Posted Sunday, March 18, 2007 by .
College Park, Md.—The UMBC men’s lacrosse team dropped an 11-7 decision to tenth-ranked Maryland in chilly conditions at Byrd Stadium. The Retrievers fall to 3-3 on the season, while the Terrapins improve to 4-2.
Junior midfielder Terry Kimener led the UMBC effort with three goals and an assist. Senior Drew Westervelt scored a goal and added a pair of assists, while sophomore midfielder Alex Hopmann notched a pair of goals.
UMBC fell behind, 2-0, but did tie the game on a late first quarter score by Hopmann and an early second quarter tally by Kimener. But the deadlock lasted less than two minutes, as Maryland would go on a 4-0 run and would eventually forge a 7-3 advantage at the half.
The Terrapins outscored UMBC, 4-0 in the third quarter, but the Retrievers continued to fight and turned the tables, scoring four unanswered goals in the fourth. Westervelt made it 11-7 on a goal with 2:02 to play and UMBC had an extra-man opportunity, but two Retriever attempts were saved and the Terps won their eighth straight game over UMBC.
Shots in the game were even at 29-all, as UMBC enjoyed a 15-3 margin in the fourth period. UMBC sophomore netminder Jeremy Blevins made 10 saves in 60 minutes of action. The Retrievers won 12 of 20 draws, with all the wins credited to junior Taylor Marino.
UMBC returns to action next Sunday when they entertain Ohio State at 1:00 p.m.