The UMBC men's lacrosse team opens the home schedule when they host the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers on Saturday, Feb. 23. The opening face-off is slated for 4:00 p.m. at UMBC Stadium and the game will be broadcast on the America East digital network with Gary Stein on the call.
RETRIEVER REVIEW: Richmond (2-1) scored seven first quarter goals to take command and went on to defeat UMBC, 17-12, in the Spiders' home opener at Robins Stadium on Tuesday. The Retrievers dropped their second road game in five days to open the campaign.
Sophomore attackman Trevor Patschorke led the UMBC offense with a career-high four-goal, two-assist evening. It was his second career hat-trick and the sophomore has 15 goals in six games played for the black-and-gold.
Junior attackman Brett McIntyre came off the bench and notched his first career three-goal game. Senior transfer Josh Jordan scored twice and added an assist for UMBC, which tallied the most goals in a game since the 15-4 win over Mercer in February of 2017.
Patschorke leads the team with six goals and eight points through two games. Ryan Frawley, who posted a hat trick at Navy on Friday, enters play on Saturday with four goals and two helpers. Billy Nolan leads the squad with three assists.
Junior defenseman Colin Kasner leads the squad with 10 ground ball and seven caused turnovers in two games.
SCOUTING THE MOUNTAINEERS: Mount St. Mary's has dropped a pair of home games entering today's game at UMBC. The Mountaineers fell, 11-8, to Delaware and 12-7 to 10th-ranked Towson.
Four Mountaineers have four points apiece. Junior A/M Joe Bethke (3-1-4), senior attackman Chris Dipretoro (3-1-4) and senior midfielder Jack Mangan (2-2-4) share the scoring honors early in the season.
Sophomore netminder Dylan Furnback has made 22 saves and allowed 23 goals in playing all 120 minutes to date for the Mount.
The Mount has been outscored, 20-9, through the first three quarters through two games.
LAST YEAR'S MEETING/SERIES RECORD: Host Mount St. Mary's (1-3) broke open a close game early, scoring five straight first half goals and going on to a 16-7 victory over UMBC (1-2) in damp, chilly conditions at Waldron Family Stadium on February 23.
Frawley recorded his third career hat trick, while Patschorke scored twice and added an assist for the Retrievers.
The Retrievers had won all 23 previous meetings in a series that originated in 1973. More recently, the teams competed in four consecutive seasons, from 2013-16, before taking the year off in 2017. Three of the four Retriever wins in that span occurred by three goals or less
UMBC is 12-0 versus Mount St. Mary's in Baltimore.
UMBC hosts Brown University at UMBC Stadium on Saturday, March 2 at noon.