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MARYLAND LACROSSE HANDLES UMBC, 19-9
Senior attackman Mike LaMonica scored a career high six goals and added two assists, as #10-ranked Maryland (9-4) kept its playoff hopes alive with a 19-9 victory over UMBC (5-7) in each team's regular season finale. The Terrapins, whose four losses all occurred by one goal this year, will await to see if they will receive an at-large bid for the NCAA Tournament. The pairings will be announced on Sunday evening. UMBC jumped on top, 2-0, on goals by Scott Steele and Justin Smith just 1:46 into the contest. But the Terrapins reeled off seven straight goals over the next 17 minutes to take command of the game. The run was capped by an extra-man goal by Dan Lamonica on an assist by his brother Mike 4:40 into the second quarter. The Terrapins increased the advantage to 11-4 at halftime, but UMBC sophomore attackman Justin Smith tried to keep the Retrievers in the game as he assisted on a Franklin Berry goal at 1:39 of the third quarter and answered a Terp goal with his third of the day to cut the deficit to 12-6 with 6:58 to play in the quarter. But Mike Lamonica scored three consecutive goals and Ryan Moran added another to give Maryland a prohibitive 16-6 advantage two minutes into the fourth quarter. Moran and Dan Lamonica had three goals each for Maryland, while Mike Mollot contributed a goal and three assists. Smith tallied a career best four goals for UMBC. Maryland (9-4) 4 7 3 5 19UMBC (5-7) 2 2 2 3 9Goals: UMCP-GOALS: Mike Lamonica 6, Dan Lamonica 3, Ryan Moran 3, Nate Watkins 2, Mike Mollot 1, Matt Brock 1, Brett Harper 1, Matt Urlock 1, Andrew Schwartzman 1. ASSISTS: Mollot 3, Watkins 3, Jamie Daue 1, M. Lamonica 1, Mike Morsell 1, Dave Matz 1, Alex Poole 1, Frank Luciano 1. UMBC SCORING GOALS: Justin Smith 4, Scott Steele 1, Pat Muston 1, Franklin Berry 1, Leigh DiPace 1, Adam Shiley 1, ASSISTS: Smith 1, Gavin Stringer 1.Maryland GOALIES: Danny McCormick 9 saves, 8ga, 54 min., T.C. Behm 0 saves, 1ga, 5 min., Matt Rzepkowski 0 saves, 0ga, 1 min. UMBC GOALIES: Tim Flanagan 13 saves, 16 ga, 52 min., Kevin Cepelak 2 saves, 3ga, 8 min.SHOTS: MD-49, UMBC-29; FACE-OFFS: MD-22, UMBC-10; GROUND BALLS: MD-49, UMBC-33; CLEARS/FAILS: MD-25/5, UMBC 25/3; PENALTIES: MD-2/1:30, UMBC-7/4:30. EXTRA-MAN OPPORTUNITIES: MD-3/7, UMBC 0/2; ATTENDANCE: 1,553.