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WOMEN’S LACROSSE FALLS TO VIRGINIA TECH, 18-12
Kelly Fiorani scored five goals and added two assists to lead all players with seven points against Virginia Tech.
Blacksburg, Va.-Despite five goals from senior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (
The Hokies jumped out to an early 3-0 lead before sophomore attack Meghan Keelan (
But Virginia Tech would score eight of the next 10 goals to take an 11-4 lead with to play in the first half and took a 13-6 advantage into halftime. Fiorani and junior midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) each scored twice before intermission.
After a quick Hokie goal by Kady McBrearty, the Retrievers went on a 5-1 run to pull to within four at 15-11. Sophomore attack Ali Levendusky (
But Virginia Tech would score three of the final four goals of the game for the 18-12 victory. Fiorani notched the last Retriever goal with to play.
Freshmen goalkeepers Jen Venter (Crownsville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) and Susie Sweeney (Madison, N.J./Madison) each played a half in the net and each recorded four saves, with Venter allowing 13 Hokie goals and Sweeney allowing five. Virginia Tech goalie Carrie Hill stopped nine Retriever shots.
The Hokies out-shot the Retrievers, 36-25, but the teams were even with 18 ground balls and 16 draw controls apiece.
Fiorani led UMBC with five goals, two assists and seven points on 5-for-6 shooting. Fahey and Levendusky each scored twice, while Keelan tallied two points on a goal and an assist.
The Retrievers return to action Tuesday, Feb. 28, when they return home to take on local rival Loyola at at UMBC Stadium.