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FIORANI'S LATE GOAL GIVE WOMEN'S LACROSSE 14-13 WIN AT VERMONT
BURLINGTON, Vt. - UMBC junior Kelly Fiorani converted a free position
shot with 23 seconds left and goalkeeper Kristina Raab saved Ashleigh
Wilson's last second shot to lift the UMBC Retrievers to a 14-13 victory
over Vermont in America East Conference action at Centennial Field.
The win was the first league victory for UMBC of the year as it improves to
3-8 and 1-3 on the season. Vermont falls to 4-8 and 1-2 on the year.
UMBC and UVM continued to trade goals throughout the first half. The
Catamounts built a two-goal cushion twice, but a goal by Kate
Worthington with 2:28 left in the half cut UVM's lead to one and the
Catamounts would take the 8-7 advantage into the locker room.
In the second half, UMBC scored three of the first four goals to take
its first lead of the game, 10-9, on a tally by Jocena Vendetti at the
18:33 mark. The Retrievers took a two-goal lead, 12-10, with six
minutes to play. Vermont rallied, scoring three straight goals from
Sara Talbot , Ashleigh Wilston and Becky Kenison to take a 13-12 lead with just over three minutes left in the contest.
A Vermont turnover led to a goal by Kelly Fahey with exactly one minute left to knot the game up 13-13. With time winding down, Fiorani was able to draw a foul and earned the free position shot for the game-winner. Vermont had one last shot to tie the game. On the ensuing draw control, UVM's Wilson collected the
ball and raced down the field but her shot, with one second left, was
stopped by Raab.
Raab finished the game with 11 saves, while Meaghan Hanley made eight stops in the Vermont net.