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FIELD HOCKEY FALLS TO LEHIGH, 3-2
Junior Kristi Troster scored the first goal of the game against Lehigh.
Baltimore, Md.-UMBC and Lehigh battled hard for 70 minutes, but in the end, the Retriever field hockey team (0-5) lost to the Mountain Hawks (3-4), 3-2, Wednesday evening.
Junior Kristi Troster (
The Retrievers’ lead stood for 12 minutes until Lehigh’s Maureen Harrington put the ball in the cage to tie the game at 1-1. Just 45 seconds before halftime, Marissa Iannarone added to the Mountain Hawks’ lead, and Lehigh took a 2-1 advantage into halftime.
Just less than eight minutes into the second half, at the 42:50 mark, the Retrievers were awarded a penalty stroke. Junior Julie Moore (Rising Sun,
The Mountain Hawks were awarded a penalty corner about three minutes later, at the 45:46 mark. Iannarone sent the ball to Mary Beth Kuenne, who scored the eventual game-winner to give Lehigh a 3-1 lead.
Despite a two-goal deficit late in the game, the Retrievers did not go down without a fight. Senior attack Katie Cutchall (
Cutchall’s goal moves her into sole possession of seventh place on the Retrievers’ all-time scoring list with 22 points.
Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) played most of the game in the cage for UMBC, tallying two saves while allowing all three Mountain Hawk goals. Junior Kathryn Tag (Havre de
Freshman Emily Smith (Rising Sun,
UMBC out-shot Lehigh, 8-6, but the Mountain Hawks had a 4-2 advantage on penalty corners.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, Sept. 17, when they travel to