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MEN'S LACROSSE EDGES BINGHAMTON, 6-3, WILL TAKE ON ALBANY IN AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Baltimore, Md.—Sophomore midfielder Terry Kimener scored three goals as top-seeded UMBC (9-4) edged fourth-seeded Binghamton (7-8), 6-3, in the first semi-final of the America East Tournament at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers will face the three-time defending champion Albany, a 14-13 overtime winner vs. Stony Brook, in Sunday's title game. UMBC has now won five straight games and seven of its last eight.
The game was the lowest scoring game in the history of the America East Tournament (2000). In 2003, top-seeded
It was the third quarter which again made the difference for UMBC. They had outscored their last three opponents, 14-5, in the third quarter and snapped a 2-2 halftime tie with a pair of third quarter scores. Senior attackman Brendan Mundorf scored an unassisted goal just 2:57 into the stanza, coming from behind the goal to beat
Kimener gave UMBC a 5-2 lead 36 seconds into the fourth quarter when UMBC again broke a
With three goals and a helper, Kimener produced his third straight game with four points or more. Mundorf and Westervelt each contributed a goal and an assist, while junior midfielder Kelvin Moulden scored his first collegiate goal. Williams led
Both goalkeepers were outstanding, as UMBC netminder Jeremy Blevins made eight saves, while allowing a season-low three goals. McKeown had nine stops for the Bearcats.
The last time UMBC allowed three goals in a game was in 2000, when they posted a 15-3 win over Stony Brook.