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BALANCED ATTACK, STRONG DEFENSE LEAD MEN'S LACROSSE TO A 9-5 WIN OVER AIR FORCE
UMBC is now 2-0 for the first time since 2003, while Air Force falls to 0-4.
Junior attackman Drew Westervelt led a balanced UMBC attack with a pair of goals and an assist. Seven other Retrievers hit the nets, including senior attackman Brendan Mundorf and sophomore midfielder Terry Kimener, who each posted a goal and two assists. Westervelt now has a point in 27 consecutive games.
Kimener got on the board first as he scored 3:09 into the game on a feed from Mundorf. Late in the period, UMBC scored twice in a span of 19 seconds Westervelt tallied with 2:18 remaining and Evan Kay scored a man-up goal on another pass from Mundorf.
Freshman Alex Hopmann scored his first collegiate goal midway through the second quarter and Mundorf scored his first goal of the season before the Falcons’ Kevin Crumrine broke nearly a 29-minute drought to cut the deficit to 5-1 at intermission.
UMBC built the lead to 9-2 after three quarters and were outshooting the Falcons, 33-9, after 45 minutes before Air Force scored three unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes.
Conrad Lochocki led AFA with a goal and two assists. Falcon netminder Justin Pavoni made 13 saves as UMBC outshot Air Force, 34-22. UMBC freshman netminder Jeremy Blevins played the first 45 minutes and made two saves, while allowing two goals. Sophomore David Coker and junior Billy Sadtler split the goalkeeping duties in the second half.
UMBC is now 4-0 in the all-time series with the Falcons. The Retrievers take on defending national champion Johns Hopkins on Tuesday evening at Homewood Field.