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Retrievers Drop Overtime Heartbreaker at Loyola, 10-9, in Women’s Lacrosse Action
Kelly Fahey notched a hat trick against Loyola.
Baltimore-Loyola midfielder Kate McHarg scored the game-tying goal with 2:36 remaining, then tallied the game-winner with 25 seconds left in overtime to lift the host Greyhounds (1-1) over cross-town rival UMBC (2-2) Wednesday afternoon at Diane Geppi-Aikens Field.
Loyola got on the board first as Maura Kenny scored just 2:47 into the game, but the Retrievers scored four in a row to take a 4-1 lead with 1:38 to go in the first half. Colleen O’Keefe added a Greyhound tally with less than a minute left, but UMBC took a 4-2 lead into halftime.
Junior attack Ali Levendusky scored her second goal of the game right out of the gates in the second half for the Retrievers, just 28 seconds into the period. But Loyola scored five straight in five minutes to take a 7-5 advantage with 21:38 left.
UMBC answered with a 3-0 run of its own to regain the lead, 8-7, with just over 14 minutes remaining. Levendusky notched her third goal, while senior midfielders Jen Kasper and Kelly Fahey teamed up for the other two goals, with Kasper feeding Fahey both times.
O’Keefe tied the game at the 9:26 mark, but sophomore midfielder Kara Dorr again put the Retrievers on top four minutes later.
UMBC clung to the 9-8 advantage for nearly three minutes before McHarg found the back of the net on a free-position shot to send the game into overtime.
The Greyhounds controlled play in the first extra period, and Alicyn Burnett found McHarg with 25 seconds left for the game-winning score.
Levendusky and Fahey each posted hat tricks for the Retrievers, while Kasper notched three assists in the game. Dorr also scored twice, while sophomore attack Abbey Swift tallied one goal.
McHarg and Kenny led the Greyhounds with three goals apiece, while O’Keefe scored twice and added an assist and Emily Gibson recorded three assists.
UMBC sophomore goalie Susie Sweeney recorded 11 saves in 66 minutes, while Loyola netminder Karen Nicolaus stopped 12 shots.
Junior Maggie Chizmar and freshman Kelly Burgoyne won three draw controls each, but Loyola held the advantage in that category, 13-10. UMBC out-shot the Greyhounds, 32-31, but Loyola won the ground ball battle, 16-12.
The Retrievers returns to action Sunday, March 4, when they host