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PENN RALLIES TO NIP MEN'S LACROSSE, 12-11 IN OVERTIME
Philadelphia, Pa.—James Riordan scored at the 2:45 mark of overtime to give host Pennsylvania (4-0) a come-from-behind 12-11 win over UMBC (2-2) at Franklin Field. UMBC built a halftime lead of 7-2 and when junior midfielder Evan Kay scored 16 seconds into the fourth quarter, the Retrievers led, 11-7. But the Quakers scored three goals in just over three minutes to cut the gap to 11-10 with 10:05 to play. Then Alan Eberstein got the game-tying goal with 8:35 to play in regulation. UMBC had a pair of shots in overtime, but Riordan won it late in the first overtime period with his lone score of the day. The Retrievers did not trail until the game’s end. They led, 4-1, after one quarter and senior attackman Brendan Mundorf sparked a three-goal second stanza which put UMBC ahead by five goals at intermission. Penn cut the deficit to 9-7, but Kay scored on an extra-man goal with 1:20 to play in the third quarter and again 16 seconds in the final stanza to give the Retrievers a four-goal margin. Senior midfielder James Hyland, who scored a career-best four goals vs. Johns Hopkins on Tuesday, scored three goals and added an assist. Mundorf had his most productive game of the season with two goals and two assists, while sophomore midfielder Terry Kimener (2g, 1a) and junior attackman Drew Westervelt (1g, 2a) also had three-point afternoons. Eberstein led Penn with two goals and two assists. Penn outshot UMBC, 41-29, including 16-2 in the fourth quarter. Retriever netminder Jeremy Blevins had ten saves for UMBC.The Retreivers host No.1-ranked Maryland on March 18.