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Men's Lacrosse Defeats 12th-Ranked Towson, 11-9
The Retrievers improved to 5-4 on the season and defeated the Tigers for the first time since 2003.
Both goalkeepers were brilliant, as Retriever sophomore netminder Jeremy Blevins made 14 saves, including nine of 12 shots on goal in the second half.
The game was tied at six-all at intermission and Tiger attackman Jonathan Engelke gave the visitors their final lead on a goal at the 11:08 mark of the third quarter. But Hopmann tied the game on an extra-man goal on a feed from Ratcliffe just 24 seconds later after a delay of game call vs.
The Retrievers took an 8-7 lead into the fourth quarter and scored twice in the first 4:11 of the stanza. Ratcliffe intercepted a Tiger clearing effort and scored into an empty net at the 1:44 mark, then Hopmann tied a record set by five other Retrievers with a man-up score to give the hosts a 10-7 advantage.
Senior attackman Drew Westervelt added a pair of goals and an assist for UMBC, while junior middie Terry Kimener had a goal and two helpers. Bobby Griebe led
The Retrievers are now 4-0 this season in games decided by three or less goals and have won four home games (4-1) by a combined six scores.
UMBC faces America East foe