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Men's Lacrosse Drops 13-9 Decision at Second-Ranked Albany
Albany, N.Y.—The UMBC men’s lacrosse team won many of the statistical battles, but could not overcome a 5-1 first half deficit and fell, 13-9 to second-ranked Albany on the Great Danes’ final regular season home game of the 2007 season.
The 20th-ranked Retrievers lost their America East opener for the first time in four years of conference play and saw their overall mark fall to 4-4, while Albany improved to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in the league. Three of UMBC’s four losses have occurred to teams currently ranked in the USILA top ten.
UMBC is now 0-3 on the road this season and was plagued again by a slow start away from home. The Retrievers lost six of eight first half draws and could only manage a Cayle Ratcliffe goal early in the second quarter.
After the teams exchanged the third quarter’s first four goals, the Retrievers appeared primed for a late game rally as senior midfielders P.J. Kimener and Josh Porcell scored in a span of 55 seconds late in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 7-5. But UA’s Mike Ammann scored with 17 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the Great Danes scored two more times to open the final stanza to rebuild the lead to 10-5.
But UMBC had another rally as they matched
However, the Great Danes responded with another three straight goals in a span of 2:35, ending UMBC’s hopes of the come-from-behind win
Ratcliffe led a balanced UMBC attack with two goals and two assists. Wimer added a pair of goals and Westervelt had two assists, but combined with linemate Andy Gallagher and junior midfielder Terry Kimener to produce just one goal.
Frank Resetarits scored three goals and added one assist to lead UAlbany.
The Retrievers will face another nationally-ranked opponent when cross-town rival