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UMBC WOMEN’S LACROSSE UPSETS NO. 11 BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 16-13
Ali Levendusky scored four goals and added an assist for five points against the Terriers.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team scored six of the game’s first seven goals to jump out to an early 6-1 lead and fought off a Terrier comeback early in the second half to upset 11th-ranked Boston University, 16-13, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. After snapping the Terriers’ four-game win streak, the Retrievers improve to 6-4 on the season and 2-0 in America East Conference action, while Boston U. falls to 6-3 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Junior midfielder Kelly Fahey (Bel Air,
After Lauren Morton put the Terriers on the board at the 10:54 mark, the Retrievers scored three more to take a 6-1 lead with 13:29 to play in the first half. Angie Martin scored the second goal of the game for
But the Terriers scored the final four goals of the first half, including two by Lindsay Lewis, to pull back to with two at 8-6 at the intermission. Lewis scored the first goal of the second half to cap a 5-0
Down 10-8 with 16:18 to play,
Jenny Hauser pulled the Terriers back to within one with 13:58 to go, but three straight UMBC goals, including two by Levendusky, gave the Retrievers a 15-11 advantage which they would not relinquish.
The victory is the Retrievers’ first-ever over
Dorr and Levendusky each scored four goals for UMBC, and Levendusky added an assist for five points. Fahey also tallied five points on three goals and two helpers. Other multiple point scorers included Kasper (2g, 1a), Keelan (1g, 1a) and Fiorani (1g, 1a). Sophomore defender Brittany Strasdauskas (Fallston, Md./Fallston) also scored the first goal of her career, and senior midfielder
Hauser (4g, 1a) and Mary Beth Miller (2g, 3a) led the Terriers with five points apiece, while Lewis tallied four times, as well.
UMBC freshman goalie Susie Sweeney (
Dorr and Hauser each picked up a game-high seven ground balls, while Fiorani won a game-best five draws.
The Retrievers return to action Tuesday, April 4, as they travel to