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UMBC FIELD HOCKEY DROPS CONFERENCE OPENER, 9-5, TO VERMONT
Freshman Danielle Guldner scored three points against Vermont with her first career goal and assist.
McClintock took a feed from teammate Megan Maynard just 0:31 into the game to give the Catamounts an early 1-0 lead. But the Retrievers tied it up less than two minutes later, as senior attack Katie Cutchall (Hustontown, Pa./Forbes Road) converted a pass from freshman attack Danielle Guldner (Enola, Pa./East Pennsboro) at 2:22. The goal was Cutchall’s third on the season and gives her a team-leading eight points, while the assist was the first of Guldner’s career.
McClintock tallied three more times in the next six and a half minutes, twice on dishes from Danielle Collins and once unassisted, to give Vermont a 4-1 advantage. Guldner closed the Catamount to 4-2 before halftime with her first career goal on an assist from junior attack Rebekah Krolus (
Junior attack/midfielder Kristi Troster (
But sisters Merrie-Beth and Megan Maynard responded almost right away, as Merrie-Beth tallied 30 seconds later at 37:02 and Megan added a goal at 38:33 on an assist from Merrie-Beth to give the Catamounts a 6-3 advantage.
Collins added to
But the Catamounts were not finished yet, as Liz Berry converted a pass from Kate Lipton at 56:56 before Kari Furlani took a dish from Maegan Luce at 59:45 to give
The Retrievers were awarded a penalty corner as time expired, and junior midfielder/attack Julie Moore (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) notched her third goal of the season, while freshman defender Emily Smith (Rising Sun, Md./Rising Sun) was credited with her team-leading fourth assist on the year.
Senior defender Tiffany Deinzer (
Sophomore goalie Ashley Benitez (Sykesville, Md./Century) recorded eight saves in 49:28, allowing six Catamount goals before junior Kathryn Tag (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace/U.S. Merchant Marine Academy) took over for the final 20:32 of play and stopped two shots while allowing three Vermont goals. Catamount goalkeeper Ariel Eber tallied one save against three goals allowed in 56:56 of play before Erin Hickey took over for the final , stopping two shots against two goals allowed.
UMBC’s three active scoring leaders all added to their career points totals in the game.
Still in search of their first-ever America East Conference victory, the Retrievers return home next Saturday, Oct. 8, to host league foe Boston University at noon at UMBC Stadium.