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WOMEN’S LACROSSE HOSTS SEVENTH-RANKED JOHNS HOPKINS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
Jen Kasper and the Retrievers look to take down their second-straight ranked opponent.
Baltimore, Md.-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team returns home Wednesday afternoon to host No. 7 Johns Hopkins at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. Both teams had their winning streaks snapped over the weekend, as the Retrievers (7-5) fell for the first time in five games, while the Blue Jays (8-1) suffered their first loss in the ninth game of the season.
A Look Ahead
Wednesday, April 12: UMBC vs. No. 7 Johns
Last Time vs. the Blue Jays
The Retrievers and Blue Jays met last season for the first time since 1999,
Saturday, April 8:
The Retrievers opened the second half with a 5-1 run to pull to within one goal at 10-9, but that would be the last goal the Retrievers would get, as UNH scored the final 10 goals of the game, holding UMBC scoreless for the last 19:35 of play for the 20-9 victory. Levendusky led the Retrievers with five points on four goals and one assist, while Fiorani scored four points on two goals and two assists.
Fiorani Climbs Charts
Fiorani leads the Retrievers with 28 goals, 40 points and 19 caused turnovers, and she is second with 12 assists. She now has 129 career goals, tying her with Laurie Linnell (’87) for fourth on UMBC’s all-time list and leaving her just three behind third-place Jackie Abendschoen (’88). Her 176 career points and 47 career assists rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in school history. Abendschoen is next on her list in both categories, as well. Fiorani is also second in goals scored UMBC’s Division-I history behind Alison Zaetz (’96) and third in Division-I points behind Zaetz and former teammate Jen Dragoni (’04). UMBC became a Division-I program in 1987.
1. Laura Robinson 192 1984-87
2. Alison Zaetz 158 1993-96
3. Jackie Abendschoen 132 1985-88
4. Laurie Linnell 129 1984-87
Kelly Fiorani 129 2003-Present
1. Laura Robinson 248 1984-87
2. Alison Zaetz 191 1993-96
3. Laurie Linnell 187 1984-87
4. Jen Dragoni 186 2001-04
5. Jackie Abendschoen 182 1985-88
6. Kelly Fiorani 176 2003-Present
1. Jen Dragoni 63 2001-04
2. Laurie Linnell 58 1984-87
3. Laura Robinson 57 1984-87
4. Jenny Held 53 1990-93
Jamie Gerhart 53 1999-2002
6. Jackie Abendschoen 50 1985-88
7. Kelly Fiorani 47 2003-Present
Retrievers in the
Fiorani is tied for third in the conference with 28 goals scored and ranks fourth with 40 points, sixth with 3.33 points per game and seventh with 2.33 goals per game. Her 67 shots rank fifth and her 5.58 shots per game are sixth. She also ranks third with 19 caused turnovers and fifth with 1.58 per game. Sophomore attack Meghan Keelan (
As a team, the Retrievers rank second with 147 goals and third with 12.25 per game. They lead the league with 367 ground balls and 30.58 per game, and their 160 draw controls also are best in the America East, while they rank second with 13.33 draws per game. UMBC’s .439 shot percentage is also tops in the conference, while the 141 caused turnovers and 11.75 per game both rank second, as do the Retrievers’ 124 saves and 10.33 stops per game. Finally, UMBC’s .484 save percentage ranks third.
Levendusky and Sweeney each earned America East honors on April 4 for their roles in the Retrievers’ upset victory over
With seven wins on the season, the Retrievers have already surpassed their win total from 2005, when they finished 5-10, and they are one conference victory shy of equaling last season’s America East win total (3)… Fiorani has scored at least one goal in all 12 games this season, including at least three in five different games, with a career-high five goals against Virginia Tech... Levendusky has scored 10 goals and 13 points in the last three games, leading the Retrievers. Six of her goals came in the two games last week… Levendusky also leads UMBC with eight goals and 10 points in three conference games this season… Sophomore attack Keelan leads the Retrievers with 14 assists, while freshman midfielder Dorr is tops on the team with 38 ground balls and 32 draw controls… UMBC is 1-2 against ranked opponents this season with a thrilling victory over No. 11 Boston University and narrow losses 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.