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Womenís Lacrosse Drops America East Opener, 10-9, to New Hampshire for Fourth Straight Loss
Jen Kasper scored twice, each time tying the game for UMBC.
Baltimore-Moira Talbotís unassisted goal with 3:47 left broke a 9-9 tie and gave New Hampshire (4-3, 1-0 America East) a 10-9 victory over host UMBC (3-6, 0-1 America East) Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium in both teamsí America East Conference opener. The loss is the Retrieversí fourth in a row.
The see-saw game included seven ties and five lead changes. The Retrievers got on the board first when junior attack Ali Levendusky scored 3:05 into the game, but the Wildcats quickly tied it up with an Ashley Durepo goal three minutes later.
The game remained knotted at 1-1 for 15 minutes before
Levendusky notched her second goal of the game with 5:54 on the clock, but the Retrieversí lead was short-lived, as Alexa Webster converted on a free-position attempt at the 5:23 mark.
UMBC again went ahead with senior attack Jen Kasper found freshman midfielder Sarah Willis, who scored her first career goal with 2:57 remaining in the first half, but
The Wildcats came out strong to start the second half, as Kaplan won the opening draw and charged downfield, feeding Talbot for the score just 10 seconds into the period.
UMBC cut the deficit in half when Swift scored her second goal of the game one minute later, and the score remained 6-5 for more than nine minutes until Talbot fed Sabiston at the 17:46 mark to again give New Hampshire a two-goal lead, 7-5.
But the Retrievers tallied three in a row in a span of three minutes, with two goals by senior midfielder Kelly Fahey and one by Kasper to regain the lead at 8-7 with 13:31 to play, before the Wildcats scored three of the final four goals for the 10-9 victory.
Kasper, Levendusky and Swift led the Retrievers with three points apiece, each tallying two goals and one assist, while Fahey also scored twice for UMBC. Talbot led the Wildcats with three points on two goals and an assist, as well, while Webster, Sabiston and Durepo also scored twice.
Sophomore goalie Susie Sweeney recorded eight saves for the Retrievers, while
The Wildcats held a 12-9 advantage on draw controls and a 19-18 edge on ground balls. The teams each took 27 shots in the game.
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, March 31, when they head to