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Women’s Lacrosse Rallies to Upset No. 17 Towson, 10-9
Erika Braerman posted a hat trick to lead the Retrievers against Towson.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s lacrosse team (3-1) scored five straight second-half goals to rally from a halftime deficit and defeat 17th-ranked Towson (0-1) by a score of 10-9 Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. It was the Retrievers’ first win over their cross-town rival since 2002, snapping a streak of six straight losses to the Tigers.
Towson attack Jess Dunn extended the Tiger advantage to 5-3 just 1:56 into the second period, but UMBC senior midfielder Ashley Stodter (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) tallied a free-position goal at the 21:20 mark, sparking a 5-0 Retriever run that lasted more than 10 minutes and gave the hosts an 8-5 lead.
Dunn pulled the Tigers to within one with 5:14 to play with back-to-back goals, but Braerman and sophomore midfielder Lindsay Cox (
Braerman led all scorers with four points on three goals and an assist and was named America East Player of the Game. Krause, Stodter and Cox also scored twice apiece. Dunn led the Tigers with three goals, while Sarah Appelt tallied three assists.
Sophomore defender Jamie Fahey (
UMBC senior goalie Natalie Rau (
The Retrievers outshot the Tigers, 35-16, including 20-6 in the second half. UMBC held a 17-10 advantage in ground balls and an 11-9 edge in draw controls.
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, when they visit Duquesne.