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Twelve First-Half Goals Lift UMBC Past Binghamton, 18-3, in Womenís Lacrosse Action
Amanda Gable posted the second hat trick of her career in the win over Binghamton.
Baltimore-The UMBC womenís lacrosse team (5-7, 1-2 America East) scored the first 11 goals of the game and easily defeated Binghamton (1-8, 0-3 America East) by a score of 18-3 Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. The Retrievers pick up their first America East Conference victory of the season.
Senior attack Jen Kasper scored three times and had two assists during UMBCís 11-0 opening spurt. She finished with a game-high four goals and six points. Kasper scored the Retrieversí first goal just 30 seconds into the game, as UMBC tallied five times in the first 6:45 of play.
Erika Travis put the Bearcats on the board for the first time with the first of her team-high two goals at the 8:08 mark, and the Retrievers took a 12-1 lead into halftime.
Senior midfielder Kelly Fahey tallied just 10 seconds into the second half before Kate Gromatsky scored
Fahey finished with five points on two goals and three assists, while freshman attack Amanda Gable posted the second hat trick of her career. Junior attack Ali Levendusky and sophomore attack Abbey Swift also scored twice for UMBC.
Freshman goalie Kate Quick earned her first career start and made six saves while allowing two goals in 41:10 of play. Sophomore Susie Sweeney took over with 18:50 remaining and stopped seven shots while allowing one goal.
Sandra Alvarez played all 60 minutes in the net for
The Retrievers out-shot the Bearcats, 40-20, and held a 20-11 advantage on ground balls and a 17-6 edge on draw controls.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, April 11, when they take on local rival and 13th-ranked Johns Hopkins at 4 p.m. at Homewood Field.