Tiffany Deinzer recorded two defensive saves against West Chester, giving her seven on the season.
Baltimore, Md.-Despite out-shooting West Chester, 15-13, the UMBC field hockey team (0-4) dropped a 2-0 decision to the Golden Rams (4-2) Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.
The teams were evenly matched for most of the game. Just three minutes into the game, at the 3:01 mark, West Chesterís Shelly Brooks scored off her own rebound from a penalty corner. Brooks struck again about 10 minutes later, at the 13:36 mark, with an assist from Mary Ellen Wells, to give the Golden Rams a 2-0 lead, which would stand for the rest of the game.
Senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (Encinitas, Calif./San Dieguito) recorded two defensive saves, giving her seven on the year, which surpasses her three-year career total of six coming into the 2005 season. Freshman Emily Smith (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) added her third of the season, and freshman Courtney McNamara (Southampton, N.J./Lenape) tallied the first two of her career.
Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) recorded six saves while allowing both goals. West Chester goalkeeper Carrie Hanshue had 10 saves while notching the shutout. The Golden Rams had a 6-4 advantage on penalty corners.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, Sept. 14, when they host Lehigh at 7 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.