Baltimore, Md.—The UMBC women's lacrosse team fought back from an early deficit, but could not overcome the Seawolves, who prevailed, 13-7, on Friday. The loss drops the Retrievers to 8-7, 3-2 AE.
Stony Brook (14-1, 5-0 AE) got out to a strong start on Friday afternoon, scoring the game's first five goals. Amber Kupres scored two goals over that span, which saw five goals scored in just under ten minutes.
UMBC then broke through on a free position shot by Tianna Wallpher (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron). Wallpher put her shot past goalkeeper Kaitlyn Leahy on the bottom side to make it 5-1 with 13:31 to go in the half. The Retrievers would strike again, this time with Marissa Davey (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge) scoring off the Sam Nolan (Fallston, Md./Fallston) feed to make it 6-2 Seawolves late in the half.
Dorrien Van Dyke would score just before the half to give Stony Brook a 9-2 lead heading into the locker rooms.
The Seawolves would get the first two goals of the second stanza, before UMBC would put together a run. Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) would score back-to-back tallies to cut the deficit to 10-4, just ten minutes into the half. Following a Stony Brook goal, Jamison and Nolan would score on back-to-back possessions to make just a five goal deficit midway through the half.
However Stony Brook would add the insurance goal, thanks to a Courtney Murphy tally to push them ahead 12-6 with fewer than five minutes to play. Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) would score late in the game, but it was not enough as the Seawolves held on to win 13-7.
Stony Brook outshot the Retrievers 28-21 in the game, including a 14-8 advantage in draw controls.
The Retrievers will close out the 2015 regular season at #18 Albany on Saturday, April 25. Opening draw with the Great Danes is set for 12:00 p.m. in Albany.