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STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS UMBC WOMEN’S LACROSSE PAST CANISIUS, 13-8
Jen Kasper tallied four points on two goals and two assists and scored the game-winner against Canisius.
Baltimore, Md.-With the score tied at halftime, the UMBC women’s lacrosse team outscored Canisius, 7-2, in the second half and went on to win the game, 13-8. The Retrievers improve to 4-4 on the season, while the Golden Griffins fall to 5-3.
The teams combined to score four goals in the first five minutes of the game and were tied, 3-3, with 18:05 to play before UMBC scored three straight to take a 6-3 lead. But Canisius fought back and tallied the final three goals of the first half to tie the game at 6-6 heading into halftime.
The Retrievers came out shooting in the second half, as they notched the first three goals of the period to jump out 9-7 and never looked back. Canisius tallied twice to pull back to within one at 9-8, but UMBC scored the final four goals of the game for the 13-8 victory.
Junior midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air,
Sophomore attack Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) and junior attack Heather Licht (
Four Golden Griffins tallied two points, as Alana Chan, Whitney Card and Erica Nasca each scored twice, while Lauren Walsh dished out two assists.
UMBC freshman goalies Susie Sweeney (
The Retrievers out-shot the Golden Griffins, 16-7, in the second half and 25-20 on the game. Canisius held a 37-30 advantage on ground balls, but UMBC won the draw controls battle, 14-9.
The Retrievers return to action Sunday, March 26, when they open America East Conference play against