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Halftime Notes, UMBC-Towson lacrosse

**A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the UMBC-North Carolina score. The correct score is 12-7**

At the half, UMBC trails Towson 5-3 at Unitas Stadium.

The Retrievers started a brand new defensive unit, benching seniors Bobby Atwell, Matt Kresse and Lance Ophof in favor of sophomores Tim Schaeffer and Aaron Verardi and freshman Lucas Wood.

The young trio played into the second quarter, during which time the Tigers scored three goals, including one on an opening possession that lasted more than three minutes. They were eventually replaced by Atwell, Kresse and Ophof early in the second quarter.

Freshman goalie Adam Cohen, making his first start since a 12-7 loss to No. 2 North Carolina on March 6, has played well. He's allowed five goals and made eight saves in the first half.

On a night when the Retrievers decided to provide plenty of opportunities for their younger players, a pair of freshman attackmen scored their first collegiate points on the same play.

After a one-minute slashing penalty was called on Towson, Joe Lustgarten assisted Scott Jones' goal with 7:12 left in the second quarter. The score was UMBC's last of the half.

The Retrievers' Shane Ryznar scored the other two goals for UMBC in the half, while the Tigers have spread out their scoring, with five different players finding the back of the net on 23 total shots.


  • Kristen Wilkerson - America in Photos Examiner 5 years ago

    Nice reporting!

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