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Phillips, Coady Lead Retrievers to Sixth Straight Win as Women’s Lacrosse Defeats Manhattan, 20-7, in Non-Conference Finale
Bria Phillips scored a career-high five goals against Manhattan.
The victory is the sixth straight for the Retrievers, their longest winning streak since also taking six in a row from April 17-May 3, 2003. At 8-3, UMBC is off to its best start since 1986, when it won nine of its first 11 games.
Manhattan took a 4-1 lead after just 4:36 of play, but Coady’s first goal of the game at the 24:13 mark sparked a 7-0 UMBC run that put the Retrievers on top for good. UMBC led, 10-5, at halftime.
The teams traded goals early in the second stanza, but a 9-0 Retriever spurt that lasted most of the period gave the visitors control of the game. A goal by
Phillips’ seven points came on a career-high five goals to go along with two assists, and she was 4-for-4 on free-position attempts, while Coady’s five goals were also a career best. In all, nine Retrievers found the back of the net and 11 recorded a point.
The Retrievers’ 20 goals were the most they have scored since a 20-6 win over
All three UMBC goalies saw time between the pipes, led by senior Kate Quick (
The Retrievers outshot the Jaspers, 36-26, and held a 15-12 advantage on draw controls.
UMBC returns to action on Saturday when it takes on America East rival