The UMBC men's lacrosse team returns home for the first time in a month on Saturday, March 10, as the Retrievers host the Marist Red Foxes. The opening face-off from UMBC Stadium takes place at 7:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on the America East Digital Network.
A Glance at the Retrievers
UMBC (1-3) has dropped three straight on the road since a season-opening 9-6 home victory over then-No. 20 Richmond.
Freshman attackman Trevor Patschorke posted his first collegiate three-goal game, and UMBC (1-3) led host Towson (2-3) after three quarters, but the Tigers came away with an 8-6 victory in chilly, blustery conditions last Saturday at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Patschorke has scored multiple goals in each game and leads the squad with nine goals and 11 total points. Junior midfielder Billy Nolan has seven points (4g, 3a) and sophomore attackman Ryan Frawley is second on the squad with five goals scored.
Freshman netminder Tommy Lingner (Fort Salonga, N.Y./St. Anthony's) earned the win in relief versus Richmond, but has taken losses in his three collegiate starts. He has 32 saves and 31 goals allowed in his brief tenure.
Lingner (13 saves, 2 ga) and freshman midfielder Steven Zichelli (2g, 2a) were tabbed America East Conference Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week respectively for games ending February 11. Lingner was also named to the USILA Team of the Week and was tabbed Inside Lacrosse's Alpha Player of the Week.
Senior LSDM Billy O'Hara spearheaded the outstanding defensive effort at Towson. He led UMBC with six ground balls and three caused turnovers on the day. O'Hara now leads the team with 14 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.
A Glance at the Red Foxes
Marist (1-6) men's lacrosse fell to 16/18 ranked Georgetown 13-6 Tuesday afternoon at Cooper Field.
Sophomore attackman Joe Tierney led the Red Foxes with three points coming from two goals and an assist. Senior netminder Brian Corrigan finished the day with 10 saves.
Senior attackman Gannon Morrison leads the Red Foxes with nine goals and 11 assists on the season. Tierney has six goals and seven helpers.
Corrigan has started all seven games in the Marist nets and has 78 saves and 78 goals allowed.
Marist's lone win of the campaign occurred at home versus UMBC's America East rival Binghamton by an 8-7 count.
Last Year's Meeting/All-Time Series
UMBC has won all five meetings with Marist, including a 9-8 overtime triumph at UMBC Stadium in 2016. Previous contests vs. the Red Foxes occurred in 1990-92.
Last March 11, Ryan Frawley scored four goals and the team defense throttled a potent Marist attack as the Retrievers upended the Red Foxes, 6-4, in sub-freezing, blustery conditions at Tenney Stadium. The Retrievers held Marist to only 18 shots and caused nine Red Fox turnovers. Offensively, UMBC scored a pair of man-up goals against a squad that led the nation in man-down defense entering the weekend.
UMBC faces a stern mid-week test as they travel to Johns Hopkins on Tuesday, March 13 to battle the Blue Jays. The opening face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. The Retrievers open America East play on Sunday, March 18 when they host Stony Brook, with a noon opening draw on tap.