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WOMEN’S LACROSSE FALLS TO OLD DOMINION, 11-7
Kelly Fiorani scored four points on three goals and an assist against Old Dominion.
The Monarchs scored first on the first of three goals by Melody Shotwell at the 8:04 mark, but the Retrievers quickly took a 2-1 lead on goals by Fiorani and junior midfielder Kelly Fahey. Old Dominion fought back to take a 3-2 lead into halftime with goals by Shotwell and Ashley Stanwick.
Stanwick and Caroline Jacobs scored quickly in the second half to give the Monarchs a 5-2 advantage before UMBC tallied two of its own by junior attack Heather Licht and sophomore attack Ali Levendusky.
But ODU notched another two on goals by Jessica Noone and Kelly Kimener to take a 7-4 lead before the Retrievers tallied three in a row to tie the game at 7-7 with 8:20 to go in the game on two goals by Fiorani and one by sophomore attack Meghan Keelan.
Jacobs quickly untied it with two goals scored 25 seconds apart for the eventual game-winner. Two more ODU scores in the final minutes brought the final score to 11-7.
Fiorani scored a team-high four points on three goals and an assist. Keelan added an assist to give her two points. Jacobs added two assists to her three goals for a game-high five points for ODU.
Freshman goalie Susie Sweeney played all 60 minutes in the net, stopping eight shots. Michelle Gannon recorded six saves in goal for Old Dominion.
The Lady Monarchs out-shot the Retrievers, 28-11, but UMBC held a 17-14 advantage on ground balls.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, March 18, when they return home to host William & Mary at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.