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Jones Nets Five Goals, But Men's Lacrosse Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short in 10-8 Setback to Stony Brook
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior attackman Scott Jones (
The Seawolves won their 17th consecutive regular season contest and improved to 3-0 in the conference and 4-7 overall, while UMBC slipped to 2-1 in league play and 4-6 overall.
Jones was UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, while Stony Brook senior midfielder Robbie Campbell earned the honor for his side.
The Retrievers trailed, 9-2, late in the third quarter, but exploded for five goals in the span of 3:11 to trim the deficit to 9-7 with 12:17 remaining. Jones started the surge by converting a Joe Lustgarten (
Sophomore face-off specialist Phil Poe (
Gregoire picked off a Stony Brook clearing pass and fed Jones on the left doorstep for UMBC’s sixth goal at the 13:16 mark and Jones’ rocket from a sharp left angle on freshman Derek Bertolini’s (
The Retrievers had two possessions to cut the lead to one, but committed turnovers in each case. The second miscue led to a Seawolf fast break and freshman attackman Mike Rooney scored to restore a three-goal visitor margin at 10-7 with 8:11 to play.
Jones scored his team-leading 27th goal on a cross-field feed from junior middie Scott Hopmann (
Lustgarten had a goal and two helpers for UMBC and now has 10 assists in his last four outings.
Poe won 15 of 22 face-offs and led all players with eight ground balls. But UMBC suffered 21 turnovers in the game, mostly in the offensive end, as they only failed to clear on one of 16 opportunities.
Rooney also scored four times for Stony Brook.
Stony Brook scored the game’s first three goals and UMBC did not get on the board until 2:54 remained in the first quarter, when Lustgarten scored an unassisted goal. The Seawolves led, 5-1 after 15 minutes and 6-2 at halftime.
Shots were even at 30 apiece and UMBC junior goalkeeper Adam Cohen (
The Retrievers have another opportunity to take on an undefeated America East squad when they face