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UMBC opens America East play Friday against Stony Brook

Posted on 27 March 2014 by WNST Staff

UMBC opens its 11th season of America East Conference play on Friday, March 28, when the Retrievers host Stony Brook at UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m. Live video streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv and the game will be broadcast with Gary Stein and Kevin O’Neill on the call.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: SR A Matt Gregoire recorded career highs in goals (6) and points (8) and SO linemate Nate Lewnes added a career-best five goals as UMBC (4-4) defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 17-7, at Waldron Family Stadium on Saturday.The 17 goals and 12 assists recorded by UMBC were season-highs and the most goals since a 17-16 win over Albany on April 21, 2012. Gregoire, who leads the team with 26 goals and 29 points, has scored all of his season’s goals in the last seven games. He recorded UMBC’s first six-goal goal since Scott Jones scored six times versus Vermont on April 6, 2013. Entering the week, he was sixth nationally with 3.63 goals per game.

Red-shirt FR G Connor Gordon is ranked ninth in the nation with 12.00 saves per game.

UMBC is 7-3 in ten previous America East Conference openers and has won its last two. The Retrievers’ all-time record in ten previous seasons of league play is 39-13 (.750) and UMBC is 22-4 (.846) at UMBC Stadium.

SEAWOLF UPDATE:  Stony Brook (4-5) held an 11-8 lead after three quarters, but St. John’s outscored the Seawolves, 5-0, in the final period to claim a 13-11 win Saturday at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium. Four Stony Brook players had two goals apiece, including SO M Chris Hughes, who added two assists. Stony Brook was 5 of 5 on extra-man chances, scoring five man-up goals for the first time since 2007 at Denver. SBU, which is ranked third nationally in man-up offense, has not won nor lost multiple games in a row in 2014.

SO A Brody Eastwood leads the Seawolves with 26 goals on the campaign. SO A Matt Schultz (14-18-32) and S M Chalen Rogers (12-20-32) are tied for the team lead with 32 points apiece. Three netminders have earned decisions for SBU this season. FR Hayden Johnstone got the start vs. St. John’s and made 10 saves.

LAST YEAR’S RESULT/ALL-TIME SERIES:  Pat Young 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 on April 13, 2013.  The game featured ten ties before Young took a feed from senior A/M Joe Lustgarten and buried a shot from nine yards out.

Nate Lewnes led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and two assists. Young and Gregoire each scored two goals apiece for the visitors. Phil Poe won 18 of 29 draws, and the visitors outshot the hosts, 47-23.

UMBC leads the all-time series, 12-7, and snapped a three-game slide to SBU with the 2013 victory. The Seawolves have won the last two meetings at UMBC Stadium and are 4-5 in nine previous Baltimore contests.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC plays its first league road game of the campaign when they travel to Binghamton for a contest with the Bearcats on Sunday, April 6. The opening draw  is set for 2:00 p.m.

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Cook, Neller, Jones amongst UMBC award winners

Posted on 09 May 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – More than 400 student-athletes, faculty, staff and family members were in attendance on Monday, May 6 at the RAC Arena as UMBC honored its student-athletes for another successful year both on the playing surface and in the classroom. Junior Pete Caringi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall) joined second-year honorees, sophomore Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown) and junior Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College), as the Retrievers’ Most Outstanding Athletes for the 2012-13 academic year, an honor that was renamed the Dr. Charles R. Brown Outstanding Athlete Award to recognize the Athletic Director, who will retire in June, for his 24 years of dedication to the department and school.

Men’s Lacrosse four-year letterwinner Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, Brit. Columbia/Terry Fox) earned Outstanding Senior Male Athlete recognition, while track & field’s Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen) and women’s lacrosse’s Jamie Fahey(Baldwin, Md./Loch Raven) shared the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete Award.

Women’s Basketball’s Raven Harris (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne/American) and men’s soccer’s Liam Paddock(Worcestershire, England/Chase Technology College) received the prestigious Matt Skalsky Scholar-Athlete Award, given to the department’s top academic honorees.

