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Grimm Scores Five Points, Leads Men's Lacrosse Past Binghamton, 12-6
Vestal, N.Y.—UMBC sophomore attackman Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y.) tied a career-best with three goals and two assists, leading the visiting Retrievers to a 12-6 victory over Binghamton in an America East contest.
The win was the 200th in the career of UMBC head coach Don Zimmerman. He is now 200-121 in his 24th year as a collegiate mentor. Zimmerman is the 11th active coach to record 200 victories.
UMBC evened its America East mark at 1-1 and snapped a six-game slide, improving to 2-7 overall. Binghamton fell to 3-8, 0-2.
The 12 goals were a season-high for UMBC and the Retrievers ran their winning streak over Binghamton to ten in a row.
The game was tied at 2-2 after one quarter, when UMBC went on a 7-0 run to take a 9-2 advantage with 3:13 remaining in the third period. Junior midfielder Jamie Kimbles (Centreville, Md./Queen Anne’s) broke the 2-2 tie with his ninth goal of the season 2:11 into the second quarter. Freshman middie Nick Doub (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) scored 62 seconds after Kimbles and UMBC went into halftime with a 4-2 advantage.
The visitors scored the first five goals of the third quarter as five different Retrievers hit the nets. Binghamton responded with a 4-0 run to cut the deficit to 9-6 with 12:45 remaining. But after UMBC netminder Adam Cohen (Arnold, Md./The Severn School) made a save on a drive by BU’s Jack Doherty, Grimm found Kimbles with 8:27 remaining and to halt the Bearcat run. Grimm and senior attackman Matt Latham (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored over the next 2:15 to put the game away.
Doub led four other UMBC multiple-point scorers with two goals and one assist. Kimbles and Latham each tallied twice, while freshman midfielder Scott Hopmamn (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary’s) added one goal and one assist.
Freshman attackman Matt Springer and senior midfielder Andy Cook led Binghamton with two goals and one assist apiece.
Cohen made six saves to earn his second win of the season. Junior face-off specialist J.D. Harkey (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley) won 11 of 16 draws.
UMBC returns to action on Saturday, April 17 when they entertain America East rival Albany.