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Retrievers Fall to Vermont, 71-62, in Womenís Basketball
Amanda Robinson scored a season-high 14 points and was named the America East Player of the Game for UMBC.
BALTIMOREóFour Retrievers scored in double figures, but the UMBC womenís basketball team (9-18, 5-9 AEC) fell to America East rival Vermont (21-7, 12-3 AEC) by a score of 71-62 Saturday evening at RAC Arena.
The score remained close for most of the first half, as there were five ties in the first 13:16 of play and neither team led by more than five points during that time. But with the score tied at 20-20 with 6:44 remaining in the first half, the Catamounts scored six straight points, capitalizing on offensive rebounds and UMBC turnovers. The Retrievers pulled back to within two points, 26-24, with 2:14 on the clock, but 3-pointers by
Kotsopoulos led all scorers with 13 points in the first period on 5-for-8 shooting, including 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Senior guard Kristin Drabyn led the Retrievers with eight points. UMBC held a 22-15 rebounding advantage in the first half but shot just 31 percent to
The Catamounts came out hot in the second period, scoring on their first four possessions. The 10-0 run gave
UMBC extended that spurt to 25-8 over a span of 9:30, cutting
Though the Retrievers held her in check in the first half, Pilypaitis was unstoppable in the second, as she scored 24 of
Drabyn and senior center Amanda Robinson led the Retrievers with 14 points each, while Colabella and sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy added 12 each. Junior guard Chantay Frazier pulled down a team-best seven rebounds, all in the first half.
UMBC shot 50 percent in the second half and 39.3 percent in the game.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, March 5, when they host America East rival