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Lustgarten, Retrievers Light Up Scoreboard as Men's Lacrosse Opens League Play with 16-12 Victory Over Hartford
Scott Jones added four goals and one assist for UMBC in the win over UH.
BALTIMORE- Junior attackman Joe Lustgarten (
The Retrievers improved to 3-4 overall with the victory, while the defending league champions slid to 3-7.
Lustgarten had surpassed his previous single game previous top totals of three goals and four points by the 6:27 mark of the second quarter as contributed a point on five of UMBC’s first seven goals, scoring four times and helping on another. He is the first Retriever to score eight points in a game since Ryan Smith had five goals and three assists vs.
Junior attackman Scott Jones (
Lustgarten was UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, while
UMBC never trailed as they took advantage of an early Hawk non-releaseable penalty and scored a pair of man-up goals in a 46-second span. Lustgarten opened the scoring 4:31 into the game, converting a feed from junior midfielder Nick Doub (
The Retrievers built the lead to 5-0 after 15 minutes and 8-2 at halftime.
The floodgates opened in the second half as each team scored six times in the third quarter and when the Hawks started the fourth quarter on a 3-0 run, they crept to within 14-11 with 8:47 remaining. But Gregoire broke the run, by putting a rebound past Hawk goalkeeper Scott Bement 62 seconds later and Lustgarten scored the Retrievers’ fourth man-up goal of the night 58 seconds after that to restore a five-goal margin at 16-11.
Hopmann added two goals and an assist for the victors, while
Cohen matched his career high, just recorded seven days ago vs. Loyola, with 15 saves. Bement, who entered the game 4-0 vs. UMBC, had 10 stops in the Hawk cage.
The win snapped a four-game losing streak by UMBC to their conference foes and boosted their all-time record vs.
The 16 goals scored by UMBC is a season high and the most since opening the 2011 campaign with 16 goals at Presbyterian. The 28 goals scored by the two squads is the most in a UMBC contest since a 15-13 loss at
The Retrievers are now 19-3 at home at UMBC Stadium in America East regular season contests.
UMBC travels to