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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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Cohen strong in cage to help UMBC past Rutgers

Posted on 23 February 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE- UMBC senior goalkeeper Adam Cohen made 12 of his 13 saves in the final 45 minutes and the host Retrievers utilized a 5-1 third quarter surge to knock off Rutgers, 11-7, at UMBC Stadium.

UMBC evened its early season record at 1-1, while Rutgers fell to 2-2.

Eight different Retrievers scored goals and the hosts were led by senior attackman Matt Gregoire (Crofton, Md./South River), who scored his first three goals of the season.  Linemates Joe Lustgarten (Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) and Scott Jones (Port Coquitlam, B.C./Terry Fox) also had strong effots for the Retrievers. Lustgarten led UMBC with four points, scoring once and adding three assists, while Jones scored twice and added a helper.

Rutgers junior attackman Scott Klimchak led all players with five goals.

UMBC defeated Rutgers by the identical 11-7 score in Piscataway, N.J. last season. Cohen also shined in that game, making 14 saves and scoring a goal late in the contest.

The Scarlet Knights jumped on top, 2-0,  less than five minutes into the contest, but UMBC closed the quarter with goals by junior midfielder Conor Finch (Westminster, Md./Boys’ Latin) and Gregoire. Jones gave UMBC its first lead of the day midway through the second quarter, but Klimchak evened the score with 4:09 remaining in the half and the teams went to the locker room knotted at 3-3.

But UMBC came out with a determined third quarter effort. Despite losing all six face-offs in the quarter, the Retrievers scored on five of 12 shots. Sophomore midfielder Derek Bertolini(Madison, Conn./Choate) gave the hosts the lead for good with an unassisted goal from deep on the right wing just 1:44 into the stanza.

After an exchange of goals, the Retrievers scored three times in the final 2:38 of the quarter to take command. Jones converted a Lustgarten feed on a man-up situation, rifling a shot past RU netminder Kris Alleyne from eight yards out.

The Retrievers’ next two goals were tough chances as Gregoire managed to dump in a Lustgarten feed from just outside the crease after initially bobbling the pass from Lustgarten with 77 seconds to play in the third. Then , freshman midfielder Pat Young (Ewing, N.J./Christchurch School) took a pass from Jones and converted an acrobatic shot while driving to the goal with 0.7 to play in the stanza.

UMBC led, 8-4, after three quarters and extended the run to 6-1 as Lustgarten scored on a fast-break 54 seconds into the fourth. But RU kept coming, as Klimchak scored twice and freshman midfielder Jacob Coretti cut the deficit to 9-7 with 5:21 remaining.

Rutgers won the ensuing draw, but Cohen made a save and triggered a fast break. Jones’ shot from the left side was saved by Alleyne, but Gregoire knocked in the rebound to restore a three-goal lead with 4:08 remaining.

UMBC held the ball for the majority of the final four minutes and freshman attackman Nate Lewnes (Arnold, Md./St. Mary’s) beat a double-team and added the 11th goal with 1:49 to play.

Rutgers outshot UMBC, 40-35 and outdrew the hosts, 13-8.

Lustgarten now has multiple assists in his last 11 outings, one shy of Steve Marohl’s 1992 school record of 12.

UMBC faces defending national champion Loyola at the Ridley Athletic Complex on Tuesday evening.

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UMBC welcomes Rutgers for home opener Saturday

Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s lacrosse team opens the home portion of its 2013 schedule on Sat., Feb. 23 when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The opening face-off its set to take place at 1:05 p.m. on the turf at UMBC Stadium. UMBC dropped its opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris on Feb. 16, while Rutgers has won two of three contests in the early part of the season. UMBC holds a narrow 8-7 series lead and the teams have split the last eight meetings since 2001. The game will be streamed at www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

SCOUTING THE RETRIEVERS

– SR A Scott Jones scored four goals, but visiting UMBC dropped its season opener, 12-9, at Robert Morris (1-1) at Joe Walton Stadium.

 

– FR M Pat Young added two goals, JR M Zach Linkous posted one goal and one helper and SR A Joe Lustgarten  added a pair of assists in the opener for the Retrievers.

 

– SR M Neill Lewnes and SO LSM Seth Mackin led all players with seven and six ground balls respectively.

 

– Jones posted his 14th career hat trick in the game and has 65 career goals.

 

– Jones, Lewnes  and Ethan Murphy were named captains for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

 

– UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season.

 

– Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches.

 

SCOUTING THE SCARLET KNIGHTS

 

–  Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals.

 

– JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday.

 

– Rutgers  defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back.

 

– Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun. , Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.

 

– UMBC defeated Rutgers, 11-7, in last year’s meeting in New Jersey. The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead over the Scarlet Knights and avenged a 12-5 loss to RU at UMBC Stadium a year ago.