Caringi III authored a breakthrough season for the men’s soccer program, and was the offensive force that propelled the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, earning several post-season honors. He was cited as the America East Striker of the Year, the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and he was selected to National College Soccer Coaches’ Association All-Northeast Region Second Team.

An America East First Team selection and the league’s Fans’ Choice Player of the Year, he scored 14 goals and recorded 32 points to place 13th and 15th respectively in the country. The local Calvert Hall product also tied a school single-game record by scoring four goals in a resounding victory over league foe Hartford.

Jackson pushed past her record-setting freshman campaign and continued to make history both inside and outside, as she garnered her second consecutive Athlete of the Year recognition. Already the school-record holder in the 60-meter and 200-meter dash events indoors from last year, Jackson ran past both marks during the 2012-13 indoor track season, including a personal-best time of 7.34 in the 60-meter event to become just the fourth UMBC track athlete ever to advance to the NCAA Championships. In Fayetteville, Arkansas, she placed 13th and earned a spot on the All-America Second Team.

Outside, the sophomore has continued her bristling pace, winning the 100m and 200m dash events in record-breaking time at the America East Outdoor Championships. Her victory in the 100-meter race broke an eight-year old conference record, while her win the 200-meter snapped her own conference and school-record times. For her efforts, she was named the Most Outstanding Female Track Performer.

A year after breaking onto the scene at UMBC with three individual gold medals at the 2012 America East Championships,Hussein, also a back-to-back honoree of Most Outstanding Athlete recognition, pushed even further this season, leading the Retrievers to just their second-ever undefeated dual meet season. In Orono, Maine, he once again won three individual events and was named the Most Outstanding Male Swimmer for the second-straight year, as he helped guide the Retrievers back to the top of the conference with a meet-record 1,075 total points at the America East Championships in Maine.

Following the America East meet, the junior claimed Top Male Swimmer accolades at the ECAC Championships and became just the third Retriever in program history, and first male swimmer, to make the cut for the NCAA Championships. In Indianapolis, against a national field, he set personal-records in the 200-yard individual medley, 200-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard backstroke, breaking his own school record with each swim.

Jones has been the men’s lacrosse team’s offensive leader for the past three seasons. He has earned three all-conference honors, including first team recognition in 2012, when he finished eighth in the nation in goals scored per game. Earlier this season, he became the 30th player in school history to record 100 points and currently stands 20th with 117 career points. Jones has served as team captain of the Retrievers for the past two season and earned all-tournament honors at the 2013 America East Men’s Lacrosse Championships.

Deller has won the shot put all eight times at the America East Championships, earning a gold medal in the event indoors and outdoors, all four years of her career. In addition, she has won the weight throw at the indoor meet to be named the Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete each of the last two years. Last year, she added the discus championship to her career haul and this season at the conference championships at Binghamton, she repeated in the discus to bring her career haul to 12 America East titles.

Fahey received conference honors all four season with the Retrievers, including three straight selections to the America East All-Conference First Team. Additionally, she has earned national recognition on the IWLCA Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team, as well as garnering a spot on the womenslacrosse.com All-Rookie Squad. The four-year letterwinner eclipsed the century mark for draw controls with 115 and ground balls with 105 for her career this season, in addition to recording her first career point with an assist in a 15-12 victory against American.

Harris emerged as one of the elite point guards in the America East in her senior season, setting a new school record with 109 steals on the season, ranking fifth all-time in takeaways in a campaign for the America East, and ended the year ranked third in the country in steals per game. An America East All-Conference Second Team selection, and a member of the America East All-Defensive team, the senior guard tripled her scoring production from a year ago, averaging 12.4 points per game and adding 3.8 helpers. The America East Honor Roll member earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in media and communications studies in May 2012 and has posted a 4.0 GPA since starting her master’s program in early childhood education.

Paddock became just the second UMBC student-athlete ever to receive a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, which he is using to pursue a master’s degree in the management of aging studies. He earned his undergraduate degree with a 3.92 GPA, completing a double-major in psychology and sociology and was the 2012 ECAC Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

A team captain at UMBC, Paddock was named 2012 America East Defender of the Year and was a repeat selection to the America East All-Conference First Team. The two-time America East Scholar Athlete in the sport of men’s soccer, he started all 72 games that he dressed for in his four-year tenure in Baltimore.

