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MEN'S LACROSSE SCORES EIGHT SECOND-QUARTER GOALS; DEFEATS HARTFORD, 15-8
Baltimore, Md.—The 13th-ranked UMBC men’s lacrosse team exploded for eight second quarter goals and defeated visiting Hartford, 15-8, in an America East Conference match-up in a steady rain at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers improved to 5-4 overall and 2-0 in America East play, while Harford falls to 2-9, 0-3. UMBC dominated the first 30 minutes, outshooting the Hawks, 29-6 and denying all three Hartford clearing attempts. It took some time for UMBC to solve the Hartford zone defense, but junior attackmen Drew Westervelt (8:36) and Andy Gallagher (10:04) scored less than two minutes apart midway through the stanza to give UMBC a 2-0 advanatage. After Hartford senior midfielder Josh Wasson-McQuigge scored the first of his game-high five goals to cut the lead in half at the 10:47 mark, Gallagher struck again at the 12:43 mark, converting a Terry Kimener feed to give the hosts a 3-1 lead after 15 minutes. That goal started a 7-0 Retriever surge as UMBC scored six times in the first 6:47 of the second quarter. Senior attackman Brendan Mundorf scored all three of his goals on the day in that span. Wasson-McQuigge stemmed the run with a goal from Tom Harris at 9:12, but junior midfielder Evan Kay answered at the 11:42 mark and Gallagher put away a Terry Kimener feed with 10 seconds to play in the half to stake the Retrievers to a 11-2 halftime edge. UMBC built the advantage to 14-3 early in the fourth quarter, before Hartford scored four straight goals in a span of 2:28.Gallagher led UMBC with four goals and one assist, while Mundorf (3-1-4) and Kimener (1-3-4) added four-point performances. Westervelt posted two goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Brian Tobin produced his first multi-point career game with three assists. Attackman Matt Curtin, midfielder P.J. Kimener and defender Steve Settembrino added their first career scores for UMBC. Wasson-McQuigge scored five times on nine shots for the Hawks, while senior midfielder Matt Holman added two goals and two helpers. Junior attackman Tom Harris contributed a goal and two assist for Hartford. UMBC freshman netminder Jeremy Blevins played the first 30 minutes and saw only six shots, making two saves, while allowing a pair of goals. Sophomore David Coker allowed six second half goals and also posted a pair of saves. Hartford also used two netminders—freshman starter Jon McMahon made four saves, while allowing 11 first half goals and classmate Garret Allwes had five stops, while permitting four scores. Notes: UMBC improved to 3-0 all-time vs. Hartford and scored 15 goals in a game for the first time since tallying 18 at Hartford on April 2, 2005…Mundorf moved past Marty Cloud (’81) and into sixth place on UMBC’s all-time scoring list as he now has 96 goals and 66 assists for 162 points…the Retrievers play their next two games on the road, visiting Binghamton next Saturday and Vermont on April 22 before concluding the regular season at home vs. Stony Brook on April 29.