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WOMEN'S LACROSSE EDGES STONY BROOK, 18-14, TO GARNER FINAL SLOT IN AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT
Baltimore, MD—Junior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) scored 5 goals and added an assist as host UMBC (5-9, 3-3 America East) edged Stony Brook (8-7, 2-4 A. East), 18-14, at UMBC Stadium and captured the fourth and final spot in next week’s America East Tournament.
UMBC will face the #1 seed on that team’s home turf, but will not learn their travel plans until Sunday afternoon, as the undefeated
The Seawolves took a 6-3 lead midway through the first half after scoring five unanswered goals. But UMBC closed the half on a 6-1 run, taking the lead for good at 8-7 on Fiorani’s first goal of the game on a free position shot with 16 seconds left in the half. UMBC won the ensuing draw and freshman attacker Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) ripped home a shot from 11 yards out just 10 seconds after Fiorani’s score.
UMBC would extend the lead to 14-10 midway through the second half, and Fiorani scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 run. But the Seawolves cut the lead in half with back-to-back scores by
With her effort, Fiorani, this week’s co-America East Player of the Week, eclipsed the 100-goal plateau in her career, as she now has 101 goals and 34 assists. She has scored 14 goals in her last 3 games.
Levendusky, sophomore midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) , and senior midfielder Anna Jacobs (