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Swift’s Goal in Overtime Gives UMBC 11-10 Win Over Oregon in Women’s Lacrosse Action
Abbey Swift scored a career-high three goals, including the game-winner in overtime.
The Ducks jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but UMBC scored four of the last five goals of the period to take a 4-3 halftime advantage. Senior Kelly Fahey scored the final two goals of the opening stanza for the Retrievers.
The teams alternated goals to start the second period, beginning when Swift scored right out of the gates for the Retrievers, tallying after just 24 seconds had passed.
Leading 6-5, Fahey and sophomore midfielder Kara Dorr scored back-to-back goals, the third goal of the game for both midfielders, to give UMBC a game-high three-goal lead with 21:12 left.
But the Ducks answered right back with a 3-0 run to tie the game at 8-8 with 11:25 to play. Kate Fleming scored twice for
Swift put UMBC back on top with just over 10 minutes left, but Jana Bradley again knotted the score three minutes later on a free-position shot.
The Retrievers clung to a one-goal advantage at 10-9 with five minutes to play after junior attack Ali Levendusky notched her first score of the game, but Ilsa van den Berg tallied her third goal on the day with 2:08 remaining on another free-position shot, sending the game into overtime.
Dorr won the opening draw of the first extra period, and UMBC held onto the ball until Swift completed the first hat trick of her career with just 58 seconds to play.
The Ducks were awarded a free-position shot with 13 seconds left, but Brooke Dieringer’s attempt hit the post.
The Ducks managed one shot in the second overtime period, but UMBC freshman goalie Kate Quick came up with the save to preserve the 11-10 victory.
Fahey and Swift led UMBC with four points and three goals apiece, while Dorr also posted a hat trick.
Van den Berg tallied a team-best four points on three goals and an assist for
Quick notched the first win of her career, making five saves and allowing seven goals in 36 minutes. Sophomore Susie Sweeney played the first half in goal and stopped three shots while allowing three
Goalie Alison Poponyak started the game for the Ducks and did not allow a goal or make a save in 8:46 of play before leaving due to injury. Sam Debow took over and made six saves while allowing all 11 UMBC goals in 57:14 of action.
Junior Maggie Chizmar won five draw controls, picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers, while Dorr also won five draws and senior defender Sam Sankovich caused three turnovers.
The Ducks out-shot UMBC, 31-29, but the Retrievers held a 19-16 advantage in ground balls and a 13-12 edge in draw controls.
The Retrievers return to action Friday, March 9, when they host