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RETRIEVER ATTACK IGNITES 12-8 WIN OVER 12TH-RANKED DENVER
The Pioneers lost for the first time since an opening 13-7 setback to top-ranked
Classmate Drew Westervelt also set a career high with a four-assist performance and he added a pair of goals for a six-point afternoon. He became the 22nd player in school history to surpass the 100-point plateau and has moved into 20th place with 105 points (58 goals, 47 assists) The third member of UMBC’s attack unit, senior Brendan Mundorf, contributed four assists to the Retrievers’ top offensive output of the season. Mundorf became the ninth player in school history to hit the 150-point mark as he has 87 goals and 63 helpers.
UMBC was four-of-four on extra man in the first half, and did not commit a penalty.
The teams exchanged the next four goals as Ruport brought
Retriever midfielders James Hyland and Kay tallied twice, while Kimener posted a goal and an assist. Ruport led
UMBC prevailed despite an incredible effort by Pioneer senior midfielder Geoff Snider. Snider won 20 of 24 face offs, garnered 19 ground balls and added a pair of goals. Retriever freshman netminder Jeremy Blevins made a season high 13 saves in 60 minutes of work.
UMBC had been outscored, 19-4, in the fourth quarter in its previous five games, while the Pioneers had outpointed their foes, 16-3 in the final stanza. The Retrievers open league play next Sunday vs. three-time defending champion