UMBC sophomore guard Michelle Kurowski recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 25 points and 12 rebounds, and was helped by three teammates’ double-digit scoring efforts, but poor defensive play got the best of the Retrievers as they fell to Loyola, 81-74.
Meghan Colabella (13 points), Katie Brooks (12 points), Chelsea Barker (11 points), and Topé Obajolu (eight points) all did their part offensively, but the team allowed Loyola to hit 48.1% of their shots from the field while they only shot 41.3%. Loyola hit eight three-pointers and got to the line 31 times and made 23 of them. Loyola also out-rebounded UMBC 40-32. It also did not help that two-time America East scoring champion Carlee Cassidy only managed to score one points in the game.
Last season UMBC lost by more than 20 points per game on the road and this season is appears that their road woes are carrying over. They are not losing by as much, and eked out two wins when traveling, but the last two games should have been wins for UMBC, but instead they have come up short and have dropped to 4-5 with four straight road games left before returning home to start conference play against Hartford.