Men's Lacrosse Travels to Vermont For Saturday Noon America East Clash
The UMBC menís lacrosse team takes to the road to take on the Vermont Catamounts on Saturday, April 24 at noon. The opening face off is set for noon at Moulton-Winder Field. Live video is available for the America East clash at www.uvmathletics.com.
A UMBC win would clinch the Retrieversí seventh-consecutive berth (in seven America East campaigns) in the four-team America East Tournament.
LAST TIME OUT: UMBC (3-7, 2-1 America East) won back-to-back games for the first time this season as the Retrievers defeated rival Albany, 12-7, at UMBC Stadium on April 17. Senior attackman Matt Latham scored a career-best six goals to pace the Retriever attack. The Retrievers never trailed in the game and won for the fifth consecutive time over the Great Danes.
UMBC moved into a tie with Albany and Vermont for second place in the America East Conference.
RETRIEVER LEADERS: Senior midfielder Kyle Wimer added two goals and two assists vs. Albany and leads the team with 30 points (12 goals, 18 assists). He is tied for fifth in the nation with points in 29 consecutive games. Latham leads the squad with 21 goals and is sixth in America East with 2.1
NATIONAL LEADER: Senior LSM Mike Camardo tied a season-high with six caused turnovers vs. Albany and has tied last yearís total with 32. He is second in the nation in CTís/game with 3.2 per game.
THE CATAMOUNTS: Vermont (3-10, 2-1) recorded a big 13-7 win at Hartford on Saturday before falling vs. Dartmouth, 18-13 on Tuesday. Freshman attack Drew Philie scored five goals and added two assists vs. the Big Green. He leads the Catamounts with 24 goals and 21 assists for 45 points.
THE SERIES: UMBC has defeated Vermont in all six meetings between the two squads, but the match-ups in Burlington have all been tightly-contested. In 2008, the Retrievers edged the Catamounts, 8-6, in Burlington, but last season, UMBC scored a season-high 18 goals in an 18-5 romp.