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UMBC Women’s Lacrosse Uses Fast Start to Cool Off Red-Hot Stony Brook, 12-11
Kara Dorr scored three goals in UMBC's victory over Stony Brook.
Baltimore-The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (6-8, 2-2 America East) scored six of the game’s first eight goals and held on down the stretch for a 12-11 victory over America East rival Stony Brook (10-2, 3-1 America East) Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. The loss is the Seawolves’ first in conference play this season and snaps their seven-game winning streak.
The Retrievers won the opening draw and scored just nine seconds into the game when senior attack Jen Kasper found sophomore midfielder Kara Dorr. Stony Brook tied the score a minute and a half later on a goal by Amy Taylor, but UMBC scored four straight over the next seven minutes to take a 5-1 lead at the 21:35 mark. Senior attack Heather Licht scored twice during that stretch.
Junior attack Ali Levendusky found the back of the net on a free-position shot with 2:10 left to send the Retrievers into halftime with a 7-6 lead.
UMBC scored three of the first four goals of the second period to go up by a score of 10-7 with 16:59 remaining, but the Seawolves scored three of the next four to pull back to within one, 11-10, with 6:33 to play.
Kasper scored what turned out to be the game-winner on an assist from freshman attack Amanda Gable, the reigning America East Rookie of the Week, with 4:12 left to give UMBC a 12-10 lead.
Stony Brook’s Amy Hallion tallied with 1:07 to play to pull back to within one goal at 12-11, and Taylor won the ensuing draw control, giving the Seawolves hope. But Emily Jaissle’s shot with 46 seconds remaining was blocked and UMBC freshman midfielder Kelly Burgoyne picked up the ground ball and the Retrievers held on for the victory.
UMBC freshman goalie Kate Quick went the distance in the net, making 11 saves and picking up seven ground balls, while Stony Brook’s Jen Sandtorv stopped 12 shots.
Kasper led the Retrievers with four points on three goals and an assist, while Dorr also posted a hat trick. Caroleo led the Seawolves with four points on three goals and an assist.
UMBC out-shot Stony Brook, 33-32, and held a 24-20 advantage on ground balls, but the Seawolves held the edge on draw controls, 16-9.
The Retrievers return to action Wednesday, April 18, when they host local rival Mount St. Mary’s in non-conference action at 7 p.m. at UMBC Stadium. Before the game, UMBC’s eight seniors will be honored in a Senior Night ceremony.