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Women’s Lacrosse Drop One to Vermont, 11-6

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It was very well rounded scoring by UMBC as six retrievers scored the six goals. Erika Braerman and Bria Phillips put UMBC up one but the Catamount answered back in with two goals of their own before Amanda Gable tied the game at three each to go into the half.

The second half was a different story. Kara Dorr, Ashley Stodter, and Amanda Pappas each netted a goal but Vermont scored eight goals for the win.


Written by Corey Johns

March 28, 2009 at 10:08 pm


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I’d just like to apologize for my blog right now and not sticking to it’s regularly done previews and the sunday rant. This should be the last weekend where stuff like this should happen. Just please all realize, I’m a college student with two other jobs and do this all by myself for no money.

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Corey Johns

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March 28, 2009 at 10:29 am

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Baseball Loses to Maryland, 8-1

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Marty Zawacki pitched just two innings but was still saddled with the loss. Though he wasn’t the pitcher who took the bulk of the damage he allowed one run for the loss. Austin Drewyer didn’t have a great outing. In just three innings he allowed the seven other runs with no strikeouts. Justin Lamborn had the best hitting day going 2-3 while Rick Phillips went 1-3 with 1 RBI, scoring Max Himmelstein for the team’s only run in the seventh inning.

Written by Corey Johns

March 26, 2009 at 7:15 pm

Softball Splits with Local Rival Towson

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GAME 1: UMBC 4, Towson 2

It’s all about pitching with thsi softball team. Stephanie Weigman allowed just two runs in seven innings with four strikeouts. But as good as pitching is it doesn’t matter unless the team scores something. Lauren O’Malley, Amanda Barker, Krista Kearns, and Lynn Pronobis all crosses home plate for a run with Kearns leading the team going 2-3 with a run.

GAME 2: Towson 6, UMBC 1

It was a rare off day for Amanda Fefel from the mound. She allowed 11 hits in seven innings with six earned runs. It didn’t help that the bats weren’t there for UMBC either. While Lauren Brummell, Fefel, and Rebecca Bernheimer all recorded multi-hit games, Brummell was the only retriever to score after Fefel followed up Brummell’s double with a double of her own to score Brummell.

Written by Corey Johns

March 25, 2009 at 10:22 am

Late Rally Not Enough as Women’s Lacrosse Falls to Johns Hopkins, 8-6

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Amanda Pappas and Kara Dorr both scored in the final five minutes in attempts to make a comeback, but it wasn’t enough as the women’s lacrosse team dropped to 5-5 with a loss to John Hopkins.

Brooke Foussadeir put the Blue Jays up 2-0 with two early goals and set the tone right away. While Amanda Gable and Pappas answered back before Abbey Swift answered Gina Maranto’s goal with seven minutes left in the first half, Johns Hopkins outscored UMBC 5-3 the rest of the way to make the difference in the score.

Pappas scored twice wile four other retrievers added one. Quick ended the game with six saves but ultimately a loss after allowing eight goals.

Written by Corey Johns

March 25, 2009 at 10:13 am

Baseball Drops one to Mount St. Mary’s, 7-3

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Ed Bach struck out three Mountaineers in six innings but allowed five runs, three earned. Brian Klukowicz came in for relief but allowed two runs in two innings, though neither were earned.

The recipe for success in baseball is good pitching and defense. Errors killed the team. Anytime a team gives up four unearned runs, which was the difference in the score, there is a problem. Hopefully it is just early season problems that will go away come conference play.

Hitting however the team can do. In the third inning and bases loaded Shawn Retz was walked to score Curtis Schickner. The next inning Schickner scored off a Brad Brainer double. Then Shawn Retz drove Brainer home on a fielders choice for three runs.

Written by Corey Johns

March 25, 2009 at 10:07 am

Softball Wins 5-3 over Binghamton to Place Second at UMBC Spring Classic

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It’s always good to get a conference opening win. Binghamton has a good team but it was better that the team started a pitcher other than Stephanie Weigman or Amanda Fefel. Julia Culotta started on the mound. She didn’t do great pitching three innings and allowing six hits and three runs (one earned) with no strikeouts. Weigman did come in and get the win improving her record to 10-7 with a one hit day with eight strikeouts and no runs in four innings.

Malorie Weller continued her great start of the season with a 2-4 performance and three RBI’s. Lauren O’Malley added a 2-3 performance with two runs and one RBI while Ashleigh Robinson went 2-2 with three runs after pinch running for Kaela Mason in the second inning.

Written by Corey Johns

March 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm