Women’s Lacrosse Soars to Third Straight Win in 16-1 Rout over Hartford

Photo by Ian Feldmann
Photo by Ian Feldmann

HARTFORD, Conn. - Behind a strong offensive and defensive showing, the UMBC women's lacrosse team won its third-straight game on Saturday afternoon, taking down the Hartford Hawks, 16-1.

 

STRAIGHT FACTS

The Retrievers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead within the first ten minutes of the game as Julia Hatmaker (Woodbine, Md./Century), Zoë Pekins (Columbia, Md./Hammond), and Payton Van Kirk (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) all scored.

Lily Kennedy (Marriottsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) connected with Grayson Corbett (Ellicott City, Md./Wilde Lake) before Pekins scored her second of the day to give the Retrievers a 5-0 with 16:47 left to play in the first half. 30 seconds later, Corbett scored again to put UMBC up by six.

Olivia Docal (Glenwood, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) scored three of the next four UMBC goals to go along with a score from Rachel Walchuck (Myersville, Md./Middletown) off a pass from Rachel Ridgley (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin).

Van Kirk, off a pass from Kennedy, and Hatmaker scored the final two goals of the first half to give UMBC a 12-0 lead going into halftime.

Out of the break, Hatmaker scored twice more around a goal from Catherine Sims (Elkridge, Md./Howard) to put the Retrievers up 15-0 with 16:14 remaining in the game.

Van Kirk scored the final UMBC goal at the 3:48 mark before Hartford scored its only goal with 3:14 left on the clock.

FOR THE RECORD

UMBC moves to 5-9 overall on the season and 3-1 in America East play, while Hartford falls to 1-13 overall and 0-4 in conference games.

BY THE NUMBERS

100 - With her first goal on the day, Van Kirk amassed her 100th career point; the senior now has 103 career points off 75 goals and 28 assists.

24  - The Retrievers were a perfect 24-24 on clears.

14 - UMBC caused 14 Hartford miscues on the day, with defender Jenna Baverman (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) leading the team with five caused turnovers. Baverman also led the team with six ground balls.

9 - Nine different UMBC players recorded a point on the day, with Hatmaker leading the day with four points off four goals.

3 -  All three goalies for the Retrievers saw action during the game. Carly Tolino (Middletown, Md./Middletown) played the first half, making three saves. Lexi Roberts (Baldwin, Md./Fallston) played 13:46 and made one save, while Sophie Shucosky (Lutherville, Md./Maryvale Preparatory) saw action for 16:14 and made three saves.

1 - Four Retrievers saw their first action in the Black and Gold: Adriana D'Amore, Olivia Schwiegerath, Roberts, and Megan Cleverly.

UP NEXT

The Retrievers will stay on the road as they travel to New Hampshire on April 13 to take on the Wildcats in a 10 a.m. draw.