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FAHEY LIFTS UMBC WOMEN'S LACROSSE OVER AMERICAN, 13-12, FOR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
WASHINGTON, D.C - UMBC (1-7) freshman Kelly Fahey scored with just 16 seconds left and American University could not answer as the Retrievers came away from Reeves Field Tuesday with a 13-12 win, its first victory of the season.
AU trailed 12-10 after Retriever junior Lauren Hess tallied an unassisted goal with 2:46 left. However, the Eagles responded when Tara Michael and Rebecca Copeland scored 15 seconds apart -- the fourth goal of the game for each -- to knot things up at 12 with 2:06 remaining in regulation.
The Retrievers won the ensuing draw control and worked the ball around until Fahey emerged from an unsettled situation to bury the game-winner.
American had held leads of 6-5 at the half and 8-5 six minutes into the second period, but UMBC ripped off five consecutive goals between the 22:44 mark and the 13:22 mark of the second stanza. The Retrievers' Jen Dragoni chipped in a goal and an assist during that run, and she finished the game with three goals and one assist.
UMBC trailed in ground balls, 22-10, but the Retrievers fired 17 second-half shots to lead that category, 27-26.