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MEN'S LACROSSE UPENDS QUINNIPIAC, 12-7
UMBC won its third of four America East contests as they defeated Quinnipiac, 12-7 in America East Conference play on Saturday in Hamden, Conn. The loss drops the Bobcats record to 1-8 (0-2 America East), while the Retrievers improve to 4-4 (3-1 America East).
UMBC got the game started by scoring four consecutive goals, including two by Drew Westervelt. Quinnipiac cut the score to 4-1 thanks to Leigh DiPace's first goal of the game with :28 left in the first quarter. The Retrievers extended their lead by scoring the second quarter's first three goals. Travis Tomczak, Brendan Mundorf and Westervelt all tallied goals during the scoring run to give UMBC a 7-1 lead with 10:32 to go in the second.
The Bobcats responded by scoring four straight goals, including two by DiPace, to make the score 7-5, UMBC with 10:09 to go in the third quarter. After two consecutive UMBC goals, the Bobcats back to within three at 9-6, with 5:42 to go in the third frame. However, that would be as close as Quinnipiac would get as the Retrievers scored three of the game's final four goals to clinch the 12-7 victory.
Mundorf and Westervelt each tallied three goals to lead the Retrievers. Kevin Cepelak had seven saves for UMBC.