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JACOBS' OVERTIME GOAL GIVES WOMEN'S LACROSSE 9-8 TRIUMPH OVER AMERICAN
The Retrievers have won two straight and improve to 2-4, while
The contest featured seven ties and four lead changes and American had the largest lead of the game at 6-4 early in the second half. But UMBC scored three straight times, including sophomore midfielder Kelly Faheyís free position score which gave the Retrievers a 7-6 advantage with 4:19 remaining. But Americanís Rebecca Copeland re-tied the score at 7-all on an unassisted tally just 70 seconds later. UMBC looked to be in good shape for the win as junior attacker Kate Worthington turned an American turnover into a score with remaining and the Retrievers captured the ensuing draw. But UMBC committed a turnover with 42 seconds left, and the Eaglesí Sarah Milewski sent the game into extra time by converting a Moriah Linnell feed with just 18 seconds to play.
There was no scoring in the first three-minute overtime session, but UMBC junior midfielder Kelly Fiorani found a cutting Jacobs inside and UMBCís leading scorer posted her 15th goal in 6 games to give the Retrievers the lead. Americanís Copeland had a chance with to play, but her shot from close range went wide, and UMBC was able to run out the clock after regaining possession.
UMBCís Fahey led all scorers in the game with 2 goals and 3 assists and she recorded 8 draw controls. Linnell led the Eagles with 2 goals and 2 assists, while Copeland added 2 goals and 1 assist and Chelsea Kapp scored twice for the visitors. In goal, UMBCís Kristina Raab made 12 saves, including the only two of overtime, while Americanís Kathleen Finnegan posted 10 stops.
UMBC improved to 7-2 in the all-time series vs. American and recorded their second straight one-goal win over the Eagles after a 13-12 win in