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Retrievers Drop Heartbreaker to Boston University, 11-10, in America East Women’s Lacrosse Championship Game
Emily Coady led UMBC with four goals for the second game in a row.
The Terriers held a 3-1 lead after 8:34 of play, but back-to-back free-position goals by junior midfielder Amanda Pappas (
But BU attack McKinley Curro knotted the score at 6-6 with 32 seconds left in the half to send the game to intermission tied for the fifth time.
The Terriers came out strong in the second half, scoring three straight in just 4:30 of action to take a 9-6 lead. Coady pulled the Retrievers to within one with back-to-back goals 11 minutes apart, but UMBC could not complete the comeback, as the teams traded tallies over the next three minutes.
Pappas’ goal with 5:50 left made it 11-10, and the Terriers won the ensuing draw and managed to hold onto the ball for the remainder of the game for their sixth straight America East championship.
“No one expected us to be where we were today,” first-year head coach Kelly Berger said. “I couldn’t have asked for more from them, and they played with everything they had.”
Coady, Pappas and junior midfielder Ashley Stodter (
Curro and attack Traci Landy both scored four goals to lead the Terriers.
UMBC goalie Kate Quick (
The Retrievers outshot the Terriers, 29-24, but
After the game, Coady, Pappas and senior defender Sarah Willis (Bel Air,
They were joined on the all-tournament squad by Curro, Klein, Landy and midfielder Rachel Collins, as well as