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Men’s Lacrosse vs. Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (6-1=2, 1-0):
A- Ryan Smith (7 goals, 3 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Chris Jones (9 goals, 3 assists, 11 ground balls)
A- Matt Latham (12 goals, 3 assists, 15 ground balls)
M- Alex Hopmann (20 goals, 2 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Peet Poillon (12 goals, 16 assists, 6 ground balls)
M- Kyle Wimer (16 goals, 9 assists, 25 ground balls)
D- Brian Schneider (9 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)
D- Kevin Goedeke (9 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
D- Steve Settembrino (11 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
GK- Jeremy Blevins (78 saves, 53.8save%)
FO- Justin Radebaugh (30-78, 38.5%)

Key Reserves:
A- Rob Grimm (5 goals, 9 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Rich May (2 goals, 3 assists, 1 ground ball)
M- Jamie Kimbles (3 goals, 0 assists, 1 ground ball)
LSM- Mike Camardo (25 ground balls, 18 caused turnovers)
D- Matt Kresse (3 ground balls, 1 caused turnover)

Towson (4-4, 2-0):
A- Bill McCutcheon (17 goals, 8 assists, 6 ground balls)
A- Matt Lamon (2 goals, 2 assists, 4 ground balls)
A- Tim Stratton (5 goals, 3 assists, 13 ground balls)
M- Brock Armour (5 goals, 4 assists, 6 ground balls)
M- Randall Cooper (4 goals, 8 assists, 8 ground balls)
M- Justin Schneider (2 goals, 6 assists, 3 ground balls)
D- Joe Wascavage (16 ground balls, 5 caused turnovers)
D- Marc Ingerman (7 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers)
D- Matt Richter (16 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)
GK- Rob Wheeler (85 saves, 56.7save%)
FO- Mitchell Rosenberg (92-152, 60.1%)

Key Reserves:
A- Will Harrington (6 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls)
A- Pat Britton (4 goals, 0 assists, 1 ground ball)
M- Scott Ruhl (2 goals, 1 assists, 3 ground balls)
M- Peter Mezzanotte (2 goals, 1 assists, 15 ground balls)
M- Mitchell Rosenberg (1 goal, 0 assists, 52 ground balls)
D- Cameron Zook (16 ground balls, 2 caused turnovers)

Aside from being two local rivals, this game has potential to b very interesting. UMBC has won their last three, as has Towson. UMBC has a very high powered and potent offense. Towson has a shutdown defense. UMBC struggles with face-offs. Towson is one of the best face-off teams. All this game is going to boil down to is UMBC’s midfield vs. Towson’s defense. Towson has a dominate defense, especially over the last few games. But UMBC has three of the best midfielders in the country, all of whom are being considered for player of the year. The safe bet would be to go with UMBC for the win. They are at home, ranked six in the nation with a very high powered offense and great goalie. But Towson will not just sit down and let UMBC walk all over them. Bill McCutcheon is a mismatch for defenses and can have a lot of success. He can pass the ball off to somebody while he’s double teamed and make teams pay that way. UMBC’s biggest problem is face-offs. Towson very well may dominatw face-offs but Zimmerman is sticking with his man in Justin Radebaugh. Get him experience for the future and realize he’s just a freshman. Just hope your defense can hold up and the offense can get in a rhythm and make up for the lack of face-offs won.

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Written by Corey Johns

March 31, 2009 at 1:17 am

It’s A Miracle, We have a Tennis Update

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I severely apologize to all of the tennis fans I have. I myself am also a big tennis fan but the match results have been posted four days after the event lately and at that point it was just to late to post anything. But in a surprise move the match results have been posted the day of the match. Sadly though the men’s tennis team lost 6-1 at Geroge Washington. The lone win came from Nick Savage-Pollock and Fredi Voorman in doubles competition as they dropped Ugar Atalay and Richard Blumenfeld in an 8-5 match.

Just to give an update on the entire season the Men’s Tennis team is currently 6-6 with top wins being a 7-0 win over Morgan State and a 7-0 win over Quinnipiac. The men’s team had gone 3-2 in their last five matches and are now at the start of a four game road stretch.

The Women’s Team gets back to action on Wednesday but are currently 3-4 with just one more home match in their final six.

Written by Corey Johns

March 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

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Softball Ends Double Header against Maine with a Shutout for Sunday Sweep

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GAME 1: UMBC 7, Maine 4

It only took two innings for UMBC to do their damage as they scored six runs in the second inning to go up 7-0 over the Black Bears. Lauren Brummell set the tone for the game with a first UMBC at-bat home run in the first inning.

