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Women’s Lacrosse Drops Defensive Battle, 7-4, to No. 11 Loyola in Home Opener
Emily Coady notched a hat trick for the second straight game.
BALTIMORE—Sophomore attack Emily Coady (
The Greyhounds tallied the first three goals of the game before UMBC junior attack Erika Braerman (
The America East Player of the Game, Coady scored the first two goals of the second stanza just 22 seconds apart to pull the Retrievers back to within one, 4-3, at the 20:53 mark, but Loyola midfielder Abby Rehfuss converted a free-position attempt 92 seconds later for the eventual game winner.
The Retrievers outshot the Greyhounds, 24-22, but Stoothoff made a career-high 16 saves. UMBC senior goalie Kate Quick (
Loyola attack Grace Gavin led the Greyhounds with three points on two goals and an assist, while attack Caroline Hager also tallied twice for the visitors.
UMBC held a 19-18 edge in ground balls, while draw controls were even at six apiece.
It was the 15th time that UMBC has not recorded an assist in the game and the first since a 9-5 loss at Old Dominion on March 8, 2008. In addition, it was the fewest goals scored by the Retrievers since an 11-4 loss at
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, Feb. 27, when they host 13th-ranked Vanderbilt at 1 p.m. at UMBC Stadium.