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WOMEN’S LACROSSE EDGED BY NO. 11 WILLIAM AND MARY, 14-12
Kelly Fahey scored a team-high three goals against William & Mary.
Baltimore, Md.-No. 11 William and Mary scored the first six goals of the second half to erase an 8-4 halftime deficit and defeat the UMBC women’s lacrosse team, 14-12, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers fall to 3-4 on the season while the Tribe improve to 4-2.
William & Mary’s Colleen Dalon scored just 37 seconds into the game, but UMBC senior midfielder Ede Carpenter (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville/CCBC-Catonsville) retaliated just 18 seconds later to tie the score at 1-1. The Tribe regained the lead just 40 seconds later on a goal by Jaime Sellers, then took a 3-1 advantage with 25:21 remaining in the first half when Emily Vitrano scored.
But UMBC went on a 6-0 run to take a 7-3 lead with 10:18 remaining, as five different Retrievers scored over the 14:29 stretch. Junior midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air,
The teams traded two goals to end the period, and UMBC went into halftime with an 8-4 advantage, as junior attack Jen Kasper (Eldersburg, Md./South Carroll) posted her second goal of the game with 53 seconds remaining.
But the Tribe came out shooting in the second half and went on a 6-0 run of their own over the first 14:32 of the period to take a 10-8 lead. The Retrievers tied it at the 17:37 mark, as senior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (
The teams traded goals over the next six minutes, and the score stood at 12-12 with 5:50 to play before Dalon tallied twice to give William and Mary the 14-12 victory.
Fahey led the Retrievers with three goals, while Fiorani posted three points on two goals and an assist. Kasper also tallied twice, while junior midfielder Lynnea Spinnenweber (
Dalon scored a game-high six points on four goals and two assists for the Tribe. Vitrano also notched a hat trick.
UMBC freshman goalie Susie Sweeney (
The Tribe out-shot UMBC, 37-31, including 17-10 in the second frame. William and Mary also held a 21-16 ground ball advantage and won 19 draw controls to the Retrievers’ nine.
The Retrievers return to action Tuesday, March 21, for the second game of their four-game home stand. They host Canisius at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.