UMBC mounts late surge to top Colgate, 13-9

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March 01, 2009|By From Sun staff reports

Fifth-ranked UMBC broke open a tight contest with a fourth-quarter surge and defeated 15th-ranked Colgate, 13-9, in a matchup of 2008 NCAA tournament participants yesterday at UMBC Stadium.

Junior midfielder Kyle Wimer led the Retrievers with five points on two goals and three assists. Junior attackman Chris Jones tied his career high with three goals, and senior midfielder Alex Hopmann (Annapolis) also scored three goals.

At 3-0, the Retrievers are off to their best start since 2001. The Raiders lost their third straight to a top-10 team, falling to 1-3.

After Colgate sophomore midfielder Rob Bosco tied the score at 8 at the 13:06 mark of the final quarter, Peet Poillon, a transfer from Ohio State, scored his lone goal of the day, face-dodging his defender from 11 yards out and beating Raiders goalie Tim Harrington at the 11:37 mark to give UMBC the lead.

NO. 18 LOYOLA 8, PENN STATE 7:: Cooper MacDonnell and Shane Koppens each scored three goals apiece and the visiting Greyhounds (2-1, 1-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) opened a successful defense of its ECAC title with a victory over the Nittany Lions (0-3, 0-1). A goal by Penn State's Rob Forster trimmed an 8-6 Loyola lead to one with just 37 seconds remaining in the fourth period. But Loyola won the ensuing faceoff and earned an extra-man opportunity on a slashing call, giving the Greyhounds the ball and the chance to run out the clock.

NO. 20 BUCKNELL 8, NO. 9 NAVY 7:: Freshman Charlie Streep scored a spectacular diving goal as time expired, lifting the Bison (1-2, 1-0 Patriot League) to a wild victory over the visiting Midshipmen (2-2, 0-1) before an announced 1,015 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Bucknell led 7-3 after three quarters, but Navy stormed back with four straight goals and tied the score at 7 on Joe Lennon's goal with 1:30 remaining before Streep scored his game-winner.

TOWSON 11, AIR FORCE 9:: Senior attackman Bill McCutcheon scored a career-high five goals and added two assists as the Tigers (1-1) defeated the Falcons (1-2) in the opening game of the Harrow Sports Face-Off Classic at Barton Lacrosse Stadium in Denver. McCutcheon, who has six goals and four assists this season, tied his career high with seven points. McCutcheon gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead 56 seconds into the game when he converted a feed from freshman Matt Lamon (St. Mary's).

WASHINGTON COLLEGE 20, VIRGINIA WESLEYAN 6:: Senior attackman Jimmy Kielek (Archbishop Curley) had three goals and four assists as the visiting Shoremen (2-0) beat the Marlins (1-2).

STEVENSON 9, STEVENS 7:: Junior Richie Ford (Towson) had two goals and one assist, and junior Geoff Hebert (Dulaney) made a career-high 12 saves as the Mustangs (2-0) defeated the visiting Ducks (1-1).

MCDANIEL 19, MORAVIAN 4:: Gibbs Preston (McDonogh) converted on his first six shots of the season and finished with six goals and two assists to lead the Green Terror (1-0) over the visiting Greyhounds (0-2).

ST. MARY'S 9, DICKINSON 2:: Five goals in the fourth quarter propelled the Seahawks (1-1) over the visiting Red Devils (1-1) at the Bullis School. Sophomores Dennis Rosson (Severn), Sam Burns and Chris Morihlatko (Broadneck) each scored two goals in the win.

SALISBURY 17, WIDENER 5:: The top-ranked Sea Gulls (4-0) increased their nation-best winning streak to 49 games by beating the visiting Pride (0-2). Salisbury has won 77 consecutive home games since 2003.

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