In the second Krista Kearnes and Kaela Mason crosses the plate before Amanda Fefel hit a grand slam to put UMBC up 7-0.

Fefel was a star in the game. She shut Maine out for the first three innings before giving up four total runs in the fourth and fifth inning. Stephanie Weigman stepped in relief for Fefel to make sure the win was in tack and allowed just one hit in 2.2 innings for the UMBC win.

GAME 2: UMBC 5, Maine 0

Stephanie Weigman had a phenomenal outing on the mound allowing just four hits in seven innings in the 5-0 shut out of Maine.

Emily Thompson doubled in the second inning to score Amanda Page and Malorie Weller. Shortly after Jessica Vetok helped Thompson cross home before Lauren Brummell singles to allow Vetok to cross herself for a four run second inning. In the fourth inning Brummell recorded her second RBI with a sacrifice fly to score Ashleigh Robinson.

4-0 lead isn’t enough as baseball loses to Fairfield, 5-4

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In the second inning Rich Conlon crossed the plate with two other retrievers left on base to be followed by Max Himmelstein hitting a home run to center to go up 4-0 over Fairfield.

But that wasn’t enough. While Austin Drewyer held the Stags scoreless for the first three innings he gave up three runs total in the fourth and fifth inning. Michael Pesci did a great job in relief allowing no runs for two innings, but Travis Pearson gave up two runs in the ninth inning to put Fairfield up one and UMBC went three up and three down in their last shot at the win.

Written by Corey Johns

March 30, 2009 at 1:08 am

Men’s lacrosse opens conference play with ten retrievers scoring a goal in a 14-8 win

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UMBC had a great outing all around, except face-offs which has been a problem all year. UMBC went up 2-0 midway through the first before Stony Brook scored their first goal and eventually go into the half- down two 6-4. The second half was just dominating for UMBC. After scoring the last goal of the first half with six seconds left, UMBC continued for a 4 goal run and outscoring the seawolves 8-4 in the second half for the 14-8 win.

Matt Latham lead the offensive charge with a hat-trick while Peet Poillon and Chris Jones each scored two with seven others scoring one. Jeremy Blevins had seven saves in 58 minutes before Kevin Kohri recorded two and one goal in under two minutes of play.

the only problem was face-offs. Justin Radebaugh went 6-20 before Matt Curtain came in and went just 1-6. Ok to be honest UMBC is just much more talented than most of the America East and should win a lot of games, but when they play Albany it could pose problems as they are also nationally ranked.

Luckily UMBC has one more non-conference game with a game against Towson on Tuesday before their final four conference games.

Written by Corey Johns

March 29, 2009 at 12:21 am

Baseball Drops Two Games to Fairfield

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GAME 1: Fairfield 7, UMBC, 2

Ed Bach is off to a very slow start this year. His first two years at UMBC he attracted pro scouts every time he stepped on the mound but that Ed Bach hasn’t shown up this year. He gave up five runs off eight hits in six innings with four strikeouts. Granted non of the five runs were earned but he was still pinned with his fifth loss this year.

Travis Pearson didn’t have much more success in relief. In three innings he allowed four hits with two runs (both earned) and no strikeouts.

The only two runs for UMBC came in the fourth inning with Tom Meaney homered to center field to also score Wink Nolan.

GAME 2: Fairfield 6, UMBC 4

The team scored twice as many runs in the second game of the double header but the pitching was still and issue. Kevin Clark far from meet the performance in his last outing which was a shutout but but this time in 4.1 innings he gave up eight hits, though just two runs (both earned). Three pitchers came out in relief. Steve Miller pitched 0.2 innings with two runs to finish the inning. Michael Pesci came in for one out but Ryan Morse was the one who was given the loss after giving up two runs off six hits in 2.2 innings.

Brad Brainer (2-4) and Justin Lambron (3-4) each scored two runs with Wink Nolan getting two of the RBI’s, but the two eighth inning runs by Fairfield were the difference for the UMBC loss.

Written by Corey Johns

March 28, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Softball Drops Conference Opener to Maine, 6-4

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Kaela Mason was only at bat once in the game and with it she got rid of a three run deficit with a three run home run in the sixth inning to tie the game.

Maine got out to a quick 3-1 lead in the second inning and added a fourth two innings later to put UMBC down three with two innings to go (the game was only seven innings), before Mason hit her three run homer to tie the game. The problem was Maine scored two more right after to go up 8-6 for the eventual final score.

Stephanie Weigman got off to a bad start but did only allow seve hits with six strikeouts, but those seven hits lead to six run (four earned) and the loss.

Written by Corey Johns

March 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm