UMBC women win NEC title on goal at :05


Renee Tirocchi (Catonsville) scored with five seconds remaining yesterday to lift UMBC over Monmouth, 13-12, in come-from-behind fashion for its third consecutive Northeast Conference Women's Lacrosse Championship.

The Retrievers (10-7) relied on a balanced attack and received multiple-goal performances from five players. Shannon Gallup, Loree Miller and Jamie Gerhart each scored three, and Tirocchi and Ashley Staines added two goals apiece.

Staines, who scored a Northeast Conference Tournament-record eight goals in UMBC's semifinal victory over Sacred Heart, was named the most valuable player of the event. .

Monmouth (14-3) controlled the first-half tempo and took a 6-3 lead with a 5-1 run midway through the first half.

Monmouth 6 6 - 12

UMBC 3 10 - 13

Goals: M-Bryan 4, LaGrossa 3, Brooks 2, Cherill, Hall, Tringali; UMBC- Gerhart 3, Gallup 3, Miller 3, Staines 2, Tirocchi 2. Assists: M-Bryan 2, Tringali; UMBC-Gerhart 2, Staines, Milani, Gallup, Miller. Saves: M-Makris 13 ; UMBC-Jagoda 10.

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