WOMEN’S LACROSSE HOSTS CANISIUS TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Ede Carpenter leads the Retrievers with 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team continues its four-game home stand Tuesday afternoon, hosting Canisius at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers are 3-4 on the season after falling to 11th-ranked William and Mary on Saturday.
A Look Ahead
Tuesday, March 21 – Canisius at UMBC, 4 p.m., UMBC Stadium: The Golden Griffins are 5-2 on the season and have won three in a row, most recently an 16-8 victory over UMBC’s America East rival Binghamton at home on Sunday. Two-time defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week Ashley Gray registered 18 points in Canisius’ last four games, including a school-record six goals and two assists against Binghamton. She leads the team in scoring with 27 points on 15 goals and 12 assists, and she also leads the Griffs in caused turnovers (18), ground balls (29) and draw controls (15). Gray is tied for the team-lead in assists (12) with Lauren Walsh. Whitney Card is the defending MAAC Offensive Player of the Week, as she scored 13 goals in four games, including two game-winners. She also tied the school record with six goals against Binghamton. Card leads the team with 19 goals this season and has 21 points. Goalie Rasheeda Brenton has recorded 40 saves and allowed 45 goals for an 8.90 GAA and a .471 save percentage. This is the first meeting between Canisius and UMBC.
Saturday, March 18 – No. 11 William & Mary 14, UMBC 12: Eleventh-ranked William and Mary scored the first six goals of the second half to erase an 8-4 halftime deficit and defeat the Retrievers, 14-12, at UMBC Stadium. The Tribe had a 3-1 advantage with 25:21 remaining in the first half, 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, Md./Bel Air) tallied twice during that time. The teams traded two goals to end the period, and UMBC went into halftime with an 8-4 advantage. 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, and the teams traded goals over the next six minutes, to leave the score tied at 12-12 with 5:50 to play before Colleen Dalon tallied twice to give William and Mary the 14-12 victory. Fahey led the Retrievers with three goals, while senior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) tallied twice and added an assist for three points. Freshman goalie Susie Sweeney (Madison, N.J./Madison) registered 17 saves, including 12 in the first half. Junior attack Jen Kasper (Eldersburg, Md./South Carroll) and freshman midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright each tallied twice, while junior midfielder Lynnea Spinnenweber (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake/Anne Arundel CC/St. Mary’s) scored once and added an assist for two points.
Fiorani leads the Retrievers with 20 goals and 27 points and is tied for second with seven assists. She now has 121 career goals, which ranks seventh on UMBC's all-time list. Her 163 career points rank seventh, and her 42 career assists are tied for eighth-most in school history… Dorr was named America East Rookie of the Week on Monday after scoring twice in the Retrievers’ 14-12 loss to No. 11 William and Mary. Her second goal tied the game at 12-12 with 5:50 to play. Dorr is fifth on the team with nine goals and sixth with 10 points. She also leads the team with 19 draw controls and is third with 20 ground balls... Fiorani and sophomore attack Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) have each scored at least one goal in all seven games this season. Fiorani has tallied at least three times in four different games, with a career-high five goals against Virginia Tech, while sophomore attack Ali Levendusky has four multi-goal games... Sweeney recorded a career-high 17 saves against William and Mary. She has 67 saves on the season against 57 goals allowed for a .540 save percentage and a 9.99 GAA... Sophomore attack Meghan Keelan (Randallstown, Md./Mount de Sales) leads the team with 10 assists after notching one against William and Mary. She scored four goals and five points in 10 games in 2005, but she has seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points in just seven games in 2006... Carpenter leads the Retrievers with 23 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers... Keelan and Fahey each scored four goals in UMBC’s season opening 23-11 win over Howard. The last time two Retrievers scored four or more goals in the same game was April 3, 2004, when Fiorani and Lauren Hess each tallied five times in the 24-10 win over Stony Brook. The 23 goals UMBC scored against the Bison are the most since that same win over the Seawolves. Nine Retrievers tallied multiple points against Howard.