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UMBC falls to SBU, but clinches AEC’s three seed

Carolyn Jamison had three assists, but despite the UMBC loss, the Retrievers clinched the No. 3 seed in the upcoming America East tournament.

The offensive assault of the No. 4 Stony Brook Seawolves was just too much for the UMBC Retrievers women’s lacrosse team on Saturday morning. The four-time defending America East champions pulled away early and beat the Retrievers 19-8.

Lauren McDonald scored six goals to lead UMBC, but the rest of the offense struggled to get going.

Stony Brook scored the first four goals of the game, with Emma Schait netting three of her six goals in the game inside the first 13 minutes of the game. McDonald then put the Retrievers on the board with a goal just 20 seconds later and 17:35 showing on the clock, but Schait scored her fourth goals three minutes later to keep the Seawolves ahead by three scores.

McDonald wasn’t to be outdone and scored another goal in a hurry. McDonald scored her second goal just 12 seconds after, but Stony Brook wouldn’t go one-for-one with the Retrievers the rest of the way. They would scored three goals in response to push ahead 8-2 with 5:24 left. Then, after Sara Moeller ended the run with a UMBC goal, Stony Brook scored three more goals in a row, including one as the halftime buzzer sounded, to take an 11-3 lead at halftime.

McDonald scored two of the first three goals in the second half and UMBC was much more even with the Seawolves after the intermission, but they couldn’t string together goals. Stony Brook refused to let UMBC get back into the game. They further separated themselves with the final three goals of the game while shutting UMBC out for the final 12 minutes of the game.

UMBC held close in shots, trailing just 39-33 at the end of the game, but went 0-for-7 on free position goals and struggled to get the ball past Anna Tesoriero, who made 12 saves in the game. UMBC goalkeeper Ashley Peacock made 10 saves in the game.

The Retrievers will conclude their regular season game next Saturday, April 29, when they travel to Vermont for another 11 am game. Despite the loss, the Retrievers have still clinched the No. 3 seed in the four-team America East tournament with a 3-2 league record and one game to go. With New Hampshire beating Binghamton on Saturday as well, neither the Wildcats nor Bearcats could get more than three league wins. UMBC has head-to-head tiebreakers over both New Hampshire and Binghamton.

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