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Seven Unanswered Goals Lead Albany Past UMBC in Women’s Lacrosse
Kelly Burgoyne led the Retrievers with four caused turnovers, three draw controls and three ground balls.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (2-8, 1-3 AEC) held a 12-10 lead with 15 minutes remaining in the game, but Albany (6-3, 1-1 AEC) scored seven unanswered goals to earn the comeback 17-12 victory Wednesday evening at UMBC Stadium.
The Great Danes tallied the first two goals of the game before three minutes had ticked off the clock, but the Retrievers tied the score less than four minutes later.
But the Great Danes controlled the final 21 minutes, winning eight of 11 draw controls and scoring 10 of the last 11 goals of the game. A 3-0 spurt over the next four minutes included two goals by attack Tee Ladouceur.
After UMBC freshman midfielder Amanda Pappas notched her third goal of the game at the 15:11 mark,
Pappas led the Retrievers with her first career hat trick, while Levendusky (2g, 1a) and senior attack Meghan Keelan (1g, 2a) each tallied three points. Levendusky scored less than three goals for just the second time this season, but still moved into ninth place all-time at UMBC with 116 career goals.
In addition, sophomore Kelly Burgoyne led the Retrievers with four caused turnovers, three draw controls and three ground balls.
Ladouceur and Best each finished with six goals and seven points, and Best was 4-for-5 in free-position shots.
Sophomore Kate Quick and junior Susie Sweeney split time in goal, with Quick recording four saves and allowing 12 goals in 49:45 of action and Sweeney giving up five goals and not stopping a shot in 10:15. Katie Neer went the distance in the cage for
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, when they host Cal-Berkeley at 12 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.