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Women’s Lacrosse Snaps Five Game Skid With 15-9 Victory Over American
Jen Kasper scored six points with a career-best four goals against American.
Baltimore-Four Retrievers posted hat tricks as the UMBC women’s lacrosse team (4-7) snapped its five-game losing streak with a 15-9 victory over American (5-6) Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.
UMBC built a 5-1 lead after just of play and held a 7-2 lead with less than nine minutes remaining in the first half before the Eagles tallied three straight to cut the Retrievers’ lead to two goals. Sophomore attack Abbey Swift tallied at the buzzer to send UMBC into the locker room with an 8-5 halftime lead.
Junior attack Ali Levendusky, who had scored the Retrievers’ first goal of the game less than a minute into the contest, again scored right out of the gates in the second half, tallying on a free-position shot just 30 seconds into the period.
The Eagles scored three of the next four goals to again make it a two-point game at 10-8, but the Retrievers tallied four in a row with two goals by senior midfielder Kelly Fahey and two by senior attack Jen Kasper to secure the victory.
Kasper scored a career-high four goals and added two assists for a game-best six points. Levendusky and Swift posted five points apiece on three goals and two assists each, while Fahey also notched a hat trick and added a helper for four points to go along with four ground balls, four draw controls and three caused turnovers.
Lauren Aksionoff led American with four points on two goals and two assists.
UMBC sophomore goalie Susie Sweeney made five saves and allowed all nine Eagle goals in 53:33 before giving way to freshman Kate Quick, who stopped one shot in the final of play.
Kristine Vida started the game in goal for American and allowed six goals without recording a save in , while Frankie Solomon played 46:09 and stopped seven shots while allowing nine goals.
In a game that included 63 combined turnovers, the Retrievers held a 27-15 edge in ground balls and a 13-12 advantage in draw controls. UMBC out-shot American, 32-23.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday, April 7, when they host America East rival