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Women's Lacrosse Falls to Old Dominion, 11-10
The Retrievers fall to 3-4 on the season, while ODU improves to 2-0.
With the game tied at five at intermission, UMBC came out strong and senior Jen Kasper scored just 12 seconds into the second half. Dorr scored twice and Kasper added another in a span of 57 seconds to extend UMBCís lead to 9-5 with 26:20 remaining. But ODU countered with a 3-0 run, all on free position shots to trim their deficit to 9-8 with 15:45 to play. UMBC junior attacker Ali Levendusky stemmed the run with a nifty spin move and goal with 13:23 to play, but it was to be the Retrieversí last score of the afternoon.
ODU junior attacker Kelly Kimener and senior midfielder Katie Veneziale scored in a 37-second span to tie the score at 10-all with 11:58 remaining. Kimener, the sister of UMBC menís players P.J. and Terry Kimener, would get the game-winner on a drive to the goal with 6:03 to play.
The Retrievers had two golden chances to tie the game in the final minute. Senior midfielder Kelly Faheyís free position shot from right in front hit the post with 55 seconds remaining , and Levenduskyís FPS with 22 seconds to play resulted in ODU netminder Sara Larsonís lone save of the half.
Kasper scored a season high four points on two goals and two helpers, while Levendusky posted a pair of goals. Fahey scored a goal and added an assist. Veneziale led the Monarchs with four goals, added an assist and were three-of-three on free position shots. Sophomore attacker Jessica Noone scored twice and added an assist.
Old Dominion outshot UMBC, 32-24 and Larson tallied seven saves. UMBC sophomore netminder Susie Sweeney went the distance and recorded 11 saves. ODU scored five of their 11 goals via the free position shot, while UMBC converted on four of their nine chances.
The Retrievers have the week off before hosting