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Stodter’s Five Goals Propel Retrievers Past American, 13-10
Ashley Stodter scored a career-high five goals on just five shots against American.
American jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after 10:37 of action, but Stodter put the Retrievers on the board 13 seconds later, sparking three straight UMBC goals in less than two and a half minutes that tied the score.
The Eagles led, 5-4, with 7:20 remaining, but the Retrievers scored the final three goals of the half, all in the last 3:31 of play, to take a 7-5 lead into intermission.
UMBC extended its run to 6-0 with the first three goals of the second stanza, and led, 10-5, after just 3:16 of action, before the Eagles rattled off five of the next seven tallies to pull to within two, 12-10, with 10:23 to go.
But the Retrievers shut the hosts down for the remainder of the game, and freshman midfielder Kristen Bilney (
Stodter’s five goals came on just five shots. Junior midfielder Alicia Krause (
UMBC senior goalie Natalie Rau (
UMBC outshot American, 22-20, in the game, but the Eagles held a 17-10 advantage in ground balls and a 14-10 edge in draw controls.
The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, March 2, when they host cross-town rival