The Retriever women’s lacrosse team ended their season on a high note with a 12–7 win over the University of New Hampshire on senior day at home and clinched the third seed in the playoffs. Thanks to a strong, one-sided start in the first half, the Retrievers were able to wrap the season up with a win.
At the end of the first half, the Retrievers had a solid 6–2 lead over New Hampshire. Sophmore Carolyn Jamison contributed to half of the Retrievers’ first half point total with a pair of goals and an assist.
Although in the second half, New Hampshire did begin to show signs of life. By the end of the game, they outshot UMBC 26–23 and scored five second half goals, but it was not enough to overcome UMBC junior goalkeeper Ashley Peacock. Peacock tied her season high 11 saves against New Hampshire.
New Hampshire, despite their offensive comeback, still managed to be outscored by UMBC 6–5 in the second half. Jamison again made her presence known by scoring another three goals in back half, giving her a total of five in the game and tying a season high herself.
The win against New Hampshire is only the third win UMBC has had against their conference foe, making the all-time series record 12–3, with the last home win being a 10–8 win back in 2011.
The win was a great payoff for the five seniors honored before the game, as it also clinched the third seed for the Retrievers and avoided them being stuck in a three-way tie for the final playoff spot. The players honored were Paulina Christ, Brittany Marquess, Meghan Milani, Megan Flock and Sam Nolan, the team’s leading scorer.
Nolan scored the first goal of the game and had an assist on one of Jamison’s goals. Nolan leaves the team also as the fourth leading scorer for points per game in the conference with a 3.69 average, scoring 37 goals, and 22 assists. Nolan has also secured a trio of victories this season with three game winning goals, tied for third in the conference.
The Retrievers will next face off against the University at Albany, the conference’s second seed. Albany previously defeated UMBC in a one-sided, 16–6 loss.