Women's Lacrosse Scores 12 Second Half Goals; Coady Leads Offense in 19-11 Win Over Vermont
BALTIMORE- UMBC exploded for 12 second half goals and ran past Vermont, 19-11, in a key America East contest played in warm conditions at UMBC Stadium.
The Retrievers won ba19 gck-to-back games for the first time this season and improved to 3-2 in league play and 6-7 overall. The Catamounts dropped their fourth in a row and fell to 8-7 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
Several Retrievers had record-setting offensive performances in the contest. Senior attackman Emily Coady (Westminster,Md./Westminster) set career marks with six goals and nine total points, midfield classmate Alicia Krause (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) had a pair of goals, but tacked on a career-high five assists, and freshman attacker Abby Wilson (Bel Air, Md./Fallston) posted a season-best five goals and six total points.
Coady's nine-point effort is tied for the third-most in school history. The last nine-point effort was turned in by Loree Miller, who scored five goals and added four assists vs. St. Francis (Pa.) on April 10, 2002. UMBC's last six-goal effort was turned in by Amanda Pappas vs.Manhattan last season.
Krause also posted the 100th goal of her career with 14:23 remaining in the contest.
UMBC junior midfielder Lindsay Cox (High Bridge, N.J.) added four goals and an assist for UMBC. Vermont was led by sophomore attacker Sydney Mas and senior midfielder Samantha Stern, who each tallied three goals and an assist.
The Retrievers never led in the first half, but pulled even at 7-7 on a Wilson score with 4.4 seconds remaining in the stanza. UMBC took its first lead as Wilson found the net 4:24 into the second half. Coady and Mas then traded a pair of goals apiece and the Catamouts were still within 10-9 with 17:48 to play.
But the hosts scored the next five goals and outscored Vermont, 9-1, in a 10-minute span to put the game away. Wilson began the run by converting a Krause pass from the left wing with 16:06 remaining and Cox scored 26 seconds later on a drive and shot from the opposite alley. The Retrievers would scored three more goals to post five in a span of 3:35 before Stern gave the Catamounts a glimmer of hope with an unassisted tally with 12:10 to play.
But Cox began a 4-0 Retriever surge at the 10:18 mark which iced the victory for UMBC.
UMBC outshot Vermont, 36-27, and Retriever reserve netminder Anna Barnett (Midlnd,Texas) recorded the win. The freshman made nine saves and allowed five goals in the final 45:04 of play. Vermont starter Laura Barber allowed the first 18 UMBC scores and was credited with 5 saves in 52 minutes of work.
Vermont jumped out to a 3-0 lead 5:27 into the contest and led, 6-3, midway through the first half. But Coady scored a natural hat trick to pull the Retrievers even at 6-all with 4:44 to play in the first half.
UMBC plays its final regular season home game on Tuesday, April 17 when they entertain American in a non-conference affair at 7:00 p.m.
Notes: The 19 goals scored by UMBC is a season-high and is the most scored since a 20-6 win over Manhattan on March 13, 2011… Coady hit the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season needs two more for 100 in her career… UMBC held Vermont, the nation's eighth-leading scoring squad, 3.5 goals below their season average.