Durham, N.H. —Second-seededBostonUniversity (9-9) survived a major scare, as the Terriers held off a spirited UMBC (5-11) squad, 12-10, in the second semi-final contest at the America East Championships. The Terriers will face top-seeded New Hampshire in the title game on Saturday.
UMBC, which lost 14-6 to BostonUniversity during the regular season, never led, but three times rallied to within a goal in the second half. After UMBC junior midfielder Anna Jacobs scored with 1 second remaining in the first half to make it 7-5, freshman Kelly Fahey scored into the second half to bring UMBC within 7-6. The two teams traded the next four goals, but Terrier Lindsay Lewis would score 2 goals in a3-0 run to give BU a 12-8 lead with to play.
The Retrievers fought back, as sophomore attacker Kate Worthington scored her fourth goal of the game with to play, and junior Lauren Hess converted a Jen Dragoni feed with left to bring UMBC to within a pair of goals. But the rally ended there as the Terriers held on for the victory and the right to defend their America East title vs. UNH.
Worthington led UMBC with 4 goals, while Dragoni tallied a goal and 3 assists in her final collegiate game. Dragoni is UMBC’s all-time assists leader with 63. Kelly Fiorani added 2 goals and 1 assist. Boston outshot UMBC, 27-22, and freshman netminder Kristina Raab made11 saves for the Retrievers.