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WOMEN’S LACROSSE RIDES FOUR-GAME WINNING STREAK TO NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR AMERICA EAST SHOWDOWN
Ede Carpenter and the Retrievers head to New Hampshire for a first-place battle with the Wildcats.
A Look Ahead
Saturday, April 8 – UMBC at
The Retrievers have never beaten the Wildcats in three tries. UMBC’s Jocena Venditti scored a team-high five goals and seven points in last season’s 21-13 loss, while Leland tallied nine times and added two assists for UNH.
Tuesday, April 4 – UMBC 13, American 8: Senior midfielder Kelly Fiorani (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) and freshman midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) each scored three goals as the Retrievers won their fourth straight game with a 13-8 victory over American. UMBC outscored American, 5-2, over the final 16:36 of regulation, and junior attack Heather Licht (
Fiorani leads the Retrievers with 26 goals, 36 points and 17 caused turnovers, and she is tied for second with 10 assists. She now has 127 career goals, which surpasses former teammate Jen Dragoni and ties Debbie Krastel for fifth on UMBC's all-time list. Her 172 career points and 45 career assists rank seventh in school history… Fiorani has scored at least one goal in all 11 games this season, including at least three in five different games, with a career-high five goals against Virginia Tech... Dorr has scored seven goals in her last two games, while Levendusky has tallied six times in that time… Keelan leads the Retrievers with 14 assists, while Dorr is tops on the team with 36 ground balls and 31 draw controls… UMBC is 1-2 against ranked opponents this season after defeating No. 11 Boston University and losing to No. 14 Loyola and No. 11 William and Mary… The Retrievers’ victory over the Terriers on April 1 was their first-ever over the defending America East champions in six tries.
Trio of Retrievers Honored
Levendusky was named America East Co-Player of the Week and Sweeney was tabbed America East Defender of the Week for the week ending April 2. In addition, Dorr earned Rookie of the Week honors from womenslacrosse.com.
Levendusky scored four goals and added an assist in the Retrievers’ 16-13 upset victory over 11th-ranked
Sweeney recorded 13 saves, including nine in the first half, to help fend off the Terriers. She has registered 90 saves on the season.
Dorr was instrumental in UMBC's upset of