Catonsville, Md. (March 1, 2017) – The Mount St. Mary's University women's lacrosse team was downed by UMBC, 16-7, in non-conference action on Wednesday in the Mountaineers' first road test of the season.
Carolyn Jamison of UMBC led all scorers with six points on five goals and one assist, while Sam Nolan added four goals and Payton Van Kirk tallied three.
For the Mount, Sammie Knapp paced the squad with three goals and one assist, and Taylor Carhart registered a pair of scores. Carly Miller and Emily Davis each added a goal apiece, as Davis' tally was the first of her career.
Ashley Peacock made 11 saves in goal for the Retrievers to collect her fourth win of the season, while Jillian Petito took the loss for the Mount. Freshman goalie Elicia Wells made her collegiate debut for the Mountaineers, making five saves and surrendering just three goals in the final 23:39 of action.
The Mount (0-2) and UMBC (4-1) both started out slow on the offensive end as they combined for just two goals in the opening 16-plus minutes of play. The teams then traded a pair of goals apiece over the next three minutes, with Knapp picking up both scores for the Mount during the stretch, as the game remained deadlocked at 3-3 at the 10:27 mark of the half.
The Retrievers followed with five straight goals, including three from Jamison, to push their advantage to 8-3, before a Mount goal from Miller broke up the UMBC streak.
Nolan answered with a pair of late goals for UMBC to send the Retrievers into the halftime break with a 10-4 advantage.
Knapp completed her hat trick just over two minutes into the second half for the Mount's first goal of the period, cutting the team's deficit to 11-5.
After tallies from Nolan and Jamison extended the UMBC lead to 13-5 at the 24:34 mark, neither team found the back of the net for the ensuing 10 minutes, until Van Kirk netted one off a feed from Lauren McDonald to make it a nine-goal UMBC advantage.
The Mountaineers ended their scoring drought with 11:51 remaining in the contest on Davis' goal off a free-position attempt, but Caitlin Milller scored two of the game's final three goals to close out the 16-7 UMBC win.
The Mountaineers return to Emmitsburg for a matchup with Niagara on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m.