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WOMEN’S LACROSSE LOSES TO AMERICAN IN OVERTIME, 15-14
Baltimore, MD –
Baltimore, MD –Senior Nadia Harmsen scored with three seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lead American (3-2) to a 15-14 victory over UMBC (0-4). The Retrievers have now dropped their fourth straight contest to begin the 2003 season.
UMBC got on the board early behind two unassisted goals by freshman Kelly Fiorani. However, the Eagles would come right back to take a 7-4 advantage with six minutes remaining in the first half. In that time period, five different Eagles found the back of the net, including Harmsen, Nicole McCarthy, Rebecca Copeland, Tara Michael, and Katy Zaweski. The Retrievers would score four of the next five goals to go into halftime with an 8-8 tie.
In the second half, competitive play remained the same, as four lead changes and three ties took place before UMBC was able to gain a 13-12 advantage with 1:48 left in regulation. However, freshman Moriah Linnell scored her first career goal with 1:02 remaining to tie the game at 13, thus forcing overtime.
For the game, the Retrievers were led by juniors Jen Dragoni and Lauren Hess, who each had three goals and an assist, and freshman Jenny Kasper, who had two goals and two assists.
UMBC returns to action on Saturday, March 15, when they host Mount St. Mary’s for the first Northeast Conference game of the season at 7:30 p.m.
SHOTS: UMBC- 38; AU- 28
GROUND BALLS: UMBC- 31; AU- 26
DRAW CONTROLS: UMBC- 14; AU- 19
SAVES: Stringer (UMBC)- 7; Finnegan (AU)- 9
FOULS: UMBC- 19; AU- 17
TURNOVERS: UMBC- 23; AU- 31
UMBC- Allen (1-0), Davis (2-0), Traber (0-2), Kasper (2-2), Dragoni (3-1), Fiorani (3-0),
AU- Zaweski (2-3), Riitano (4-1), Michael (1-0), Harmsen (2-1), McCarthy (3-3),
Copeland (2-1), Linnell (1-1)