Meghan Keelan leads the Retrievers with 10 points (5g, 5a).
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team will host local rival Loyola Tuesday evening at at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers (1-1) are coming off an 18-12 loss at Virginia Tech on Friday.
A Look Ahead
Tuesday, Feb. 28 – No. 14 Loyola at UMBC, , UMBC Stadium: The Greyhounds (1-0) were ranked 14th in the IWLCA preseason poll and are coming off a season-opening 16-10 victory over Delaware. Junior Kate McHarg was an All-American in 2005 and has been named to the preseason Tewaaraton Trophy watch list. She led Loyola to the victory over the Blue Hens with a career-high seven goals and an assist. The Greyhounds lead the all-time series against the Retrievers, 20-3-1. The teams last faced each other March 1, 2005, in both teams’ season opener, with Loyola winning, 20-8 at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
Friday, Feb. 24 – Virginia Tech 18, UMBC 12: Senior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) tied a career high with five goals, but the Retrievers suffered their first loss of the season. Fiorani added two assists for seven points, while junior midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) and sophomore attack Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) each scored twice. Sophomore attack Meghan Keelan (Randallstown, Md./Mount de Sales) added a goal and an assist for two points.
Fiorani Climbs Charts
Fioranihas scored seven goals on the short season to give her 108 in her career, leaving her just three shy of tying Robi Tamargo and Dolly Ginter for 10th all-time at UMBC. With seven points against Virginia Tech, Fiorani moves past Debbie Kratsel into 10th place all-time with 145 points, just three behind Ginter.
Most Career Goals
6. Jen Dragoni ('01-'04) 123
7. Jamie Gerhart ('99-'02) 120
8. Jackie Seboda ('87-'90) 115
9. Renee Tirocchi ('98-'01) 114
10. Robi Tamargo ('81-'83) 111
Dolly Ginter ('85-'87) 111
Kelly Fiorani (’03-Present) 108
Most Career Points
6. Jamie Gerhart 173
7. Jackie Seboda 158
8. Jenny Held 153
9. Dolly Ginter 148
10. Kelly Fiorani 145
11. Debbie Krastel 143
Keelan has already surpassed her goal total and doubled her point total from a year ago. She scored four goals and five points in 10 games in 2005, but she posted four goals and eight points in the first contest of the 2006 campaign, then added a goal and two points against Virginia Tech, giving her five goals and 10 points on the season… Senior Ede Carpenter (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville/CCBC-Catonsville) posted the first two goals of her career in the win over Howard… Keelan and junior attack Jen Kasper (Eldersburg, Md./South Carroll) each scored four goals against Howard. The last time the Retrievers had two players score four or more goals in the same game was April 3, 2004, when Fiorani and Lauren Hess each tallied five in the 24-10 win over the Seawolves… Fiorani leads the Retrievers with seven goals on the short season, followed by Fahey with six and Keelan with five. Keelan ranks first with 10 points, followed by Fiorani with nine and Levendusky and Kasper with eight each. Keelan and Kasper each have five assists to lead the team… Freshmen goalkeepers Susie Sweeney (Madison, N.J./Madison) and Jen Venter (Crownsville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian) have combined to play all 120 minutes in the net this season. The last time two freshmen played the majority of the time in goal for the Retrievers was 2004, when Kristina Raab and Jena Goldstein played all 959 minutes at the position.