BALTIMORE—UMBC junior midfielder Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron/Duquesne) tallied six points on five goals and an assist to lead the UMBC women's lacrosse team (8-4, 2-1 AE) to a 10-8 victory over America East rival Stony Brook (3-8, 0-3 AE) Wednesday afternoon at UMBC Stadium.
Krause scored UMBC's first three goals and five of their first six while assisting on the other. With the Retrievers trailing, 4-1, after 11:31 of action, she completed the hat trick with back-to-back goals that pulled the hosts to within one, 4-3, at the 9:44 mark. The Seawolves led, 5-4, at halftime.
Krause knotted the game at 5-5 just 3:05 into the second half, and the teams alternated goals for the first 10 minutes of the period before senior midfielder Amanda Pappas (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) sparked a 4-0 run that gave the Retrievers control of the game. It was Pappas' second goal of the contest and the 100th of her career, making her the 17th player in UMBC history to reach the century mark.
Sophomore midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J./Voorhees) gave the Retrievers the lead for good, 8-7, with 15:45 to play with a free-position goal. Junior attack Emily Coady (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and senior midfielder Ashley Stodter (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) added insurance goals before Stony Brook's Jackie Gentile scored the game's final tally with 6:34 left.
Krause was named America East Player of the Game with a game-high five goals and six points, along with three ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers. Stony Brook attack Samantha Djaha led the Seawolves with three goals, all in the first half.
UMBC senior goalie Natalie Rau (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) made eight saves, while Stony Brook keeper Mickey Cahill earned her team's Player of the Game honor with 13 stops.
The Retrievers outshot the Seawolves, 28-19, and held a 12-5 advantage on ground balls. Stony Brook edged UMBC, 11-9, in draw controls. The Retrievers committed just five turnovers in the game and were a perfect 13-for-13 in clear attempts.
The Retrievers return to action on Saturday, when they visit America East rival Vermont at 11 a.m.