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UMBC WOMEN’S LACROSSE CLINCHES PLAYOFF BERTH WITH 14-9 WIN OVER STONY BROOK
Ede Carpenter's goal in the first half sparked six consecutive UMBC goals in their 14-9 win Sunday.
– The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (9-7, 4-1 AE) defeated Stony Brook (8-7, 3-2 AE) 14-9 on Sunday afternoon in America East women’s lacrosse action at SBU Stadium. With the win, UMBC clinches a berth in the four-team America East Conference Tournament.
UMBC trailed 4-2 with 20 minutes remaining in the first half when Ede Carpenter scored on an assist from Ali Levendusky, sparking a six goal run by UMBC to take an 8-4 advantage. Carlee Buck scored a Seawolves goal prior to the end of the half at the 1:02 mark, as UMBC led 8-5 at the break.
The Retrievers never trailed after taking the 5-4 lead on an unassisted goal by Meghan Keelan at the 17:05 mark in the first half. The Seawolves, however, would close the gap to one, scoring five of the first seven goals in the second stanza to cut the lead to 10-9 at the 20:58 mark on a goal from Danielle Werner.
UMBC put an end to the home team’s rally, scoring the final four goals of the game and holding the Seawolves scoreless the final 20 plus minutes for the win. Kara Dorr added the first insurance marker at the 13:54 mark, followed by goals from Levendusky, Jen Kasper and Kelly Fahey.
Levendusky led UMBC with six points, scoring four goals and adding two assists. Keelan, Dorr, Kasper and Fahey each scored two goals for the Retrievers. Susie Sweeney played all 60 minutes in the win, allowing nine goals and recording five saves.
Jen Sandtorv took the loss, allowing all 14 UMBC goals and recording five saves. Werner, Jill Gridley, Kaitlin Leggio and Amy Taylor all scored two goals for the Seawolves.
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