The Retrievers fell behind quickly in Game 2 as Fairleigh Dickinson (1-5) scored a total of five runs in the first two innings.
Peyou's RBI single in the third made it 5-1. Lesko and Jackson belted back-to-back homers one inning later to cut the lead to 6-3. Losing 7-3 in the sixth, Chelsie Delpuerto (Syracuse,N.Y./Solvay) got a sacrifice fly, and Alexander drove in a run with a single.
That made it 7-5, and Kelly Lane's (Albany,N.Y./Colonie Central) RBI single cut the lead to 7-6 and put runners on first and third with one out in the seventh -- but UMBC couldn't bring in the tying run.
Lane started but lasted just 1 2/3 innings after giving up five runs on five hits. Kim Puccio (Sparta, N.J./Sparta) came in and pitched well in long relief, allowing two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. She struck out six without a walk.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday when they host Coppin State for a single game at 2 p.m.