Men's Lacrosse Falls At UMBC, 9-7

Men's Lacrosse Falls At UMBC, 9-7
BALTIMORE, Md. - Jack Oppenheimer (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Jake Emms (Victoria, British Columbia) scored twice each, but the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team was defeated by the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, 9-7, Saturday afternoon at UMBC Stadium. With the loss, the Bobcats fall to 2-4, while the Retrievers improve to 2-4.

Christian Haggerty (West Nyack, N.Y.), Dylan Webster (Brampton, Ontario) and Mike Gast (Grand Rapids, Mich.) scored once each for Quinnipiac, while Haggerty and Kevin Kelly (Redding, Conn.) had two assists each. Oppenheimer and Webster also added one assist each.

Scott Jones and Scott Hopmann led UMBC with two goals each, while Neill Lewnes, Jamie Kimbles, Dave Brown, Tim Shaeffer and Greg Korvin had a goal each. Rob Grimm had three assists, while Matt Gregoire, Jones, Kimbles and Lewnes each posted one assist.

Brian McCullough got the win in net for UMBC, making 13 saves on 20 chances, while Kevin Benzing (Severna Park, Md.) made two saves in defeat.

UMBC's Jones opened the scoring, depositing a shot from the doorstep off a Grimm pass from behind the net. Quinnipiac responded with the next five goals to take a 5-1 lead by the midway point of the second quarter. Oppenheimer scored twice in the span, while Haggerty, Gast and Emms each tallied one goal. Kelly had two assists in the stretch, while Haggerty and Webster both had an assist.

The Retrievers got two goals back before the end of the half, and the Bobcats led, 5-3, at the break.

UMBC opened the second half with a pair of goals to tie the game by the 11:09 mark of the fourth quarter. Quinnipiac battled back with a man-up goal at the 10:05 mark of the fourth quarter. Haggerty led Emms to the crease for the easy goal.

The teams exchanged the next two goals and the QU lead remained one following a Webster goal from Oppenheimer at the 8:37 mark. But UMBC scored the game's final three goals, including the game winner by Hopmann with 6:23 remaining, to take the 9-7 victory.

The Bobcats return to action Saturday, March 26, when they travel to Baltimore, Md., to face the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Opening face-off from UMBC Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.