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LOWTHERT’S GOAL WITH 22 SECONDS REMAINING GIVES RETRIEVER FIELD HOCKEY WIN IN HOME OPENER OVER TOWSON, 2-1
Freshman Arlene Lowthert scored the game-winning goal with 22 seconds remaining to give UMBC their first win of the year.
Baltimore, Md. – Freshman Arlene Lowthert (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) scored the gamewinner with 22 seconds remaining in the second half to send UMBC (1-2) to their first win of the season as they defeated cross-town rival Towson (0-2) by a final score of 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.
UMBC was awarded a penalty corner with 35 seconds left in the second half as Ashly Meehan (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) sent the ball into the middle of the circle. Retriever sophomore Kristi Troster (
The Retrievers, who avenged their loss to the Tigers from last season, took the lead in the first half when Kristin Ramsay (Rockville, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) collected the rebound off of teammate Amanda Heinz's (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) shot and netted the opening goal of the game at the 20:11 mark in the first half.
UMBC held their lead into the break despite the Tigers apply constant pressure to the Retrievers’ defense. Out of the half the Tigers continued to hold possession deep in the Retrievers zone, resulting in two penalty shot attempts.
Ashley Bacon (Elkton, Md./Elkton) took the first penalty shot for the Tigers with 16:02 left in the second half, aiming for the top right corner when Retriever senior goal minder Meghan Polek (Hanover, Md./Seton Keough) delivered a stellar diving save to hold the Retriever advantage at 1-0 for the time being.
Polek, however, was not so lucky the next go around as Jess Auge (
For the game Polek and Tigers’ goaltender Christina Armer (
The UMBC Field Hockey team returns to action on Saturday, September 4 when they host Robert Morris at 3 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.
FINAL SCORE 1 2 FINAL
UMBC 1 1 2
GOALS: UMBC: Kristin Ramsay (Unassisted, 14:49), Arlene Lowthert (Kristi Troster, 69:38),