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Kimener, Blevins Lead 12th-Ranked Men's Lacrosse to 9-6 Victory at Towson
Junior goalkeeper Jeremy Blevins was outstanding, making 16 saves, including 12 in the second half as he allowed only three late second half scores. Junior attackman Ryan Smith added a goal and two helpers, while freshman attackman Dom Scalzo posted his first multi-goal effort of his tenure with a pair of scores.
The Retrievers would hold
There were three ties and a pair of lead changes a deliberately played first half. Kimener scored twice and Smith put the Retrievers ahead, 4-3 at halftime on an unassisted tally with 1:49 to play in the second quarter.
UMBC struck twice in a span of 26 seconds in the third quarter, as Kimener scored a man-up goal at the 13:32 mark, and sophomore midfielder Kyle Wimer’s dash to the goal and score put the Retrievers ahead, 6-3. Wimer would feed sophomore attackman Matt Latham on the inside for UMBC’s seventh score with 5:52 remaining in the third quarter and Scalzo finished the run by converting on the fast break 4:11 into the final frame.
The Retrievers had the edge in most of the statistical categories as they outshot Towson, 38-31, had seven more ground balls (48-41), controlled 10 of 18 draws, cleared 21 of 26 times and scored on two of four extra-man chances.
UMBC returns to conference play for good as they travel to
Notes: UMBC won its second straight in the series and has won for the third time in the last five meetings at Unitas Stadium…