bryant’s Kevin Massa, who has done it on two occasions in 2014.

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UMBC tries to snap funk Tuesday night at Towson

Posted on 17 March 2014 by WNST Staff

The UMBC Retrievers and Towson Tigers will meet for the 45th time on Tuesday, March 18 at TU’s Johnny Unitas Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill have all the play-by-play action beginning at 6:55 p.m. and video streaming is available via the Towson Sports Network.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: SR A Matt Gregoire matched  his career high with five goals and sophomore linemate Nate Lewnes added a career-best four scores, but the Retrievers dropped a 17-15 shootout to host High Point at Vert Stadium on Saturday. UMBC slipped 3-3 on the season and 0-2 on the road. The loss was UMBC’s first when scoring 15 or more goals since an 18-15 setback at Towson on Feb. 28, 1998. The Retrievers scored 30 goals in their 1-1 week and have averaged 12.4 goals per game in their last five outings. Gregoire has scored all 18 of his season’s goals in the last five games and SO M Jack Gannon has produced seven goals and eight assists in his last four contests.

TIGER UPDATE: In their last outing, nine different Tigers scored at least one goal in Towson’s (5-2) 14-9 victory over Navy last Tuesday evening at Unitas Stadium. The Tigers held a 9-1 lead at the half after holding the Mids scoreless in the second quarter. Towson has won four consecutive games since a 1-2 start to the season. SR A Thomas DeNapoli leads the squad with 24 points on 11 goals and 13 assists. Junior netminder Tyler White has stopped exactly half of the shots directed at him in seven starts and has a9.66 goals against average.

LAST YEAR’S MEETING/SERIES RECORD: Visiting Towson used a late 5-0 run to overcome a UMBC lead and defeated the Retrievers, 12-9, in blustery conditions at UMBC Stadium on March 19, 2013. UMBC was led by freshman midfielder Pat Young, who scored three goals and added an assist and junior face-off specialist Phil Poe, who controlled 15 of 25 draws, but a pair of Tigers stood out in their victory. DeNapoli scored seven goals and added three assists in the game, while senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage made 15 saves on the evening. The Retrievers never trailed in the game until 1:29 remained in the third quarter.

The two beltway rivals have faced-off 44 times, in each year except for 1986, since 1970. Towson leads the all-time series, 29-15, and has won two straight after the Retrievers took four of five in the series. Nine of the last 11 meetings have been decided by three goals or less.  

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC finishes its three-game road swing and plays its final non-conference game of the season when the Retrievers visit Mount St. Mary’s on Saturday, March 22 at noon.

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UMBC looks for upset Saturday against Johns Hopkins

Posted on 07 March 2014 by WNST Staff

For just the third time in twelve match-ups, the UMBC men’s lacrosse team will host Johns Hopkins University at UMBC Stadium when the two squads face off on Saturday, March 8 at 1:05 p.m. The Retrievers (2-1) have won two straight games in their current four-game homestand, while Hopkins has moved up to No. 3 in the USILA rankings with a 4-0 start. Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill have all the play-by-play action beginning at 12:55 p.m., video streaming is available via the America East digital network.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: SR A Matt Gregoire led a balanced attack with a career-high five goals and the Retriever defense held Richmond to a season-low five scores in a 14-5 victory in chilly conditions at UMBC Stadium on March 1. Gregoire has now scored nine goals in his last two games. UMBC held Richmond to five goals, the fewest allowed since the 2010 squad defeated Rutgers, 6-5, on Feb. 27, 2010. Red-shirt FR G Connor Gordon came up with double-digit saves for the second consecutive game, posting a 11 stops.  He allowed four of the five UR goals and now has a 62.3 percent save mark, which is tenth-best in the nation. UMBC is eighth in the nation this week in face-off winning percentage (62.5%) and SR face-off specialist Phil Poe is 11th at 62.7%.

BLUE JAY UPDATE: Johns Hopkins (4-0) has moved up to No. 3 in the latest USILA poll, after last Saturday’s convincing 15-9 victory at Princeton. The Jays outscored PU, 8-2, in the second and fourth quarters. SO A Ryan Brown led Hopkins with five goals and three assists versus the Tigers. Hopkins also has victories over Ohio State (10-9, 3ot), Towson (15-8) and Michigan (14-5) in 2014. Brown leads the squad with 12 goals and has 19 total points. JR A Wells Stanwick is the team leader with 21 points (6 goals, 15 assists). He is ranked second in the nation in assists per game, behind Albany’s Lyle Thompson. SR G Eric Schneider has a 7.16 goals against average and a 64.6 save percentage in four starting assignments.

