In heavy rain and 25 m.p.h. winds the men’s lacrosse team struggled on both ends of the field as they fell to Princeton, 10-5.
UMBC gave up three goals in the first nine minutes of their game against #6 Princeton and could not come back from it as they dropped to 1-4 on the season, essentially eliminating any chance of an at large bid in the NCAA tournament.
Chris McBride, Paul Barnes, and Scott MacKenzie all found a way past sophomore goalie Brian McCullough, who only made one save in his second start.
Shane Ryzner finally put UMBC on the board when he took a pass from Maxx Davis with 5:29 left in the first quarter and finished for his second goal.
But Princeton was able to score two more tines in the quarter as Jack McBrise and Rob Engelke each scored, sparking yet another change in goal as McCullough was pulled for senior Kevin Kohri.
Kohri recorded six saves in his 45 minutes of action but the offense could not control the ball and that gave Princeton a chance to rip off 25 shots in the span, five of which they connected on.
Tyler Moni and Engelke were able to slip quick goals past Kohri before Rob Grimm capitalized on a man-up situation and long stick midfielder Mike Camardo scored his first goal of the season.
With five seconds remaining Jack McBride got on more goal off to put UMBC in an 8-3 hole at the break, which MacKenzie extended after the break.
Senior attack Matt Latham scored his seven goal of the season as Kyle Wimer continues his streak of games with a point to 24.
Mike Chanenchuck put one final insurance goal up for Princeton with 15 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Though UMBC was able to help the Tigers scoreless in the fourth quarter, only Wimer was able to score a goal as the team lost by five.