BALTIMORE - The UMBC women's lacrosse team opens up America East play on Wednesday, March 13 as they host the defending America East champion Stony Brook Seawolves. The opening draw is set for 5 p.m.
UMBC dropped its fourth-straight contest on Saturday, March 9 as they fell, 16-12, to the Temple Owls.
The Retrievers battled with the Owls in the first half before Temple ended the half on a four-goal run to take a 10-5 lead into halftime.
Out of the break, UMBC cut Temple's lead to three at two points, but the Owls went on to extend their lead to as much as six at one point, with the Retrievers only able to close the gap to 16-12.
Lauren McDonald led the Retrievers with four goals on the day, while Rachel Ridgley had a hand with four assists, a career-high for the freshman. Payton Van Kirk recorded three goals, along with Grayson Corbett and Zoë Pekins (2g) and Catherine Sims (1g).
In goal, Sophie Shucosky made a career-high six saves in net for the Retrievers. The freshman made her second appearance in net, playing 36:44 between the pipes.
Carly Tolino made three saves in 23:16 of play in net in the first half. The senior ranks third in the America East in saves per game (9.17) and sixth in saves percentage (.462).
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Defending America East champions Stony Brook enters the contest at 2-3 on the season and #17 in the latest IWLCA polls after falling to #9 Princeton, 15-14, on Saturday.
The Tigers led, 9-8 at the half before the Seawolves opened the second period on a four-goal run to take a 12-9 lead. After Stony Brook extended its lead to 14-10, Princeton tied the game up before scoring the game-winning goal with 2:06 remaining in the contest.
Stony Brook opened the season with a 15-5 win over #13 Colorado, while also picking up a 14-8 victory over Towson on March 1.
Taryn Ohlmiller leads the Seawolves with 24 points off 11 goals and 13 assists, followed by Ally Kennedy (16g, 2a). Ohlmiller ranks 10th in the country in assists per game (2.60), while Kennedy ranks 15th in free position goals per game (1.20).
In goal, defending America East Goalkeeper of the Year Anna Tesorerio has made 44 saves and has a .449 saves percentage. Tesorerio ranks fourth in the conference in goals against average (10.80) and fourth in saves per game (8.80).
UMBC and Stony Brook are meeting for the 18th time, with the Seawolves holding a slight 9-8 advantage in the series. The Retrievers opened the series on an eight-game winning streak, but have since dropped the last nine meetings.
Last season, Stony Brook took home a 22-7 victory over UMBC. The teams kept it close through most of the first half before the Seawolves took a 14-5 lead into the half; Stony Brook would score eight more goals in the second half, while the UMBC scored two, for the 22-7 final.
After recording four goals against Temple on March 9, McDonald took over sole possession of ninth-place with 124 career goals. The graduate student needs four more to take over eighth place (127, Debbie Krastel).