PHILADELPHIA - It was close throughout the full 60 minutes of play, but the UMBC women's lacrosse team fell on the road to the Drexel Dragons, 11-9, on Wednesday afternoon.
FOR THE RECORD
Drexel moves to 5-2 on the season while the Retrievers fall to 2-4.
Drexel jumped out to a quick 3-0 before Olivia Docal (Glenwood, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) put the Retrievers on the board with 21:12 on the clock.
After the Dragons extended their lead back to 4-1, Lily Kennedy (Marriotsville, Md./Marriotts Ridge) scored her 10th on the year to cut the lead to two at the 17:40 mark.
Drexel scored two in a row to take a 6-2 lead with 11:02 to play before freshmen Megan Halczuk (Fawn Grove, Pa.) and Claire Bockstie (Forest Hill, Md./Maryvale Preparatory) sent two into the net to cut the deficit to 6-4 at the half.
Out of halftime, Drexel scored two quick goals to extend its lead to 8-4 at the 28:13 mark in the second half.
The Retrievers, however, came back by scoring three-straight to cut the lead to 8-7. Junior Courtney Renehan (Mt. Airy, Md./Glenelg/Maryland) scored first at the 28-minute mark, before Bockstie and Docal netted their second goals of the day.
Drexel added another goal, the first in a six-minute period, to extend its lead to 9-7 with 10:06 on the clock before Bockstie scored her third of the day to cut the lead back down to one.
The Dragons scored two quick goals late in the period to extend their lead back to three, 11-8, but Renehan would have the last say as she bounced in a goal at the five-second mark to mark the final score 11-9.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
11 - The Retrievers and Dragons were even on draws, each team winning 11.
10 - The Retrievers now have four players (Kennedy, Bockstie, Docal, and Renehan) who have scored 10+ goals so far this season.
9 - In goal, junior Lexi Roberts (Baldwin, Md./Fallston/Army West Point) made nine saves on the day.
3 - Bockstie (3g) and Renehan (2g,1a) led the Retrievers with three points on the day
ON TO THE NEXT ONE
The Retrievers' four-game road trip continues closer to home as they play the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays on Monday, March 16. The opening draw from Homewood Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.