The Leon Upshur Memorial Award, establish in 1994 to honor a student volunteer that contributes to the mission of the athletic department in capacities other than participation, was given to fourth-year student trainer Mariah Cheaves.

Juniors Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley) of track & field and Klara Pavelkova (Prague, Czech Republic/Gymnasium Pripotocni) of women’s swimming & diving wrapped up the major award winners as the recipients of the Retriever Club Scholarship Award, which will be used for their senior seasons of competition.

Below is the list of UMBC’s most valuable athletes, most improved athletes and unsung heroes for each sport, chose by that’ team’s coaches, as well as the winners of the third annual Gritty Awards:

2012-13 UMBC Award Winners

Men’s Soccer
Most Improved Athlete: Jordan Becker (Pocomoke City, Md./Pocomoke)
Most Valuable Athlete: Pete Carinigi III (Perry Hall, Md./Calvert Hall)
Most Valuable Athlete: Phil Saunders (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall)

Women’s Soccer
Unsung Hero: Melissa Hummel (Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East)
Most Improved Athlete: Stephanie Smith (Severna Park, Md./Archbishop Spalding)
Most Valuable Athlete: Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas)

Volleyball
Unsung Hero: Robbin Lee (Olney, Md./Sherwood)
Most Improved Athlete: Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada/St. Mary’s Academy)
Most Improved Athlete: Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech)

Men’s Cross Country
Unsung Hero: Tommy Eldridge (Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River)
Most Improved Athlete: Jake Albino (Hampton, N.Y./Minisink Valley)
Most Valuable Athlete: Brandan McGee (Hiram, Ohio/Crestwood)

Women’s Cross Country
Unsung Hero: Nicole Dawson (Jessup, Md./Hammond)
Most Improved Athlete: Julie Gessler (Ellicott City, Md./Institute of Notre Dame)
Most Valuable Athlete: Cody Mezebish (Westminster, Md./South Carroll)

Men’s Basketball
Unsung Hero: Malik Garner (Philadelphia, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy)
Most Improved Athlete: Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy)
Most Valuable Athlete: Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti/Chestnut Hill College)

Women’s Basketball
Unsung Hero: Kristin Coles (Charles Town, W.Va./Notre Dame Academy/American)
Most Improved Athlete: Kim Browning (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover)
Most Valuable Athlete: Raven Harris (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne/American)

Men’s Swimming & Diving
Unsung Hero: Andrew Eckhoff (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford)
Unsung Hero: Pierre DeWaal (Pretoria, South Africa/Tuks Sport/Cleveland State)
Most Valuable Athlete: Mohammed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College)

Women’s Swimming & Diving
Most Improved Athlete: Corinna Darelius (Rye, N.Y./Rye)
Most Improved Athlete: Faye Hixenbaugh (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery)
Most Valuable Athlete: Jennifer Kotonias (Burtonsville, Md./Academy of Holy Cross)

Men’s Indoor Track & Field
Most Improved Athlete: Liam Stott (Carrboro, N.C./Chapel Hill)
Most Valuable Athlete: Dennison Long (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/FIU)
Most Valuable Athlete: Andrew Smith (Chadds Ford, Pa./Garnet Valley)

Women’s Indoor Track & Field
Most Improved Athlete: Mary Katherine Kulp (Vestal, N.Y./Vestal)
Most Valuable Athlete: Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown)
Most Valuable Athlete: Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen)

Men’s Lacrosse
Unsung Hero: Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River
Unsung Hero: Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East)
Unsung Hero: Jake Zimmerman (Towson, Md./Boys’ Latin)

Women’s Lacrosse
Unsung Hero: Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor)
Most Improved Athlete: Lexi Bristow (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck)
Most Valuable Athlete: Jamie Fahey (Baldwin, Md./Loch Raven)

