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Fahey Scores 100th Career Goal, but Season Ends for Womenís Lacrosse With 16-7 Loss at Albany
Kelly Fahey joined UMBC's all-time leading scorers with her 150th point.
Albany, N.Y.-Senior midfielder Kelly Fahey scored the 100th goal and 150th point of her career, but the UMBC womenís lacrosse team (7-10, 2-4 America East) ended the season with a 16-7 loss to host Albany (7-8, 3-3 America East) Saturday afternoon. The Retrievers miss out on the four-team America East Championships for the first time since joining the league in 2004, while the Great Danes return to the conference tournament after not qualifying in 2006.
Fahey finishes her career with 100 goals, 52 assists and 152 points, becoming the 10th-leading scorer in UMBC history. She also ranks sixth all-time in career assists.
UMBC got on the board first in the game as junior attack Ali Levendusky scored at the 25:40 mark, but Albany scored the next three goals and seven of the last 10 goals of the period to take a 7-4 halftime lead.
The Great Danes opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a commanding 15-4 lead from which the Retrievers could not recover despite scoring three of the final four goals of the game.
Sophomore attack Abbey Swift scored twice for UMBC, the only Retriever with multiple goals. Fahey and senior midfielder Jen Kasper each tallied three points on a goal and two assists.
UMBC freshman goalie Kate Quick allowed 11 goals and made five saves in 35:42 of play before giving way to sophomore Susie Sweeney, who gave up five goals and stopped four shots in 24:18 of action. Jen Daly played all 60 minutes in goal for
The Great Danes out-shot the Retrievers, 31-21, but UMBC held a 13-12 advantage on draw controls. Ground balls were even at 17 apiece.