LAST YEAR’S MEETING/SERIES UPDATE: Wes DiRito made nine saves in his first career start, but No. 6 Johns Hopkins ran out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and held off UMBC, 13-7, at Homewood Field on March 8, 2013. Scott Jones and Pat Young each scored two goals to lead the Retrievers. UMBC outshot Hopkins 35-33 and won the ground ball battle, 34-28.

UMBC is winless vs. Johns Hopkins in 11 previous meetings- the Blue Jays are one of just two programs that the Retrievers have faced and do not own a win against. Robert Morris (0-2) is the other program on that short list. Only two of the previous 11 meetings have taken place at UMBC.  The last meeting at UMBC Stadium was in 2009, when the Blue Jays prevailed, 14-11.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC will play its first mid-week game and complete the four-game homestand on Tuesday, March 11, when they meet Mercer for the first-time on the lacrosse field. Face-off time is 7:35 p.m.

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UMBC plays host to winless Richmond Saturday

Posted on 28 February 2014 by WNST Staff

The UMBC (1-1) men’s lacrosse team continues its early season four-game homestand on Saturday, March 1 when the Retrievers host the Richmond Spiders (0-3) at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 1:05 p.m. Gary Stein has all the play-by-play action, video streaming is available via the America East digital network.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC evened its record at 1-1 with a 10-8 victory over Monmouth on Saturday, Feb .22 at UMBC Stadium. Retriever attackmen accounted for seven of the ten goals, including four by senior Matt Gregoire and three by freshman Max Maxwell. Maxwell earned America East Rookie of the Week honors, as he tallied all three goals in the final 30 minutes of play. SR face-off specialist Phil Poe won 17 of 22 draws and red-shirt FR G Connor Gordon was solid between the pipes, making 12 saves and allowing seven of eight Hawk scores.

SO A Nate Lewnes has been named to the 2014 Tewaaraton Watch List. The Tewaaraton Award annually honors the top college male and female lacrosse player in the United States. Lewnes, an America East All-Rookie Team member in 2013, recorded a pair of assists in last week’s victory over Monmouth.
SPIDER UPDATE: Richmond, a first-year varsity program, has been very competitive through its first three games. The Spiders hosted No. 7 Virginia in their home opener  before 4,249 fans at Robins Stadium and dropped a heartbreaking 13-12 decision on Feb .8. UR has since lost to Hartford (19-11) and at Mercer (11-7). FR A Mitchell Goldberg leads the Spiders with eight goals and 11 points through three games, while SO A Brad Burnam has three goals and a team-best six assists.
WHO’S UP NEXT: For just the third time in 12 meetings, UMBC will welcome Johns Hopkins to UMBC Stadium on Saturday, March 8 at 1:00 p.m.

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UMBC tops Monmouth for first win of season

Posted on 22 February 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – UMBC senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) scored two of his game-high four goals in the fourth quarter as the Retrievers opened the home schedule with a 10-8 victory over Monmouth before 641 fans at sun-drenched UMBC Stadium.

The Retrievers improved to 1-1 on the young season, while Monmouth was playing its first-ever NCAA Division I contest.

UMBC freshman attackman Max Maxwell (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) added a second-half hat trick for the hosts.  Senior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) controlled the draws, capturing 17 of 22 in the contest and recording nine ground balls.

MU was paced by freshman attackman Dan Bloodgood, who scored three goals and added an assist.

The Retrievers stormed out to a 4-0 first quarter lead, as Gregoire scored twice and freshman middie Dylan McDermott (Westminster, Md./South Carroll) and sophomore midfielder Steve Winsor (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) each added their first career scores.

But Monmouth answered with a 4-0 second quarter to send the game to the half knotted at 4-4. Bloodgood scored the Hawks’ first-ever goal at the 11:23 mark of the period.

The Hawks would take their first lead on a score by junior midfielder Zach Johannes 2:02 into the third quarter. Maxwell would help the Retrievers re-take the lead with back-to-back scores, but MU scored twice in a span of 49 seconds to surge ahead, 7-6. UMBC junior attackman Ty Kashur (Manassas, Va./CCBC-Essex) scored his first collegiate goal with 2:13 to play in the third to tie the game for the fourth time at 7-7 heading to the final 15 minutes.