Men’s Tennis
Unsung Hero: Patrick Geoffrion-Amorim (Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada/American Heritage)
Most Improved Athlete: Daniel Gray (Bowie, Md./The Bullis School)
Most Valuable Athlete: Justin Carter (Randallstown, Md./National Connections Academy)

Women’s Tennis
Unsung Hero: Isabel Aldunate (Bowie, Md./Home School)
Most Improved Athlete: Heidi Danielsson (Jonkoping, Sweden/Sanda)
Most Valuable Athlete: Josefin Stange-Jonsson (Vasteras, Sweden/De La Gardiegymnasiet)

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
Most Valuable Athlete: Dennison Long (Greenbelt, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt/FIU)
Most Valuable Athlete: Vincent Rentzsch (Oranienburg, Germany)
Most Valuable Athlete: Thor Serafenas (Olney, Md./Good Counsel/Clemson)

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
Most Valuable Athlete: Kirsten Jones (Brentwood, Tenn./M.L.K. Magnet)
Most Valuable Athlete: Amanda Deller (Aberdeen, Md./Aberdeen)
Most Valuable Athlete: Mercedes Jackson (Huntingtown, Md./Huntingtown)

Baseball
Unsung Hero: Robert Hopp (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville)
Unsung Hero: Luke Seppi (Annapolis, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt)
Most Improved Athlete: Jon Cohn (Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep)

Softball
Unsung Hero: Danielle O’Neill (Loathian, Md./Southern)
Most Valuable Athlete: Heather Brown (Pasadena, Md./Northeast)
Most Valuable Athlete: Taylor Hall (Cosby, Va./Cosby)

2012-13 Gritty Award Winners

Upset of the Year: Men’s Soccer victory over Old Dominion

Rookie of the Year: Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) – men’s lacrosse

Record-Breaking Performance: Mohammed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) – men’s swimming & diving

Comeback Athlete of the Year: Amy Fay (Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) – women’s swimming & diving

Play of the Year: Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) – men’s basketball

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year: Shannon Harkey (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley/Florida) – women’s

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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 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 crushes Vermont for first America East win

Posted on 06 April 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC exploded for a season-high 19 goals and defeated the visiting Vermont Catamounts, 19-6, in an America East Conference match-up at UMBC Stadium.

The Retrievers improved to 1-1 in league play and 4-6 overall, while Vermont slipped to 3-8, 0-2.

Senior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) and junior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) produced sterling effort for the hosts. Jones scored a career-high six goals and surpassed the 100-point plateau in his tenure, while Poe recorded a school record 23 face-off wins in the resounding victory.

Jones became the 30th player in school history to record 100 points with 86 goals and 18 assists for 104 points.

The 19 goals scored by UMBC is the most since a 20-11 victory over Vermont in the 2007 season and the 13-goal differential is the most since an 18-5 victory over Mount St. Mary’s in 2001.

Vermont junior attackman Graham Horvath led the visitors with a pair of goals.

After a quiet first five minutes, UMBC erupted for three goals in a two-minute span. Jones scored the Retrievers’ first man-down goal of the year, picking up a loose ball and the midline and beating the Catamount defense down the field to score unassisted at the 5:45 mark. Nearly a minute later, senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) whipped a shot past Vermont starting keeper  Justin Rosenberg from eight yards out after receiving a feed from freshman middie Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School). Freshman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) capped the sequence by finishing senior midfielder Scott Hopmann’s (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) feed.

UMBC increase the lead to 6-0 after 15 minutes as Gregoire completed a hat trick of his own in the first quarter and junior midfielder Zach Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul’s) added  a goal.

Vermont opened the second quarter with its first score of the game, as Horvath scored 59 seconds into the stanza. But UMBC went on another 6-0 surge to take an insurmountable 12-1 advantage at the break. Jones scored four of those six goals, including the half’s final score with four seconds remaining.

The Retrievers added five goals in the third quarter and led, 17-4, after 45 minutes, before substituting liberally in the final stanza.

