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UMBC WOMEN’S LACROSSE FALLS BEHIND EARLY, DROPS 14-6 DECISION TO NO. 7 JOHN’S HOPKINS
Defensive player Julie Libertini scored her second goal of her career on Wednesday.
The Blue Jays controlled the pace in the first half, out shooting UMBC 27-7 in the stanza and taking an opening 7-0 lead. During the Blue Jays 7-0 run, Meagan Voight tallied three goals, Alex Nolan had a goal and two assists while Sarah Walsh, Annie Wagner and Key all added solo goals.
The Retrievers jumped on the board for the first time at the 10:28 mark as Kelly Fiorani came from the back side of the Blue Jays net, forcing her way in front of the goal and sliding a shot past Blue Jays net minder Lauren Riddick.
The two teams traded goals during the final 10 minutes of the opening half as John’s
Key, who has been named to the Tewaaraton Trophy Watch List, began to take over in the second period as she had a hand in four of five second-half Blue Jay goals. Key assisted on the Blue Jays first goal and scored back-to-back goals as the Blue Jays led, 11-2 with 19:01 remaining.
Kelly Fahey scored a pass from Ali Levendusky to cut the deficit to 11-3 before Key would assist Voight and than score on a free position shot, pushing the lead to 13-3. Voight scored the Blue Jays final goal of the game at the 10:12 mark.
The Retrievers scored three unanswered goals down the stretch as Fahey tallied an unassisted goal, Julie Libertini, who carried the ball all the way from the defensive zone to the net, scored her second goal of her career and Levendusky took a pass from Fahey with 43 seconds remaining to tally UMBC’s final marker.
For the game Fahey and Levendusky led UMBC with three points on two goals and an assist. Susie Sweeney took the loss, allowing all 14 goals in just over 50 minutes. She made nine saves. Jen Venter played the final 9:38 and made two saves.
Riddick earned the win for the Blue Jays, playing all 60 minutes in net and recording five saves. Nolan and Voight each had five points to go with Key’s six. Voight’s five points came on a team-high five goals scored. The Blue Jay’s out shot UMBC, 40-17 in the game.
UMBC returns to action when they host