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Top 10 Baseball Distractions

Posted on 25 February 2014 by Glenn Clark

Honorable Mention: MISL-Baltimore Blast @ Pennsylvania Roar (Sunday 4:05pm from Reading, PA live on YouTube); Women’s College Basketball: Virginia Tech @ Maryland (Sunday 2pm Comcast Center); Boxing: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera (Saturday 9:45pm from San Antonio live on HBO)

10. David Koechner (Saturday 9pm Black Cat); Eddie Griffin (Friday & Saturday Magooby’s Joke House); Thor: The Dark World“, “Gravity” and “Nebraska” available on Blu-Ray/DVD (Tuesday); Non-Stop” out in theaters (Friday); Canton Irish Stroll (Saturday 1pm Canton Square)

I find David Koechner to be a humorous individual.

Also, I might like this t-shirt, you.

9. Eagles (Saturday 8pm Verizon Center); Robin Thicke (Thursday 8pm Patriot Center), Avett Brothers/Old Crow Medicine Show (Friday 8pm Patriot Center); Young The Giant (Tuesday 9pm Rams Head Live), ZZ Ward (Saturday 8pm Rams Head Live); Nelly’s Echo (Saturday 8pm 8×10 Club); Los Lobos (Friday 6:30pm & 9:30pm Rams Head on Stage); Flogging Molly (Friday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring), Shaggy (Sunday 8pm Fillmore Silver Spring); Brett Dennen (Wednesday 7pm 9:30 Club), St. Vincent (Saturday 8pm Sunday 7pm 9:30 Club); Talib Kweli (Sunday 9pm Howard Theatre); Band of Horses (Thursday 6:30pm Lincoln Theatre), Josh Ritter (Friday & Saturday 7pm Lincoln Theatre); Beck “Morning Phase” and The Fray “Helios” available in stores/on iTunes (Tuesday)

I wish I could tell you I’d be in Fairfax Friday night. I fully support this tour.

Not familiar with OCMS? You probably know more about them than you think.

Couple of good shows in Charm City this week as well.

ZZ Ward is just so marvelous.

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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 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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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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DeNapoli scores seven goals in Towson’s win over UMBC

Posted on 19 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Baltimore, Md. - Behind junior Thomas DeNapoli’s seven goals and 10 points, the Towson men’s lacrosse team defeated UMBC, 12-9, Tuesday evening at UMBC Stadium.

The game was close from the start. UMBC scored first and stayed a goal ahead until the Retrievers took a 5-3 lead at 10:55 in the second quarter. But that advantage didn’t last long before DeNapoli scored his first man-up goal of the year just under four minutes later. He tied the game at eight apiece at 2:37 with his sixth goal of the game. That score keyed a five-goal run for the Tigers that sealed the win.

“We were very happy to get the win,” said head coach Shawn Nadelen. “Obviously you need them all but getting a win against a good team and in-state rival is important. It was nice to see us rebound and show we had it in us. Going into CAA play with the way the guys fought tonight was really good to see.”

DeNapoli’s goal total was a career high and marked the first time since 2003 a Tiger had six or more goals in a road game. Senior goalkeeper Andrew Wascavage tied his season high with 15 saves. Sophomore Cory Dobynsadded two. UMBC freshman Pat Young led the Retrievers with a hat trick. Each team took 39 shots for the game, but UMBC picked up 26 ground balls to Towson’s 22.

The Tigers’ defense struggled in the first half, conceding four goals in the first quarter, and Towson lost the ground ball battle, 12-5, in that frame.

“I know [the defense] didn’t play the way they wanted in the first half,” said DeNapoli. “But they stepped up big in the second half.”

“Our problem was really picking up ground balls,” said Wascavage. “Ï left some rebounds out there I shouldn’t have. Thomas really carried us through the first half, and we stepped it up in the second half.”

 At halftime the Tigers made adjustments and limited the Retrievers to two goals the entire second half. Towson also strengthened its face-off play in the last three quarters. After going 1-for-8 in the first frame, freshman Pat Conroy took over duties at the “X” and went 7-fo-13.

“Conroy’s play was awesome,” continued Wascavage. “Neutralizing [Phil] Poe was big. He’s a good face-off guy. Winning the ball meant keeping the ball down on our offensive end.”

