Men's Lacrosse Opens America East Play at Home Versus Stony Brook on Sunday

Men's Lacrosse Opens America East Play at Home Versus Stony Brook on Sunday

Stony Brook at UMBC Game Notes 

For the second consecutive year, the UMBC men's lacrosse team (2-4) opens America East Conference play by taking on the Stony Brook Seawolves (1-5). This year's contest takes place at UMBC on Sunday, March 18 with an opening face-off slated for noon. Gary Stein will have all the play-by-play for the America East digital network. 

A Glance at the Retrievers

 

Freshman midfielder Steven Zichelli (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) and sophomore attackman Ryan Frawley (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) each scored twice, but #10 Johns Hopkins was too much for the UMBC Men's Lacrosse team in a 13-6 Blue Jay victory on Tuesday night at Homewood Field.

 

Three days prior, junior Jack Andrews (Arnold, Md./St. Mary's) scored three goals, and classmate Billy Nolan (Crofton, Md./Arundel) got two more as the UMBC men's lacrosse defeated Marist, 7-4, on a cold Saturday night at UMBC Stadium.

 

The Retrievers are 2-0 at home and 0-4 on the road this season.

 

The four goals allowed on Saturday was the fewest by UMBC since defeating Marist, 6-4, nearly one year ago in Poughkeepsie.

 

Freshman netminder Tommy Lingner (Fort Salonga, N.Y.) earned his first win in a starting role. The newcomer turned away nine Red Fox shots in the contest.

 

Freshman attackman Trevor Patschorke (Severna Park, Md./Severna Park) has scored multiple goals in each of the four games he has played in and leads the squad with nine goals and 11 total points. But the newcomer is out undefintely with a lower body injury. Nolan has ten points (6g, 4a) and Frawley (8g, 1a) has contributed nine.  

 

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 (Davidsonville, Md./South River) leads the team with 21 ground balls and 10 caused turnovers.

 

UMBC is 48-27 in 14 previous America East campaigns and have won nine of 14 AE season openers. 

 

A Glance at the Seawolves

          

The Stony Brook men's lacrosse team used a six-goal scoring spree in the fourth quarter to get within one, but was unable to close it out, falling 15-14 to No. 9 Virginia at LaValle Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Seawolves move to 1-5 on the year.

 

Four Seawolves tallied at least three points in the game, as sophomore Tom Haun and classmate Connor Grippe each notched hat tricks.

 

Haun leads the team with 9 goals and 14 total points. Chris Pickel is the leading goal scorer with 10 scores. 

 

Last Year's Match-up/The Series

 

Nolan scored a career high five goals as the visiting Retrievers upended Stony Brook, 12-9, in the America East opener for both squads last March. UMBC used a 5-0 fourth quarter run to break open a tight game.

 

UMBC leads the series, 14-9, and snapped a two-game slide to SBU a year ago. The Retrievers have won seven of 12 meetings versus the Seawolves at UMBC Stadium.

Up Next

UMBC plays its final non-conference game of the season on Saturday, March 29, when the Retrievers host Michigan. The opening face-off takes place at 3:00 p.m.