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Hopmann Paces Offense as Men's Lacrosse Triumphs at Vermont, 11-8
Scott Hopmann has 8 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 outings.
UMBC improved to 2-0 in league play and 4-5 overall, while
Hopmann added an assist for his second consecutive four-point game. Senior midfielder Rob Grimm (
The Retrievers led, 6-3, late in the second quarter, but
The Catmounts forged the only tie of the game as Philie recorded his fourth goal with 6:50 to play in the third quarter.
But the Retrievers made the contestís pivotal run of 4-0 and took command at 10-6 with 8:05 remaining. Hopmann started and ended the surge, giving UMBC the lead for good on an unassisted score with 1:13 to play in the third. Just 45 seconds into the fourth quarter, freshman midfielder Derek Bertolini (
Hopmann finalized the run to give UMBC its first four-goal lead of the game and the Retrievers kept the hosts from closing with three goals down the stretch to defeat
UMBC junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (
Poe won 16 of 23 face-offs and corralled a season best nine ground balls.
UMBC led, 3-2, after one quarter, a stanza which was highlighted by the first career goal by sophomore LSM Nathan Klein (). Klein gave the Retrievers a 3-1 advantage 16 seconds after Philie scored his first goal of the game, scooping up a Poe face-off win and beating
After scoring five points in his first five outings of the season, Hopmann now has eight goals and 11 points in his last three. Lustgarten has eight assists in his last three contests.
UMBC returns home to face America East rival Stony Brook on Saturday, April 14.