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Barnett, Bilney Propel Women's Lacrosse Past 13th-Ranked Albany, 8-5
Kristen Bilney scored a career high three goals vs. UA.
BALTIMORE- Sophomore midfielder Kristen Bilney (
The Retrievers improved to 4-5 overall, while
“It’s one of the biggest games of the season every year,” head coach Kelly Berger said. “
Both goalies earned America East Player of the Game awards for their respective teams.
“(Barnett) came ready to play, (and) she made adjustments when she needed to make adjustments,” Berger said. “She was calm, composed and didn’t play like a freshman whatsoever. It was good to see.”
UMBC never trailed, but quickly relinquished a 4-2 halftime advantage as
Retriever junior midfielder and leading scorer Linsday Cox (
Barnett turned aside two free position attempts in the final 3:31 to preserve the victory and square the all-time series at 6-6.
Cox finished with two goals and one assist, while senior midfielder Alicia Krause (
The Retrievers bolted out to a 3-0 lead on goals by Krause, sophomore midfielder Taeler Errington (Valley Lee, Md./Leonardtown) and Bilney in the first 13:27 of the contest. Alsemi brought UA to within 3-2 on a free position shot with 2:22 to play in the half, but Retriever freshman Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) scored from the right side of the crease on a Krause feed with 30 seconds to play.
UMBC outshot the Great Danes, 25-17 and controlled nine of 15 draws. The Retrievers only committed seven turnovers in the contest.
The nine saves by Barnett is a season high for UMBC goalkeepers on the season.
UMBC hosts another America East power, when they welcome