Gregoire gave UMBC the lead for good, getting inside and converting a feed from sophomore midfielder Jack Gannon (Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem North) just 1:38 into the stanza. Maxwell completed his hat trick and put the Retrievers ahead, 9-7, finishing a fast-break on a feed from junior midfielder Kevin McDonough (Oak Beach, N.Y./Binghamton) at the 10:45 mark.

MU cut the deficit to 9-8 on a Tyler Keen unassisted score with 6:05 remaining. But Poe got possession on the draw and the Hawks were called for an illegal procedure penalty. On just its second man-up opportunity of the game, UMBC cashed in, as sophomore attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) found Gregoire inside and the tri-captain beat MU reserve netminder Garrett Conaway to reclaim a two-goal advantage with 4:38 to play.

The Hawks got an extra-man chance in the final two minutes, but UMBC red-shirt freshman keeper Connor Gordon (Bourne, Mass./Tabor Academy) made a save on Bloodgood with 1:29 remaining and the Retrievers kept possession for the remainder of the contest.

UMBC outshot the Hawks, 38-33, and Gordon came up with double-digit saves for the second consecutive game, posting a dozen stops. Conaway, who entered the game in the third quarter, took the loss, making eight saves, but allowing six second half goals.

UMBC returns to action next Saturday, March 1, when they welcome Richmond to UMBC Stadium for a 1:00 p.m. contest.

Notes: Gregoire’s four-goal game was the fourth of his career… UMBC won its second consecutive home opener after three straight setbacks… Gordon made ten first-half saves for the second consecutive week.

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UMBC opens lacrosse season Saturday at Maryland

Posted on 14 February 2014 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team is set to open its 2014 campaign at in-state rival No. 6 Maryland (1-0) on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Byrd Stadium. The opening draw is set for noon and streaming is available on Terps’ TV.

UMBC returns seven starters from last season’s 7-8 squad, which reached the America East title contest. Senior attackman Matt Gregoire (28g ,2013) and sophomores Pat Young (32-7-39) and Nate Lewnes (14-10-24) are expected to lead the Retriever offense. SR face-off specialist Phil Poe is a two-time America East First Team honoree, while the Retrievers will have a new goalkeeper between the pipes in the 2014 debut.

Maryland opened the campaign with a 16-3 victory over Mount St. Mary’s on Feb. 8.

The Retrievers open their seven-game home schedule by welcoming Monmouth in the Hawks’ NCAA Division I debut on Saturday, Feb. 22 (1:00 p.m.).

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UMBC names three captains for 2014 lacrosse season

Posted on 30 January 2014 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – Seniors Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) and Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) and junior Kevin McDonough (Oak Beach, N.Y./St. Anthony’s/Binghamton) have been named team captains for the 2014 UMBC men’s lacrosse team, head coach Don Zimmerman announced today.

“We have very good leaders – that has meant a lot to this team,” Zimmerman said. “Matt Gregoire, Phil Poe and Kevin McDonough are unassuming, but effective leaders.”

Gregoire was tabbed as one of the captains of the 2013 squad early last spring. After red-shirting due to injury in 2010, the senior attackman has built an outstanding resumé for the Retrievers. He started the final 14 games of the 2013 campaign and posted career bests of 28 goals and 32 points. Gregoire excelled in league play, finishing fifth in America East with 3.00 goals per game.

Twenty-seven of his 48 career goals have occurred in ten regular-season America East contests in 2012 and 2013.

Poe has earned America East First Team honors as a face-off specialist in both 2012 and 2013. Last season, he led America East and finished ninth in the nation by winning 58.8 percent of his draws. In addition, Poe set a UMBC single season record with 218 draws won, besting Russ LeClair’s mark of 210, which had stood since 1984. He currently owns 447 career face-off wins, just three shy of Ray Ignacio’s school record of 450, recorded from 1984-87.

Poe was a seventh-round selection by the MLL’s Boston Cannons in the 2014 MLL Collegiate Draft.

McDonough joined the Retrievers last season after competing for one season at Binghamton University in 2011. The short-stick defensive midfielder competed in all 15 games, collecting 24 ground balls and causing four turnovers.

The Retrievers open competition with scrimmages versus Georgetown and Drexel over the next two weeks before commencing regular season play at Maryland on Feb. 15.

