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
If you like defense, this one would be for you.
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.
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
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