The Tigers finish a four-game road trip and open Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) play on Friday, March 22 at Delaware at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Thomas DeNapoli scored a career-high seven goals for Towson … it marked the first time since 2003 a Tiger had six or more goals in a road game … DeNapoli’s 10 points marked the first time since March 31, 2012 when he did it against Mercer on 3g and 3a …

College Men’s Lacrosse: Towson 12, UMBC 9
Towson (3-5)     3-4-2-3/12
UMBC (2-4)       4-3-1-1/9

GOALS: TOW – DeNapoli 7, Dobyns 2, Bolewicki, Hodgson, McCarty, Bolewicki; UMBC – Young 3, Jones 2, Lewnes Nate, Campbell, Gregoire, Lewnes Neill. ASSISTS: TOW – DeNapoli 3, Mabus 2, Cuccinello, Zoppo; UMBC – Lewnes Nate 2, Campbell, Gregoire, Young. SAVES: TOW – Wascavage (14, 60:00, 9 goals allowed); UMBC – DiRito (8, 60:00, 12 goals allowed). SHOTS: TOW – 39; UMBC – 39. GROUND BALLS: TOW – 22; UMBC – 26. FACE-OFFS: TOW – 10-25; UMBC – 15-25. CLEARS: TOW – 11-14; UMBC – 9-11. EMO: TOW – 2-5; UMBC – 0-4. ATT: 545

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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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Towson wraps non-conference play Tuesday at UMBC

Posted on 18 March 2013 by WNST Staff

Opening Face-Off
Towson suffered a 12-4 setback at No. 17 Duke on Saturday, March 16. Four different Tigers scored in the loss. UMBC is 2-4 on the year and coming off a 16-11 win at High Point on Saturday. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. and can be heard live on the Towson Sports Network on www.towsontigers.com with Spiro Morekas and former Tiger midfielder Hunter Lochte calling the action.

Updating the Tigers
Towson’s up-and-down year continued with a 12-4 loss at No. 17 Duke on Saturday. Sophomore Justin Mabus scored his first goal of the season. Classmates Cory Dobyns (1g, 1a) and Ben McCarty and junior Andrew Hodgson all had one goal each for the Tigers. Senior Andew Wascavage made 14 saves.

Scouting the Retrievers
UMBC picked up only its second win of the season this past weekend. The Retrievers began the year losing four of their first five games by a combined score of 60-37. Scott Jones leads UMBC in goals (12) and points (15) on the year. Joe Lustgarten’s seven assists are tops for the Retrievers. Adam Cohen has started all four games played in goal but Wes DiRito has a better goals-against-average (12.44) and save percentage (.472) in his three games played. The Retrievers are being outscored by nearly a hat trick a game but have matched their opponents in man-up goals (nine). UMBC is losing the ground ball (203-179) and turnover (99-112) battles and wins only 46.8 percent of face-offs. The Retrievers are also frequently penalized (28, 22:30).

Towson-UMBC Series History
The series between these teams is one of Towson’s longest-running rivalries. The teams first met in 1970 and with the exception of 1986, have played every year since. The Tigers lead the all-time series 28-15 and opened it with five straight wins. Towson’s longest win streak in the rivalry is 12 games (1984 to 1996). However, UMBC has won four of the last six meetings. The Tigers’ largest margin of victory has been 12 goals twice (21-9 on April 23, 1994; 27-15 on April 19, 1996). Sixteen times the games have been decided by three goals or less, including eight of the last 10 games and each of the last three.

All-Time Series Record Towson leads, 28-15
at Towson Towson leads, 17-6
at UMBC Towson leads, 11-9
at Neutral Sites Towson leads, 1-0
at Unknown Sites Towson leads, 3-0
First Meeting 1970 – Towson 10, UMBC 7
Last Meeting 2012 – Towson 12, UMBC 11
Streak Towson +1

 

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Lewnes leads way as UMBC downs High Point

Posted on 16 March 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC freshman attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) tallied a team season-best six points and sophomore netminder Wes DiRito  (Odenton, Md./DeMatha) collected 15 saves in his first home start as the host Retrievers defeated High Point, 16-11, at UMBC Stadium.

UMBC improved to 2-4 on the season, including 2-0 at home, while High Point, in its first year of NCAA Division I varsity competition, fell to 2-6.

UMBC’s special teams were outstanding as the Retrievers scored on all four of its extra-man chances, while denying High Point on all six of the Panthers’ opportunities.

Lewnes scored two goals and added four assists to pace the attack for UMBC. Senior attackman Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) scored three goals for the Retrievers and added a pair of assists. Four Retrievers- freshman Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch (Va.), junior Zach Linkous (Jarrettsville, Md./St. Paul’s), senior Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) and junior David Campbell (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park)- each scored two goals for UMBC.

High Point freshman attackmen Dan Lomas and Adam Seal each scored three goals.

