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Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Hofstra, 16-7, in Season Opener
Ali Levendusky led UMBC with four points on three goals and an assist.
UMBC got on the board first when junior midfielder Abbey Swift (
Levendusky scored her second goal of the game with 12 second remaining before halftime, but Hofstra took a 9-4 lead into the intermission.
Hofstra midfielder Lauren Whitcomb scored back-to-back goals to start the second half, including the first just 1:58 into action, but the Retrievers answered back with Levendusky’s third goal and Swfit’s second.
Leading 11-6 with 14:54 remaining, the Pride scored five of the final six goals of the game for the 16-7 victory. UMBC’s only tally during the final 15 minutes as scored by junior midfielder Kara Dorr (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) with 3:30 remaining.
Levendusky finished with four points, while Dorr tallied three on a goal and two assists. Gandolfi led the Pride with four goals, while four Hofstra players tallied twice.
UMBC sophomore goalie Kate Quick (
The difference in the game came in draw control margin, which Hofstra held at 19-6. In addition, the Pride made seven of nine free-position shots, while UMBC was just 1-for-10. The Retrievers out-shot Hofstra, 35-30.