Women’s Lacrosse Drops 8-7 Heartbreaker at Duquesne

Amanda Pappas has scored 14 goals in her last three games.
Amanda Pappas has scored 14 goals in her last three games.

PITTSBURGH—Trailing by three with 11 minutes remaining, the UMBC women's lacrosse team (3-2) scored three straight to tie it up, only to see host Duquesne (2-2) score the game-winner with 58 seconds left, as the Dukes defeated the Retrievers, 8-7, Saturday afternoon at Rooney Field.

UMBC scored the first four goals of the game in an 18-minute stretch and led 4-1 at halftime. But including the final goal of the first period, Duquesne rattled off seven unanswered and led, 7-4, with 11:15 to go.

Junior midfielder Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron/Duquesne), who transferred to UMBC from Duquesne before last season, started a 3-0 Retriever run that knotted the game at 7-7 with 5:38 to play.

But Duquesne attack Cailin Colegrove's third goal of the game, which came on a free-position shot with 58 seconds left, was the game-winner.

Senior midfielder Amanda Pappas (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) was the only Retriever with two goals, while senior attack Erika Braerman (Fallston, Md./Fallston) tallied three points on a goal and two assists.

Colegrove and attack Katie Rekart both had three goals for the Dukes.

UMBC senior goalie Natalie Rau (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston) recorded eight saves in 50 minutes, while sophomore Kendall Mason (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y./Cold Harbor Springs) tallied one in the final 10 minutes. Liz Walker stopped eight shots for the Dukes.

Duquesne outshot UMBC, 30-19, including 17-7 in the second half. The Retrievers held a 15-13 edge on ground balls, but the Dukes won the draw control battle, 10-7.

The Retrievers return to action on Wednesday, when they host Delaware at 4 p.m.