The Retrievers had not scored the game’s first goal in 2013, but burst from the gates and took a 4-0 advantage by the 9:03 mark of the first quarter. Campbell opened the scoring on an unassisted goal 4:14 into the proceedings ,getting to the inside and beating HPU netminder Austin Geisler. Lewnes made it 2-0, converting a Zach Linkous feed at the 5:39 mark and Retriever junior face-off specialist Phil Poe (Harwood, Md./DeMatha) won the ensuing draw and scored six seconds later to push the margin to 3-0. Young capped the run before Panther sophomore attackman Matt Thistle closed the scoring for the quarter with 1:35 remaining.

Thistle’s goal started a 5-2 response by High Point as the visitors cut the Retriever advantage to 6-5 on Lomas’ 20th goal of the season
at the 8:43 mark of the second stanza. But UMBC answered with a 3-0 surge in a span of 2:04 on goals by Campbell, Linkous and Gregoire to take a 9-5 advantage. Lomas scored the final goal of the half with 1:51 to play in the quarter and UMBC took  a9-6 advantage to the locker room .

The Panthers closed to within a pair of goals twice in the third quarter, outscoring the Retrievers, 3-2, in the stanza.

UMBC led, 11-9, after 45 minutes, but scored twice in the first 3:24 of the fourth quarter and added two more in a 34-second span in the
middle of the stanza to take control. Senior attackman Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) caught the High Point defense off-guard and came from behind the net to score a man-up goal 73 seconds into the quarter to give the Retrievers a 12-9 advantage and Jones finished a Young feed to push the advantage to 13-9. Gregoire, Linkous  and Young recorded the final three scores for the Retrievers as the team tallied a season-high in goals.

DiRito made 10 of his 15 saves in the second and fourth quarters. Geisler stopped 10 UMBC shots as the visitors outshot the hosts,
41-35.

Jones scored three or more goals in a game for the 15th time in his career.

UMBC continues its three-game homestand when the squad welcomes Towson to UMBC Stadium on Tuesday evening. The opening face-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

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UMBC returns home Saturday to face High Point

Posted on 15 March 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC Men’s Lacrosse
Game 6: UMBC vs. High Point, Sat., March 16, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

UMBC returns home for the first time since Feb. 26 to begin a three-game homestand before America East play begins on March 30. The
Retrievers face High Point (2-5) University on Sat., March 16 in the first of three games in an eight-day span. Don Zimmerman fs squad will welcome local rivals Towson (March 19) and Mount St. Mary’s (March 23) before opening league play at Hartford on March 30. The contest vs. a young, talented Panther squad faces off at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. All UMBC home lacrosse games are streamed in high definition on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

UMBC is coming off a 13-7 setback at No. 6 Johns Hopkins on Friday evening at Homewood Field. The Retrievers fell behind 5-0 after one quarter before going toe-to-toe with the Blue Jays for the final 45 minutes. In an eleven-day span, UMBC faced No. 4 Loyola (Feb. 26), No. 13 Fairfield, and No. 6 Johns Hopkins (March 8)- all on the road.

Senior attackman Scott Jones leads UMBC with nine goals and ten points scored. Freshman Pat Young posted his second two-goal game vs. Johns Hopkins and has seven goals in 2013. Sophomore Wes DiRito made his first collegiate start against the Blue Jays and went the distance, making nine stops.

TOP DOG: Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stood eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches after the 2012 campaign. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 214-139 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team has selected seniors Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox), Neill Lewnes (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s), and Ethan Murphy (West Seneca, N.Y./West Seneca East) as its captains or the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

In addition, senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River) has been tabbed by the coaching staff as a 2013 team captain.

A LOOK AT THE OPPONENT: Freshman Dan Lomas scored six goals to lead the High Point University (2-5) men’s lacrosse team to 13-10 win over Michigan in their last action on Wednesday, March 6 at Vert Stadium. Sophomore Matt Thistle added three goals and three assists in the win. Lomas (19g, 2a) and Thistle (10g, 11a) are tied for the team lead with 21 points apiece. Goalkeeper Austin Geisler Tis ranked sixth in the nation with 14.14 saves per game and 13th with a save percentage of 58.2. The first-year program’s other win occurred vs. Towson at Vert Stadium, a 9-7 victory on Feb. 8. Three of their five losses have been by three goals or less to Delaware (12-10), St. Joseph’s (8-5) and Jacksonville (9-8).

ALL-TIME SERIES: This is the first meeting between UMBC and High Point.

NOTE: High Point associate head coach Pat Tracy was an assistant coach at UMBC for four seasons (2008-2011).

UP NEXT: UMBC has a quick turnaround and will play its final mid-week game of the season on Tues., March 19 when they welcome the Towson Tigers to UMBC Stadium. The opening face-off is set for 7:35 p.m.

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