UMBC amassed a season high with 45 shots and outshot the Catamounts, 45-27. Retriever sophomore goalkeeper Wes DiRito (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) recorded the win, making six saves, while allowing four goals in 45 minutes. Rosenberg took the loss for Vermont, recording six saves and allowing 12 scores.

Gregoire finished with four goals, while Young contributed a pair of goals and a season-high three assists. Senior midfielder Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) posted a goal and three helpers.

UMBC is now 4-1 at home in 2013 and 21-4 at home in America East regular season play.

The Retrievers travel to New York to face Stony Brook in a league game on Sat., April 13.

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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 plays host to Towson Tuesday night

Posted on 19 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Game 7: UMBC (2-4) vs. Towson, (3-5) March 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m., UMBC Stadium
Broadcasts: 
www.umbcretrievers.tv

For the 44th time, UMBC and Towson will face off against one another in intercollegiate lacrosse. This year’s contest is the lone night home game for the squad in 2013 and takes place at UMBC Stadium on Tuesday, March 19. The game is the middle game of a three-game in eight-day homestand for the Retrievers. Don Zimmerman’s squad will welcome Mount St. Mary’s (Sat., March 23) before opening league play at Hartford on March 30. The contest vs. the Tigers faces off at 7:35 p.m. All UMBC home lacrosse games are streamed in high definition on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

UMBC snapped a three-game slide with a 16-11 victory over High Point at home on Saturday, March 16. The Retrievers never trailed, jumping out to a 4-0 lead and piling on a season-high in goals scored. Seven Retrievers scored multiple points in the game, led by freshman attackman Nate Lewnes, who scored twice and added four helpers. The losing streak came in an eleven-day span, as UMBC faced No. 4 Loyola (Feb. 26), No. 13 Fairfield (March 2), and No. 6 Johns Hopkins (March 8)- all on the road.

ALSO NOTING: UMBC’s 16 goals scored vs. High Point is a season high and the most since the Retrievers defeated Albany, 17-16 on April 21, 2012… The Retrievers also scored a season-high four man-up goals (4/4) vs. High Point- pushing their season total to 9-of-17 (52.9%)… The last time UMBC scored four man-up goals in a game was March 31, 2012 when they defeated Hartford, 16-12…The Retrievers are ranked sixth in the nation in man-up offense after finishing 14th (41.9%) in 2012…UMBC committed seven penalties vs. Johns Hopkins on March 8, the most they have been assessed since fouling eight times on March 9, 2010-also at Hopkins… The 21 goals allowed by UMBC to Loyola on Feb. 26 is the most permitted by a Retriever team since allowing 27 goals to Towson in the 1996 campaign.

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Four different players scored for Towson men’s lacrosse (3-5) but the Tigers fell, 12-4, to No. 17 Duke (5-4) Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. The Tigers had won three of their last four games prior to the loss to the Blue Devils. Four of
Towson’s eight games have been decided by one or two goals and the Tigers are 2-2 in those four games. Junior A/M Thomas DeNapoli leads the Tiger offense with 19 goals and 23 points.

ALL-TIME SERIES: The two beltway rivals have faced-off 43 times, in each year except for 1986, since 1970. Towson leads the all-time series, 28-15, but the Retrievers have won four of the last six meetings and the last three contests at UMBC Stadium.  In fact, the teams have split the last 16 meetings since 1997. Eight of the last ten meetings have been decided by three goals or fewer.

A YEAR AGO: The UMBC men’s lacrosse team built an 11-8 lead midway through the fourth quarter, but could not hang on and were edged, 12-11, by No. 19 Towson at Johnny Unitas Stadium. The loss negated outstanding offensive efforts by junior attackmen Scott Jones (4 goals, 1 assist) and Joe Lustgarten (4 assists) and junior midfielder Scott Hopmann  , who scored a season-high four points (3 goals, 1 assist). UMBC outshot Towson, 42-30, but Towson junior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage made a career-high 17 saves.

UP NEXT: UMBC completes its three-game homestand and faces a non-league opponent for the final time during the regular season when Mount St. Mary’s visits UMBC Stadium for the first time since 2001 on Saturday, March 23. The opening face-off is set for 1:05 p.m.

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