Defensive Battle in Maryland

Mount St. Mary’s (3-2) and The University of Maryland at Baltimore County or, as it is more commonly known, UMBC (1-1) squared off at the Waldron Family Stadium in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

The Mount never trailed and held on for a 9-8 victory.

To The Action

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The opening quarter would only witness a combined three goals. Jake Krieger (1g,1a) opened the score sheet with his 3rd of the campaign at the 11:17 mark to give the Mount an early 1-0 lead.

Nick Dupuis hit Dane Hall (1g) who buried a low shot past Griffin McGinley (Mountaineers netminder) to knot it up with 5:32 left.

With just:32 showing, Connor McMahon hit Cormac Giblin (3g) to close out the taut opening stanza.

Moving On

The second followed the pattern of the opener with a three goal reveal.

Jared McMahon (2g) went far post to increase the lead to 3-1 the Mount way.

Connor McMahon (2g,1a) followed by a second from Giblin closed the half with a 5-1 Mountaineers lead.

To The Third

After a 27:00 scoring drought, Brian Tregoning (1g) cut it to a 5-2 game. UMBC liked scoring so much, they did it again with Nick Dupuis (1g, 1a) hitting on the advantage and, just like that, we had a close game, 5-3.

Connor McMahon stopped the run with his 3rd of the season.

Brett Baucia (1g) scored at 2:14 making it 6-4.

Krieger set up Jared McMahon (2g) on the man up to make it a three goal game once again, 7-4.

Can the Retrievers Retrieve a Comeback Win?

With just ten seconds in, Jack Thomas (1g,2a) converted a Colin Kasner (1a) feed to get it back to a two goal difference.

Brandon Latieri (1g) pushed it back to a three goal disadvantage.

Taylor Bohannon (1g,1a) followed :37 later with an advantage tally from Mike Doughty (2g).

With 9:22 to play, we had a one goal game at 8-7.

Giblin scored a back-breaker for his 9th with 5:19 remaining.

UMBC kept the battle raging and were rewarded with a proximity marker from Doughty with 2:52 to go.

UMBC had chances in the closing minutes but, a save and several missed shots signaled doom.


Shots were 44-28 for the Mount with Griffin McGinley allowing 8 goals for MSM with Tommy Lingner turning away 11 shots in the UMBC nets.

UMBC committed 20 turnovers and failed to clear on 9 of 14 attempts.

Defensive Battle in Maryland

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

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