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18TH RANKED UMBC KNOCKS OFF 15TH RANKED ALBANY, 10-9, IN AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE OPENER
Terry Kimener scored three goals with an assist on Sunday.
UMBC earned a man advantage on a holding call by Garrett Pedley of the Great Danes at the 2:35 mark in the first quarter with the game tied 2-2. Just before the 30 second minor had expired, Kay took a pass from Andy Gallagher, firing the shot in the back of the Great Danes net to give the Retrievers the lead at 3-2.
Kayís goal turned out to be the game winner as UMBC never relinquished the lead the remainder of the game.
The Retrievers put on a solo show to open the second quarter as Mundorf tallied two unassisted goals and Kimener added another unassisted goal as the Retrievers scored the first three goals of the second stanza to run out to a 6-2 lead by the 11:03 mark.
UMBC responded with a goal by Kimener to end the half and one by Kay to open the third quarter to move back up by three at 8-5.
Gallagher scored the opening goal of the fourth quarter for UMBC at the 13:01 mark. The Retrievers held the two-goal advantage until Mark Cometti scored an unassisted goal with 5:20 to play, pulling
With a man advantage, Mundorf found Kay to cushion the Retriever lead at 1:53.
The Retrievers, who won 13 of 23 face-offs in the game, won the last face-off as UMBC was able to control the clock the remaining 1:30 to hold on for the win.
Retriever net minder Jeremy Blevins was outstanding defending the UMBC goal as the freshman goalkeeper made nine saves in the game, including five in the fourth quarter. Blevins was able to deflect a couple of point blank shots at the UMBC net. Kay, Kimener and Mundorf each finished with four points on three goals and an assist.
Brett Queener stopped 13 UMBC shots for the Great Danes. Thomson and Resetarits led the Great Danes with four points each, both scoring two goals with two assists.
UMBC returns to action when they host