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Men's Lacrosse Drops 13-7 Decision to Fourth-Ranked Maryland
BALTIMOREóUMBC sophomore attackman Shane Ryznar (Crofton ,Md./DeMatha) scored four goals, but the host Retrievers scored on only three of 20 first half shots and fell to fourth-ranked Maryland (5-0), 13-7, before 2,670 sun-drenched fans at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers (1-5) had won three consecutive games in the series, which has been played each year since 1982. The game concluded a stretch of four consecutive contests where UMBC faced teams ranked in the USILA top eight. The Retrievers have next week off before opening the America East Conference schedule vs.15th-ranked Stony Brook on April 3.
UMBC senior long-stick midfielder Mike Camardo (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) was the Retrieversí America East Player of the Game. The nationís leader in caused turnovers created six in the game and came away with six ground balls.
Ryznar, who entered todayís contest with three career goals, tied the game at 1-1 on an unassisted tally at the 5:48 mark of the first quarter. But the Terrapins would go on a 5-0 run, holding UMBC off the board until Matt Latham (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored at the 6:17 mark to bring the hosts to within 6-2. After two additional Terrapin goals, UMBC grabbed momentum as Ryznar scored on a feed from sophomore attackman Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y./Carthage) with six seconds to play in the first half to enter the locker room trailing 8-3.
UMBC was outshot, 21-20, in the first half, but Terrapin senior netminder Brian Phipps made nine first half saves.
Each team scored three goals in the third quarter and the Retrievers closed the stanza with back-to-back scores to stay within striking distance at 11-6 after 45 minutes. But Maryland junior attackman Grant Catalino, who led all scorers with four goals and three assists, scored his final goal just 2:47 into the fourth quarter and the Maryland defense held UMBC without a goal until senior midfielder Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) scored a man-up goal with 2:11 to play.
The goal extended Wimerís scoring streak to 25 straight games, the sixth-longest in the country entering play today.
Grimm and junior midfielder Jamie Kimbles (Centreville, Md./Queen Anneís) added two assists apiece for UMBC.
Senior goalkeeper Kevin Kohri (Sykesville, Md./Century) got his first start since the season opener and made nine saves in the game. Phipps finished with 12 stops in 57 minutes of action.
UMBC outshot the visitors, 42-36, and committed a season-low 12 turnovers in the game.