NOTE: Gregoire is pronounced “Greg-wahr”

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Four Hopkins players, one UMBC player selected in MLL Draft

Posted on 11 January 2014 by WNST Staff

2014 Collegiate Draft Results

No. Team Player Pos. College
Round 1
1 Ohio Tom Schreiber M Princeton
2 Rochester* Jordan Wolf A Duke
3 New York* Joe Fletcher D Loyola
4 New York* Luke Duprey D Duke
5 Florida Kieran McArdle A St. Johns
6 Denver Jeremy Noble M Denver
7 Charlotte Michael Ehrhardt D Maryland
8 Boston* Scott McWilliams D UVA
Round 2
9 Charlotte^ Pat Laconi M Loyola
10 Florida^ Joe Meurer D Ohio State
11 Charlotte^ Mike Chanenchuk M Maryland
12 Florida^ Ryan Creighton M UNC
13 Ohio^ Rob Guida M Johns Hopkins
14 Charlotte^ Brendan Fowler FO Duke
15 Charlotte Thomas DeNapoli A/M Towson
16 Denver^ Brent Hiken FO Stevenson
Round 3
17 Boston** Rob Emery M UVA
18 Charlotte** Josh Dionne A Duke
19 Boston Austin Kaut G Penn State
20 Rochester Miles Thompson A Albany
21 Chesapeake** Matt Harris D Syracuse
22 Denver Ty Souders D Lehigh
23 Charlotte Justin Ward A Loyola
24 Chesapeake Dylan Levings FO Yale
Round 4
25 Ohio Jackson Place D Bucknell
26 Rochester^^ John Locascio M Villanova
27 Ohio^^ Scott Loy M Syracuse
28 Rochester Ty Thompson A Albany
29 Florida Nick Amato G Maryland
30 Denver Colin Dunster M Bryant
31 Charlotte Henry Lobb D Duke
32 Rochester^^ Dan Eipp M Harvard
Round 5
33 Boston*^ Jack Reilly D Johns Hopkins
34 New York Brandon Mangan A Yale
35 Chesapeake*^ Pat Kiernan D Navy
36 Chesapeake*^ Alex Love A Hobart
37 Boston*^ Erik Smith M Air Force
38 Denver Jamie Faus G Denver
39 Ohio*^ Derek Maltz A Syracuse
40 Chesapeake Brandon Benn A Johns Hopkins
Round 6
41 Ohio Steve O’hara D Notre Dame
42 Boston^* Phil Castronova M Johns Hopkins
43 Denver^* James Connelly D Delaware
44 Rochester Tom Freshour D Cornell
45 Florida Bobby Lawrence D Colgate
46 Denver Nick Fernandez M Princeton
47 Charlotte Zach Losco M Penn
48 Chesapeake Kevin Cernuto A St. Johns
Round 7
49 Ohio RG Keenan M UNC
50 Chesapeake^^^ Mark McNeill M UNC
51 Boston Phil Poe FO UMBC
52 Rochester Andrew Wagner D Mercyhurst
53 Florida Andrew Barton M Providence
54 Denver Terry Ellis M Denver
55 Charlotte Chris Hipps D Duke
56 Rochester^^^ Mark Cockerton A Virginia
Round 8
57 Ohio Spencer Schnell M Ohio Wesleyan
58 New York Alex Zomerfeld A Bryant
59 Boston Jack Murphy G Fairfield
60 Rochester Tom Lacrosse M Penn State
61 Florida Duncan Clauncy A Jacksonville
62 Denver Ben Mcintosh D Drexel
63 Charlotte Kevin O’Neil M Villanova
64 Chesapeake Brian Cooper D Maryland
Notes:
*First Round Trades
No. 2 from New York
No. 3 from Rochester from New York from Boston
No. 4 from Rochester
No. 8 from Denver from Chesapeake
^Second Round Trades
No. 9 from Chesapeake from Ohio
No. 10 from Chesapeake from New York
No. 11 from Boston
No. 12 from Boston from Rochester
No. 13 from New York from Ohio from Florida
No. 14 from Denver
No. 16 from Chesapeake
**Third Round Trades
No. 17 from Ohio
No. 18 from New York
No. 21 from Florida
^^Fourth Round Trades
No. 26 from New York
No. 27 from Boston
No. 32 from New York from Chesapeake
*^Fifth Round Trades
No. 33 from Ohio
No. 35 from Boston
No. 36 from Rochester
No. 37 from Florida
No. 39 from Charlotte
^*Sixth Round Trades
No. 42 from New York
No. 43 from Boston
^^^Seventh Round Trades
No. 50 from Charlotte from New York
No. 56 from Chesapeake

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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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