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Women’s Lacrosse Looks to End Skid Sunday vs. Cal-Berkeley
Megan Keelan leads the Retrievers with 10 assists this season.
BALTIMORE—Hoping to avoid a winless March, the UMBC women’s lacrosse team (2-8, 1-3 AEC) will look to snap its six-game losing streak against the University of California-Berkeley (4-4, 1-0 MPSF) on Sunday at 12 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.
Last Time Out: The Retrievers are coming off a devastating 17-12 loss to
Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers hit the road for the final time this season when they head to America East rival Stony Brook on Wednesday, April 2. UMBC is 4-0 all-time against the Seawolves in a series dating to 2004, the Retrievers’ first year in the conference. Last season, UMBC edged Stony Brook, 12-11. UMBC will then play the final four games of the season at home.
On the Golden Bears: Cal-Berkeley is 4-4 on the season and 1-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, but plays William and Mary on Friday before taking on the Retrievers. Senior attack Danni Zuralow is the reigning MPSF Player of the Week. She leads the Bears with 23 goals and 31 points and is tied with senior attack Brittany Aungier for the team lead in assists with eight apiece. Sophomore midfielders Alyse Kennedy and Alex Tickner are also tied for the team lead with 14 draw controls, while senior midfielder Christen Andrews paces the Bears with 18 ground balls. Junior midfielder Ghillie Little is tops with 13 caused turnovers. Junior goalie Morgan Dyson has posted a 12.38 goals-against average in eight starts.
Last Time vs. the Golden Bears: UMBC last faced Cal-Berkeley on March 28, 2003, a 19-9 win for the Retrievers that snapped the Bears’ eight-game winning streak. UMBC midfielder Kelly Fiorani led all scorers with five goals and seven points in the contest.
Hat Tricks for Levendusky: Senior attack Ali Levendusky (Baldwin, Md./John Carroll) has scored three or more goals in eight of UMBC’s 10 games this season, including a career-high six against
Milestone Watch: Senior attack Ali Levendusky scored her 100th career goal at
UMBC Career Goals
1. Lauren Robinson 192 1984-87
2. Alison Zaetz 158 1993-96
3. Kelly Fiorani 140 2003-06
4. Jackie Abendschoen 132 1985-88
5. Laurie Linnell 129 1984-87
6. Debbie Krastel 127 1996-99
7. Jen Dragoni 123 2001-04
8. Jamie Gerhart 120 1999-2002
9. Ali Levendusky 116 2005-Pres.
10. Jackie Seboda 115 1987-90
UMBC Career Points
1. Laura Robinson 248 1984-87
7. Jamie Gerhart 173 1999-2002
8. Jackie Seboda 158 1987-90
9. Jenny Held 153 1990-93
10. Kelly Fahey 152 2004-07
-- Ali Levendusky 148 2005-Pres.
Taking on the Best: UMBC will face five teams in 2008 that were ranked in the top 20 in the most recent IWLCA Coaches’ Poll, including No. 11 Boston University (April 19), No. 14 Yale (April 13), No. 15 Johns Hopkins (April 9), No. 17 Vanderbilt (Feb. 22) and No. 18 New Hampshire (March 22). In the current Inside Lacrosse Media Poll,
UMBC Picked Fourth: The UMBC women’s lacrosse team was predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the America East standings, according to a vote of the league’s head coaches. Both the Retrievers and
Dawg Bites: A total of 14 different Retrievers have scored at least one point this season, and 13 have scored at least one goal… UMBC’s 12 goals against