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UMBC tops Vermont for 9th win in a row

College lacrosse

April 27, 2008|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

No. 7 UMBC won its school-record ninth straight game and completed a sweep in America East Conference play with an 8-6 victory at Vermont yesterday.

The Retrievers improved to 10-3 overall and 5-0 in conference play, while Vermont's playoff hopes ended.

UMBC posted its third consecutive 10-plus win season, also school record.

Senior midfielder Terry Kimener and junior attackman Ryan Smith led the Retrievers with two goals and an assist each. Freshman attackman Dom Scalzo added a pair of goals.

The Retrievers led 6-5 at halftime, but Vermont's Ryan Gillette scored an extra-man goal 15 seconds into the third quarter. But UMBC put the Catamounts (5-11, 1-4) away in the final 29:45. Smith scored the go-ahead goal with 4:45 to play in the third quarter and Matt Latham added a goal with 1:10 remaining.

Hobart 10, No. 12 Loyola 6 -- Freshman goalie Jake Hagelin made 16 saves, but 41 shots from Hobart carried the host Statesman to the upset win. Hobart used a four-goal run to build a first-half lead and held on to defeat Loyola. The Greyhounds (7-5, 6-1 Eastern College Athletic Conference) fell behind early with Hobart (8-5, 4-3) scoring the game's first two goals. That deficit was quickly cut in half when senior Paul Richards picked up the game's third faceoff and found Collin Finnerty for his 11th goal of the season. Loyola tied the game before the end of the quarter off a score from freshman Chris Basler. That momentum carried over to the opening minutes of the second quarter, when sophomore Cooper MacDonnell scored to give the Greyhounds the lead. That 3-2 lead, however, turned into a 6-3 deficit at the half.

Towson 18, Pennsylvania 12 -- Playing in their final home game, seniors Blake Best, Jonathan Engelke and Brian Vetter combined to score 12 goals with five assists as the Tigers (5-9) ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Quakers. Engelke scored three goals and tied a career high with four assists, and Best scored a season-high five goals with an assist. Vetter added four goals in the first half as the Tigers jumped out to an 11-5 first-half lead.

Siena 12, Mount St. Mary's 7 -- Freshman Dan Mohr scored a game-high four goals, but the host Mountaineers (2-11, 2-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell to the Saints (10-6, 4-4). Mohr's four-goal game gives him a team-high 26 goals this season.

Dickinson 11, McDaniel 10, OT -- The Red Devils (7-7, 2-6 Centennial Conference) scored the final five goals in regulation before Kevin Murray's game-winner beat the Green Terror (5-10, 0-8).

Cabrini 20, St. Mary's 10 -- The Seahawks (7-8) fell behind after a seven-goal run by the Cavaliers (14-2). Pat Oliphant and Dennis Rosson scored two goals apiece in the loss.

Goucher 19, Susquehanna 5 -- The Gophers (10-4, 5-1 Landmark Conference) outscored the Crusaders (3-12, 1-5) 13-1 in the second and third quarters in the win. Goucher's Dave Duff led all scorers with five goals.

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