Head Coach Don Zimmerman enters his 20th season at UMBC in 2013. The Retriever mentor stands eighth in victories (213) and 15th in winning percentage (60.7%) amongst active Division I coaches. The win over Binghamton on April 10, 2010 was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 213-138 in his 27th year as a collegiate mentor. Zimmerman is the 10th active coach to record 200 victories. He coached his 250th game at UMBC vs. Hartford on May 4, 2011.

 

Zimmerman’s Records

Career Record:

213-139 (.605) (27th season)

at UMBC: 140-124 (.530) (20th season)

BEASTS OF AMERICA EAST: UMBC is 36-11 in nine years of America East competition and 20-4 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.

 

WINNING THE TIGHT ONES: UMBC is now 26-17 in games decided by three goals or less since the beginning of the 2007 season. UMBC had won eight straight overtime decisions from 2007-09 until dropping a Feb. 20, 2010 triple overtime decision to Delaware. UMBC’s previous overtime loss was an 11-10 setback at Penn early in the 2006 season.

 

In 2012, UMBC was 2-4 in games decided by one or two goals. The Retrievers have won 17 of its last 23 one-goal decisions.

 

UMBC is now 16-6 in Don Zimmerman’s 19 seasons in overtime and in his career, Coach Zimmerman is 18-8 in extra time in 26 seasons.

 

HOME, SWEET HOME: UMBC is 37-16 (.698) at home since 2006.

 

DON’T LOOK BACK: UMBC is now in its 46th season of varsity men’s lacrosse with a record of 338-284 (.543). The Retrievers played their 600th intercollegiate match on March 18, 2012 at Maryland. They are 221-217 (.505) in their 32nd year at the Division I level, achieving win No. 200 vs. Ohio State on March 21, 2009. Before the win over Towson on April 1, 2008, the last time the program was last over the .500 mark at the Division I level was when at the end of its third season (1983) when the record was 19-18.

 

2012 RANKINGS:

Assists per game                     13th                  7.15

Man-Up Offense                      14th                  41.9%

 

FOR (HOME) OPENERS: UMBC is looking to snap a three-game slide in home openers. The last home-opening win occurred vs. Rutgers in 2009.

PLAYER NOTES

 

TEAM CAPTAINS: 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 for the 2012-13 academic year. Jones and Murphy will serve as team captains for the second consecutive year.

 

2012 AMERICA EAST ALL-CONFERENCE: Junior attackman Scott Jones and sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe earned America East Conference First Team honors in a vote of the league’s six head coaches. Two Retrievers- senior defender Aaron Verardi and junior midfielder Scott Hopmann- earned Second Team honors, while freshman A/M Derek Bertolini was selected to the All-Rookie team. Junior defender Ethan Murphy was also honored by earning a selection to the league’s All -Academic squad.

 

Sixty-six Retrievers have been honored by the America East Conference on all-league teams since 2004.

 

Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 26, 2012. Cohen scored UMBC’s final goal of the day with 1:39 remaining at Rutgers and it is believed to be the first goal scored by a Retriever goalkeeper in 32 years of NCAA Division I competition.

 

SR A Scott Jones had hat tricks or better in four of his last six outings of the 2012 season, scoring a total of 18 goals in that span. He had scored in 14 consecutive games (35g-10a-45pts, 3.21 ppg) until being held off the board at Vermont on April 7. Jones had multiple points in 12 of those contests and finished the 2012 season 8th in the nation with 2.77 goals per contest.

 

With his four-goal effort in the opener at Robert Morris, he now also has 14 career games with three or more goals and is tied for 10th- most amongst current Division I players.

 

HELPING HANDS: In 2012, SR A Joe Lustgarten led America East and finished 4th nationally with 2.23 assists per game. He became the 21st player in school history to post 25 assists in a season (29)-the last player to tally 25 or more was Drew Westervelt, who recorded 36 in 2007. Lustgarten has multiple assists in his last ten outings (2 at Robert Morris), which is the longest streak in a single season since Steve Marohl, the NCAA record-setter with 77 assists, had multiple helpers in 12 straight in the 1992 campaign.

 

CROW ABOUT POE: JR face-off specialist Phil Poe attempted all but six draws through 11 games in 2012 and his 320 attempted were 7th in the nation. His 174 face-off victories are the second-most in school history, behind only Russ LeClair’s 210 wins in 1984.

 

Poe was named America East Conference Player of the Week for games ending April 21. Poe tied a school record by winning 22 face-offs in the 17-16 overtime victory over Albany. Moreover, his 15 ground balls recorded are the most since Nick Brownlee scooped a school-record 18 vs. VMI in 1997 The 22 face-off wins tied for the sixth-most in a Division I single game in 2012.

 

Poe’s 87 ground balls on the 2012 season is the most for a Retriever since Nick Brownlee had 108 in 1997. Poe won 14 or more draws in nine of the 13 contests in 2012. He finished 11th in the country with 6.31 ground balls per game.

