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Men's Lacrosse Falls to Sixth-Ranked Princeton, 10-5, in Horrid Conditions
Princeton,N.J.—The sixth-ranked Princeton Tigers (4-0) defeated UMBC (1-4), 10-5, in miserable conditions at the Class of 1952 Stadium.
UMBC senior Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) extended his point-scoring streak to 24 with a goal and an assist to lead the Retrievers. Senior midfielder Maxx Davis (Baltimore, Md./Friends) added two assists for UMBC.
The entire game was played in torrential rains and sustained winds of 25 miles per hour with much higher gusts. Standing water appeared on the turf in the second half.
The Retrievers lost all seven first-half draws and fell behind, 5-1, after one quarter. Sophomore Brian McCullough (Garden City, N.Y.)got his second consecutive start, but allowed five scores and recorded two saves in the first 15 minutes. Senior Kevin Kohri (Sykesville, Md./Century) played the final 45 minutes for UMBC and made six saves, allowing five Tiger goals.
Princeton extended the lead to 7-1 early in the second quarter, before UMBC scored back-to-back goals by sophomore attackman Rob Grimm and senior long-stick midfielder Mike Camardo to cut the deficit to 7-3 with 2:07 remaining. But Princeton’s Jack McBride scored with five seconds to play in the half to give the Tigers an 8-3 halftime lead.
Senior attackman Matt Latham (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) and Wimer scored second half goals, but PU sophomore netminder Tyler Fiorito was outstanding in the nets, making 11 saves for the hosts.
UMBC hosts fifth-ranked Maryland next Saturday at UMB C Stadium.