UMBC women win, clinch America East

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April 30, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

The UMBC women's lacrosse team clinched its first America East regular-season title with an 18-7 victory over host Binghamton yesterday.

The last time the Retrievers won a regular-season conference title was 2003, when they took the Northeast Conference crown.

The visiting Retrievers (10-7, 5-1) dominated the Bearcats (4-13, 0-5) from the start, scoring eight of the first nine goals, including four straight to start the game. Kelly Fiorani scored three times during the 8-1 run.

Kelly Fahey scored a career-high six points to lead all scorers. Fiorani finished with four goals and one assist .

No. 20 Penn State 15, No. 8 Johns Hopkins 14 -- Despite Mary Key's game-high eight points, the visiting Blue Jays were upset by the Nittany Lions (8-8, 4-1) in the American Lacrosse Conference. Key, who finished with four goals and four assists, tied the Blue Jays' Division I career points record when she notched her 253rd. Kadie Stamper tied her career high in goals with four for the visiting Blue Jays (11-3, 3-2). The Nittany Lions scored back-to-back goals to take a 14-13 lead with 7:44 left in the game. The Lions pushed their lead to 15-13 off a free-position goal from Jessi Lieb. Johns Hopkins cut the lead to 15-14 with Key's record-tying goal with 3:51 to play, but it was as close as it could get.

No. 3 Georgetown 9, No. 20 Loyola 8 -- Paige Andrews scored on a pass from Sara Zorzi in overtime to help the host Hoyas (12-3, 5-0) escape the Greyhounds (7-8, 3-2). Kate McHarg, Stephanie Walker and Maura Kenny each scored twice for Loyola.

College of Notre Dame 15, Wells 2 -- Anne Shippen scored three goals and broke the Gators' single-season goals scored record in the win over the visiting Express (0-12) in an Atlantic Women's Colleges Conference semifinal. They host Chestnut Hill in the final today at noon. Shippen's 72 goals on the season, breaks the 2002 record of 71 by Angela Ruocco. Her 72 goals and 11 assists are good for 83 total points, also breaking the record of 79 set by Ruocco in 2002.

Chestnut Hill 17, Hood 11 -- The Griffins (4-10) used a 7-2 scoring run in the second half to advance to the AWCC tournament final.

Ohio Wesleyan 14, Frostburg State 11 -- The visiting Bobcats (5-10) lost their fifth straight game as the Bishops (12-2) took a 6-3 halftime lead.

No. 7 Notre Dame 11, No. 14 Syracuse 10 -- Heather Ferguson, who had a career-high three goals, scored on a free-position shot with 5:54 left in the game to tie the score at 10 for the host Irish (12-3, 4-1 Big East). She then set up Meghan Murphy's game-winning goal in the win over the Orange (9-6, 2-3).

No. 9 Boston University 20, New Hampshire 5 -- The host Terriers (13-4, 5-1 America East) scored on 20 of their 29 shots against the Wildcats (10-6, 4-2).

Men

No. 20 Loyola 11, Hobart 6 -- Cory Coffman and Ryan Rabidou each had a hat trick as the visiting Greyhounds (6-5, 5-2) defeated the Statesmen (6-7, 1-6). "Our attackmen set the tone," Loyola coach Charley Toomey said. "They played outstanding." The Statesmen, who held Loyola's second-ranked man-up unit to one successful conversion in three tries, cut into the Greyhounds' lead with back-to-back goals, but 13 saves by Michael Fretwell and a solid defensive effort helped Loyola earn its second Eastern College Athletic Conference road win of the season.

Goucher 10, St. Vincent 8 -- Jerod Richardson (Fallston) won 10 faceoffs and became the first player in school history to win 200 faceoffs during a season for the host Gophers (7-10).

McDaniel 12, Muhlenberg 8 -- The visiting Green Terror used four unanswered fourth-quarter goals to pull away and beat the Mules (7-6 4-4 Centennial Conference). Jared Nutter had five goals to lead the Terror (7-7, 4-4).

No. 5 Cornell 10, Brown 6 -- The Big Red (10-2, 5-1 Ivy League) held the visiting Bears (2-10, 0-5) to one goal over the middle two periods and never trailed in earning its fourth straight conference title and 21st overall in program history.

No. 4 Georgetown 9, Rutgers 8 -- Dave Paolisso (Centennial) and Trevor Casey each scored twice as the Hoyas (10-2, 5-1 ECAC) held on to defeat the host Scarlet Knights (5-8, 2-4).

No. 9 Princeton 16, Dartmouth 11 -- Scott Sowanick and Peter Trombino each had three goals and two assists as the host Tigers (9-4, 4-1) beat the Big Green (6-7, 2-3).

No. 2 Hofstra 13, Harvard 6 -- Tom Dooley had a hat trick for the Pride (14-1), giving him 45 points on the season and the school record for a single-season point total by a freshman. Chris Unterstein led all scorers with three goals and two assists in the win over the Crimson (6-5).

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