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WOMEN’S LACROSSE TAKES ON AMERICA EAST RIVAL STONY BROOK SUNDAY ON ROAD
Kelly Fiorani continues to climb UMBC's all-time scoring charts.
A Look Ahead
Sunday, April 23 – UMBC at Stony Brook, , LaValle Stadium: The Seawolves have won three in a row and are coming off an 18-13 upset over New Hampshire on Friday, handing the league-leading Wildcats their first conference loss of the season. Five Seawolves posted hat tricks in the game. Amy Taylor leads Stony Brook with 42 goals and 55 points, while Carlee Buck is tops with 28 assists. Danielle Werner ranks first with 41 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers, and Kaitlin Leggio leads the team with 29 draw controls. Goalie Jen Sandtorv has posted a 9.78 goals-against average and a .527 save percentage.
Last Time vs. the Seawolves
UMBC defeated Stony Brook, 18-14, in the season finale to clinch the fourth and final spot in the America East Championships. The Seawolves took a 6-3 lead midway through the first half after scoring five unanswered goals. But UMBC closed the period on a 6-1 run, taking the lead for good. Kelly Fiorani scored six points on five goals and an assist, while Ali Levendusky, Kelly Fahey and Anna Jacobs all notched hat tricks for the Retrievers. Fahey added two assists for five points. Werner led Stony Brook with four goals and an assist.
Retrievers vs. Seawolves All-Time
The young series between the two teams has been very offensive-oriented, as 66 combined goals have been scored in two games. The Retrievers are 2-0 against the Seawolves after a 24-10 victory in 2004 and last year’s 18-14 win. Fiorani has scored 14 points in two games against Stony Brook with eight points (5g, 3a) in 2004 and six points (5g, 1a) in 2005. She also eclipsed the 100-goal milestone in last season’s match-up.
Wednesday, April 19 – Ohio 10, UMBC 6: The Retrievers held a 4-1 lead more than halfway through the first half, but Ohio scored the final five goals of the period and held on to defeat the Retrievers, 10-6, in Athens, Ohio. Levendusky got the Retrievers on the board first with an unassisted goal just into the game.
Fiorani Climbs Charts
Fiorani leads the Retrievers 45 points and is second with 33 goals and 12 assists. She now has 134 career goals, ranking third on UMBC’s all-time list. Her 181 career points and 47 career assists rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in school history. Jackie Abendschoen (’88) is next on her list in both categories, as she trails Abendschoen by just one point and three assists. Fiorani is also second in goals scored during 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. Kelly Fiorani 134 2003-Present
4. Jackie Abendschoen 132 1985-88
5. Laurie Linnell 129 1984-87
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 181 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
With eight wins on the season, the Retrievers have surpassed their win total from 2005, when they finished 5-10, and they equaled their total conference victories with a win over