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The Mountaineers opened the 2017 season on Sunday with a tight contest against Longwood at home, but ultimately fell to the Lancers by a 13-10 final. Three consecutive goals from the Mountaineers midway through the second half put them on top, 9-7, but Longwood responded with the next three scores to re-take a 10-9 lead at the 6:58 mark. Kate Kinsella scored the game-tying goal with just 4:43 remaining, but the Mount was held off the board for the remainder of the contest as Longwood scored the final three tallies for the 13-10 win.
Kinsella registered a hat trick in her collegiate debut, tallying a team-high three goals to go along with one assist, while Carly Miller added a pair of goals and one assist as the rookie duo combined for seven points. Sophomore Taylor Carhart was the other Mountaineer to tally a multi-goal performance with a pair of scores. Jillian Petito made her first career start in net, posting an eight-save performance.
Goals: Kate Kinsella (3), Taylor Carhart (2), Carly Miller (2)
Assists: Kinsella (1), Miller (1)
Points: Kinsella (4), Miller (3), T. Carhart (2)
Ground balls: Jannel Daufenbach (3), Sammie Knapp (3), Jillian Petito (3)
Draw controls: Daufenbach (4), Emily Davis (3), Emily Dees (3)
Caused turnovers: Daufenbach (2), Knapp (2), Six played tied (1)
Save pct.: Petito (.381)
After a season-opening loss to Towson, UMBC posted three straight wins over VCU (20-10), American (10-8) and George Washington (17-8) to move to 3-1 overall. Senior attack Sam Nolan leads the squad with 22 points on 16 goals and six assists, and sophomore attack Sara Moeller has 17 points on six goals and 11 assists. Ashley Peacock owns a 12.75 goals against average and .434 save percentage in four starts in cage.
The Retrievers own a 14-1 advantage all-time over the Mount and have won each of the last five meetings. The Mount's lone win in the series was a 12-10 victory in Emmitsburg back in 2004. In the most recent matchup between the two teams, UMBC came away with a 5-4 win in Baltimore in 2015.
The Mountaineers return to Emmitsburg for a matchup with Niagara on March 4 at 11 a.m.