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Latham Posts Career-Best Six Goals as Men's Lacrosse Outlasts Albany, 12-7
Baltimore—Senior attackman Matt Latham (Liberty) scored a career-high six goals as host UMBC (3-7, 2-1) won its second consecutive game, a 12-7 victory over Albany (3-9, 2-1) at UMBC Stadium. Senior midfielder Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa.) added two goals and two assists for UMBC, while sophomore attackman Rob Grimm (Black River, N.Y.) had a goal and three helpers.
Albany was led by senior attackman Dave Brock, who tied a career-high with four goals. He and Latham were their squad
UMBC also got outstanding defensive work from senior long-stick midfielder Mike Camardo (Altamont, N.Y/.), who caused six Albany turnovers and collected five ground balls and freshman goalkeeper Adam Cohen (The Severn School), who recorded nine saves.
The Retrievers never trailed, drawing a spark on a rare man-down goal. With the score tied at one and Jordan Pierce on the sideline serving a tripping penalty, Camardo led fast break and fed Grimm on the edge of the crease to give UMBC a 2-1 lead at the 8:04 mark of the first quarter.
UMBC led, 3-2 after one quarter and matched a season-high with six goals in a quarter to take a 9-4 halftime lead. The Retrievers opened the quarter on a 4-0 run, which was halted on a Brock goal with 4:38 to play in the quarter. But UMBC scored twice in 11 seconds, as Latham scored his third of the game with 1:02 remaining in the half, and after winning the draw, senior midfielder Maxx Davis (Friends School) gave UMBC a 9-3 lead on an unassisted score.
Latham scored all three Retriever goals in the second half and Brock posted all three for the visitors. Brock’s final score cut the deficit to 11-7 with 9:25 to play, but Latham took an inside feed from Grimm and scored from eight yards out to finalize the scoring with 4:50 remaining.
The Retrievers have recorded four consecutive wins over the Great Danes and lead the overall series, 8-3.
UMBC faces Vermont in Burlington on April 24. The Catamounts won at Hartford, 13-6, today and are tied with the Retrievers and Great Danes at 2-1 in the conference.
Notes: Junior face-off specialist J.D. Harkey (Purcellville, Va.) scored his first career goal during the second quarter… Wimer has now scored in 29 consecutive games, tied for the fourth-longest streak in the country… He now has 128 career points (65 goals, 63 assists) and is now tied for 15th in scoring in school history.