 

NOTING: FR M Pat Young scored the first two goals of his career, tallying twice in the first quarter at Robert Morris… SO LSM Seth Mackin garnered a career-best six ground balls… Twenty-seven Retrievers saw action in the opener vs. the Colonials.

 

A LOOK AT THE KNIGHTS: Despite a late surge, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 11-9, at the RU Turf Field at the Stadium Complex, Saturday. The Scarlet Knights were led by FR A Scott Bieda and FR M Jacob Coretti, who both netted two goals. JR A Nick DePaolera posted another five-point game, tallying a career-high five assists after opening the season with five goals against Manhattan (Feb. 10). DePaolera was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for his performance through the first two games, the conference announced Monday. Rutgers  defeated Wagner, 20-10, at RU Turf Field on Tuesday. The Scarlet Knights (2-1) jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and wouldn’t look back. Rutgers opened the 2012 campaign with a 15-6 win over Manhattan on Sun., Feb. 10. The Scarlet Knights improved to 11-0 all-time against the Jaspers.

 

UMBC VS. RU: The Retrievers took an 8-7 series lead last year, when they defeated the Knights, 11-7, in Piscataway. JR M Zach Linkous scored a career-high five goals in the contest and SR G Adam Cohen added a goal, in addition to a 14-save effort. UMBC never trailed in the contest, taking control in the second quarter and building a 8-2 advantage early in the third quarter. SR M Dave Brown added two goals and two assists for the victors.Rutgers won the last meeting at UMBC, earning a 12-5 victory at UMBC Stadium in 2011.

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UMBC announces 2013 lacrosse schedule

Posted on 06 December 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC Head Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman announced the 2013 spring schedule today, which features four straight road games against preseason top-20 teams.

“We will play an extremely aggressive schedule in 2013,” said the UMBC mentor, entering his 20th season at the helm of the Retrievers.  “Playing five of our first six games on the road, including four games at Loyola, at Fairfield, at Maryland, and at Hopkins in eleven days, the Retrievers will no doubt be “battle-tested” going into the always-competitive America East Conference games beginning at Hartford on March 30th.”

The Retrievers will open up their season with a road trip up to Moon Township, Pa. to face the Robert Morris Colonials on Sat., Feb. 16. The two squads met for the first time in 2012, and the visiting Colonials edged UMBC, 10-8, in the Retrievers’ opener.

UMBC will host Rutgers on Sat., Feb. 23 for their only home game in the month of February. Zimmerman’s club will then face the challenge of playing on Tue., Feb. 26 at defending national champion Loyola. The Retrievers will open March at Fairfield on Sat., March 2, trying to avenge a rare overtime loss (10-9) suffered at UMBC Stadium last season.

The Retrievers will have another short week as they play both at Maryland and at Hopkins less than 48 hours apart. UMBC will play Wed. night March 6 at Byrd Stadium and face Johns Hopkins at Homewood on Fri. March 8. at 5:30 PM. That contest will be televised by ESPNU.

Loyola is ranked preseason No. 1 by Inside Lacrosse.  Fairfield is tabbed at No. 16, while 2012 national runner-up Maryland is No. 2 and Johns Hopkins was selected at No. 6.

UMBC will then host three games in a row, which includes two newcomers to the 2013 schedule. The Retrievers will welcome High Point to UMBC Stadium on Sat., March 16 and follow up with in-state rival Towson on Tue., March 19.

The Retrievers conclude the non-conference portion of the slate as they host Mt. St. Mary’s on Sat. March 23. UMBC has not competed vs. the Mount since 2003.

American East competition begins with a road trip up to face the Hartford Hawks on Sat. March 30, before opening the month of April vs. Vermont on Sat., April 6.

After road contests at Stony Brook (Sat., April 13) and Albany (Sat., April 20), UMBC closes the regular season at home vs. Binghamton on Sat., April 27.

The 2013 America East Championships will take place at Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium. The semifinals take place on Thursday, May 2 and the title game begins at 10:00 on Sat., May 4. The championship game will be televised live on ESPNU.

February

Sat. 2 Bellarmine (scrimmage) 12:00; Sat. 9 Drexel (scrimmage) 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 16 at Robert Morris, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 23 Rutgers, 1:00 p.m.; Tue.,26 at Loyola, 7:00 p.m.

March

Sat. 2 at Fairfield, 1:00 p.m, Wed. 6 at Maryland, 7:00 p.m.; Fri. 8 at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU) 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 16 High Point, 1:00 p.m.; Tue., 19 Towson, 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 23 Mount St. Mary’s, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 30 at Hartford*, 1:00 p.m.

April

Sat. 6 Vermont*, 3:30 p.m.; Sat. 13 at Stony Brook*, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 20 at Albany*, 1:00 p.m.; Sat. 27 Binghamton*, 3:30 p.m.

May

Thu., 2 America East Semifinals!, TBA; Sat. 4 America East Championship, TBA!

*America East contest               ! America East Championship at Stony Brook

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