BURLINGTON, Vt.—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (5-6, 1-1 AEC) fell to America East rival Vermont (7-4, 2-0 AEC) by a score of 11-6 Saturday afternoon at the Catamounts’ Moulton Winder Field.
The score was knotted at 3-3 at halftime, but Vermont came out of the gates on fire, scoring the first four goals of the period in just over six minutes of action to take control of the game, 7-3. Attack Sarah DeStefano scored three straight during that span, including two goals just three seconds apart.
The Retrievers tallied three of the next five goals to pull to within 9-6, but a pair of late Vermont goals gave the hosts the 11-6 victory.
Six different players got on the scoreboard for the Retrievers, including sophomore midfielder Amanda Pappas (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), who posted two points on a goal and UMBC’s only assist.
DeStefano led all scorers with four goals, while Vermont midfielder Kristen Millar recorded a game-high five points on three goals and two assists.
UMBC junior goalie Kate Quick (Phoenix, Md./Maryvale Prep) made nine saves, while Vermont keeper Olivia Hatfield stopped a career-high 18 shots.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, April 1, when they host America East rival Binghamton at 4 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.